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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6278414.stm

For our American friends the Liberal Democrat is the third largest party and is roughly equivalent in ideas to the American third largest (which is actually pretty small if i remember correctly). Liberal by name and nature. Funny how this man can't even abide by a simple rule that the government introduced for the health of the nation. I mean he even heard all the debates in the houses of parliament!
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He voted for the smoking ban, I believe. Kinda disconcerting. He just doesn't seem to be able to avoid letting himself down. First the alcoholism, now this. I think the party was right to put him out of the leadership; for all Sir Ming lacks, I don't think he would be caught smoking against the ban!
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Hmm.. I think he should face the punishment for that :)

He quite frankly is a joke and is part of the reason why the general public view politicians as useless.
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You shouldn't be an alcoholic as an MP full stop.

I think it is shocking that, given his already tarred name, he should have been the last person caught doing it. I have been on lots of trains and other forms of public transport and been in lots of indoor areas since the ban on smoking on public transport and inside buildings came into effect last year and not once have I seen it flouted.
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Smoking on trains and buses was always forbidden here. Some people flout it though.
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Don't feel bad, the entire time ole wild Bill Clinton was in the Whitehouse trying everything he could think of to put the American Tobacco Industry out of business, he was smoking cigars. Not to mention some other interesting uses he found for a stogie in the oval office.

Even the Govenator Arnold Schwarzenegger smokes a stogie and he's the one that touts physical fitness.

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To the best of my knowledge, cigars are worse than cigarettes.

Politics is well known for it hypocracy.....lmao
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I actually thought cigars were better. Never smoked either, but don't you somehow just taste the cigars, rather than inhale great lungfulls of the stuff as with ciggarettes?

Good point though about politics and hypocrisy. It's too true. Probably the worst example of this was the prime minister before Tony Blair, John Major. He told the country in the mid 1990s that they had to get back to basics. Meaning stable marriages, family values etc. In 2004 I think it was it came out that at that very time, he was having an affair with his secretary. The press here went bonkers over the story. He deserved all the shame he got, but I felt horribly sorry for his wife. However, I digress from the topic.
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Cigars are quite a bit larger than cigarettes and most of them aren't filtered. I've smoked them and I use to inhale at least some of the smoke. They stink worse than cigarettes (at least to me). They are normally (at least traditional ones) rolled whole leaves as opposed to processed tobacco.

My father use to smoke a pipe and that tobacco smelled good compared to either cigarettes or cigars.

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