The council house smoking ban

Source: Libertarian Alliance
by Sean Gabb

“his is a step in the War on Smoking I have predicted for years. Smoking has been banned almost everywhere else. Why not redraft council tenancies to ban smoking? Indeed, why stop here? The next step will be to lean on insurance companies to make it hard for private landlords not to ban their tenants from smoking. After that, it will be more pressure on the insurance companies, and perhaps on mortgage lenders too, to cover owner-occupied properties. No one expects these bans to be universally obeyed. They will not at first be universally enforced. The idea is to bring them in, and leave them for a while. First enforcement will probably be against the sort of council tenants who deserve to be evicted on other grounds. After that, the vice will gradually tighten. Before it is very tight, smoking will have been effectively made a criminal offence.” (05/08/17)

https://thelibertarianalliance.com/2017/05/08/the-council-house-smoking-ban/

  • dL

    First enforcement will probably be against the sort of council tenants who deserve …

    Probably against your brown hordes, Sean. Deportation for smoking violations. Culture of liberty!!!