vendredi 30 mai 2008


"British Cabinet had warning of cancer-smoking link" - but decided to do nothing because of the tax revenues smoking brings into the Government's coffers.

No real surprise here, just a timely reminder about where the real interests of governments lie. Because it wasn't just about protecting a safe source of tax cash but, of course, protecting the profits of the tobacco industry which has always been arse and shirt with the powers that be and doesn't need to count its profits - but just has to look at the lung cancer stats from around the world to know how well their product is doing.