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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by bigdaddy, Apr 2, 2011.
BBC News - Ex-landlord jailed over smoking ban at Bolton pubs
end of the day he broke the law , if he had payed the fines maybe he wouldnt of gone to jail but he simply ignored the law
Well for a start good on him for ignoring the ban.Now is it worth him being in prison? Not imo.
6 months a bit heavy ya only get fined if ya mug someone
I think its more than harsh, if someone had brawled in the pub and actually hurt someone they would get a slap on the wrist and told not to do it again, worse would be a fine maybe, i think hes just been made an example of tbh.
although yes i do agree its more than a lot of criminals get he still broke the law , he shouldnt of done it in the first place
That's a severe sentence! Jailed and heavily fined for allowing people their freedom of choice which the Government deprived them of? :blink:
The laws in England and their penalties for breaking them are so irrational.They never justifiably fit any crime committed!
As a non-smoker that couldn't enjoy nights out before due to smoke stinging my eyes, serves him right for flouting the ban.
It could only happen here, the law is an Ass.
I'm anti smoking too. I still think it's a slightly harsh sentence considering there are people in this country getting away with murder (almost literally).
Smokers say they should have the right to smoke where they want, but shouldn't non-smokers have the right to breathe smokeless air where they want?
This kind of thing has bothered me since I was a small child, long before the ban was implemented so I'm not spouting political rubbish. I genuinely cannot stand the smoke and it should be within my rights to not have to breathe it. You choose to smoke, you don't have to inflict it on others.
They should bring in pubs for just smokers.
Can someone answer me these 2 questions please?
1...can they still smoke in the house of commons?
2.. do our armed forces still get cheap fags?
Well i think it is absolutely stupid, there are murderers, rapists etc out there that need to be in JAIL and we are paying for a "Pub Landlord" to be in jail over a smoking ban!!!
I agree that anyone who breaks the law should be punished - but crikey, a hefty fine, losing his job, and a prison sentence - talk about over the top!
the law is a ass.
i think this is a severe sentence.
a fine would be fine
obviously he needed to keep his job to pay the fines.
Exactly, for goodness sake this counrty needs to get a grip i think.
You break the law if you photograph a copper...or a train leaving a station...or the House of Commons...under the anti terrorism act.Just because a load of bent thieving politicians bring in legislation doesn't mean it's good law....far from it.
The judges are pathetic with their sentencing...prison should be for persistent thieves, drug pushers,kiddie fiddlers and violent yobs...not for non payment of a fine for of a stupidly thought out law.
I think it's stupid! Im a none smoker always have been & hate the smell of fags! But in my opinion if someone wants to smoke it's there choice & they shouldnt be penalised for it, a smoking room in any pub work place is better than having them stand outside in all weathers!
As for the landlord it's his choice again bet his pub was popular!
good job i dont take pictures of them then hey !!
btw i never said he deserved 6 months jail
Apparently if you can provide a room that has a door away from the rest of the pub.. And fill in a smokers questionnaire you can smoke in that pub in that room.. I remember it in the paper the other year.. Its classed as surveying smokers..