He proposes that traffic wardens, CPO’s, (plastic plod) and any other official that now patrol our streets on a daily basis should be able to police the ban by giving out spot fines of around £70 to errant smokers. Not unsurprisingly there is opposition to his loony idea, which becomes less loony as the idea seeps into the publics, and the MSM’s, consciousness.
The loony councillor and his proposal came to the attention of that esteemed blogger and champion of smokers rights, Dick Puddlecote. So much so that Mr Puddlecote has organised a protest gathering of smokers and non smokers alike to voice their disdain.
Last night Mr Puddlecote and Mr Bartlett were asked to go ‘head to head’ on Talksport radio but the errant councillor went all shy on us and the radio jock was having a problem getting hold of him on his mobile phone, which is funny as the good councillor has had no problems prostituting himself in front of the media’s cameras.
Mister Bartlett eventually was tracked down and did a massive U turn, you see the purpose of his proposed ban has nothing to do with litter, it’s all about your health and the media got it all wrong. It’s for the children he says in the recording below, all for the sake of the children, a mantra often trotted out by the anti smoker to garner the awwwwwwww effect.
Dick Puddlecote comes in around 9 minutes into the program and the councillor sometime later.
I left some of the banter from the presenter in as he hit the nail on the head more than once.
Man Widdicombe has more or less the same recording, it’s all good stuff.