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Saturday, 4 September 2010

We will, oh yes, we will rock you!


Lysistrata said...

Yay! you've used it successfully! More freedom.....well done. :D

jredheadgirl said...


Michael J. McFadden said...

Well Done!!!!


Anonymous said...


Notable Godber quotes - allegedly.
"Joseph looked quite shocked and said: "You really can't expect to abolish smoking." Godber replied: "No, but I want to see it reduced to an activity of consenting adults in private."

"the most lethal instrument devised by man for peaceful use"

"What we are trying to do is to persuade him that that voluntary act is not only a long term threat to his future, but also an inducement to others to adopt the same folly.We are in fact asking for an almost infinite number of acts at self-abnegation so that a dirty and dangerous habit can be eliminated from our society."

“First, I think we must ask ourselves whether our society is one in which the major influences exercised on public opinion are such as would convey the impression that smoking is a dirty, anti-social practice, spoiling the enjoyment of youth and accelerating the onset of the deterioration of age.”

"Need there really be any difficulty about prohibiting smoking in more public places? The nicotine addicts would be petulant for a while, but why should we accord them any right to make the innocent suffer?”

"The merchants of death - and I assume that phrase was thought up by Sir George Godber because he thought up most of the good phrases we use"

But prepare to man the barricades, they are not finished yet -

"He felt smoking should be seen as an infestation of the home, to be wiped out like head lice."

Anonymous said...

I think an SS hat would have set off the monocle on Godbers eye ,uncanny.

Anonymous said...

"I can't break with Godber," wrote Crossman in his diary in October 1969. "He is a very powerful man of the department and people never like acting against his wishes.

He is away half of the time around the world, advising the World Health Organisation, in America, lecturing.

He is remote, out of touch now I think, except with the lord high panjandra and the physicians in the Royal Colleges of London.

He knows all the top people, but nothing about ordinary life, yet on the other hand he is radical and left-wing.

I don't want to quarrel with him."

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