The smoking ban

For once, parliament has passed a law that is actually genuinely popular, by banning smoking. Whilst there are clearly lots of smokers who probably aren't happy about it, the majority of non-smokers are looking forward to the day when we can go out the pub and come home not smelling of cigarettes.

From many of the interviews I watched on TV, even many pub landlords ended up in favour of the ban, suggesting that many of their customers would appreciate it. They certainly didn't want the 'compromise' ban that would have seen pubs not serving food being exempt.

This is on top of the recent legislative change which makes it easier for pubs to continue serving past 11PM. Pub culture in England can only grow stronger. Now to find a good local...