Today is a sad, sad day for justice-not a word to be incorporated in the same sentence including court/s. Today has shown that the Scales of Justice might as well be removed from the top of the Old Bailey and weighed in for scrap as the courts have, without doubt, bent to the will of this corrupt, lying, cheating, all fabricating government.
The Rampton case has held the interest of many fora long time as this cruel smoking ban has smashed whatever equanimity there might have been in one of our secure mental institutions. Because it is the patients home they should be allowed to smoke-after all, smoking is a great pacifier for the mentally ill!
Because it is also a 'workplace' the law states that there can be no smoking-but this is a special set of circumstances altogether.
The Court of Appeal has ruled against the patients claim that they should have an indoor smoking area. Why should they have an indoor smoking area? Simple, Rampton is a "secure" hospital therefore no patients are allowed in the grounds-not even escorted by a willing member of staff for a fag!
To deny these unfortunate people the right ( the Human Right ) to smoke is totally inhuman. It is obvious that the appeal court has been 'bought' by this government as was the wondrous 'public consultation' that aided the implementation of the smokeban two years ago.
Justice Silber & Pill took the view that security was the main issue thus over-ruled the complaint last year.
I am of the opinion that the security argument was a very weak argument but enough to carry the judgement.
This time round the appellants had a mountain of information to go to war with, no stone had been left unturned on the appellants behalf and this is why, in my humble opinion, it took 6 months for the bewigged, supposedly learned men to pass judgement-they couldn't find a way out!
This government have lost their power in the eyes of the people already, the ballot box will confirm their utter rout in the near future. They are so bloody minded that they cannot possibly back down from a law that was brought in on the back of lies, fabrications, statistical manipulations and paid for consultations. They cannot prove that SHS kills, nor can they prove this imbecilic total ban has saved a life-everything is based on estimates tailored to suit these wunch of bankers.
As for the poor patients in Rampton, you have my deepest sympathy and I would not blame you at all if dissent was shown. Why should you be denied the one simple pleasure you have left?
The the outgoing government I say this, "you will go down in history as biggest bunch of turds in the history of British Politics."
To the incoming government I say this to David Cameron, " you perhaps don't smoke, but millions of people do and you reap the taxation benefits thereof. How can you sit back and advocate Human Rights, Charters etc yet watch this spiteful, malicious debacle continue-especially now we have seen the courts firmly in the pockets of governments!"
The time has come for all men/women to become freemen of the land