The government’s latest brilliant idea is to ban shops from displaying cigarettes so that children are not encouraged to take up smoking.
Today, my wife came up with a much cheaper, simpler and probably more effective plan. Gordon Brown should take up smoking. For good measure, the rest of the Cabinet should do so too. The sight of Gordon, Alistair Darling, Jacqui Smith, Jack Straw and Ruth Kelly puffing away would make smoking so uncool that no teenager would ever want to do it again.