In what seems like a marathon of stupidity, Paul Flynn is really going hell for leather in providing this blog with future blog posts . This is his latest screed against the Tobacco industry and pro-choice organisations.
Hilariously Colin Grainger adds, “Freedom2Choose is not pro-smoking - it is a pro-choice organisation - we neither condemn nor condone what is, after all, a legal pastime for adults.” I have replied asking who funds this group.So Paul is answering the question with his own prejudice before getting the answer.
No prize for guessing whom it might be.
Ten seconds on Google would've given you the answer Paul. Not that you wanted the truth.
Unlike ASH or CRUK, FREEDOM2CHOOSE doesn’t receive any funding, there’s no big industry backing us, no Lottery grants or Government handouts, only what we raise ourselves.
Unless Paul Flynn has evidence to the contrary he should be careful about the insinuation that the Tobacco Industry is backing this group. Wouldn't want to end up in court again would you Paul? Wouldn't want a repeat of the Endowment Justice debacle now would you?
What a fantastic person to have as an elected official.
Oh and Paul, the point that Colin Grainger makes is perfectly valid. You don't have to be pro-smoking to support the liberty of adults to indulge in what is a legal pastime.
A rather good point. Still it is not the first time that Paul Flynn has been a tad "confused", take this letter from Private Eye that I spotted in issue .1204.
Sir, Is the Paul Flyn, MP for Newport, who so fulsomely congratulated Peter Hain on his "eighth successive year of distinguished service as Sec. of State for Wales" the same Paul Flynn, MP for Newport, who in his 1999 book, Dragons led by poodles, described him as having "been compared with Odo, Star Trek's shape-shifter who liquefies at the end of each day and sleeps in a bucket then later emerges in any shape he wishes"? Apparently Hain had "the capacity of being on all sides - simultaneously". Somewhat mysteriously Flynn referred to him at that time as having succeeded to the Welsh Office "without a shudder of guilt". Not how he left it, eh!
The letter was by someone called John Newsinger, well said sir! I covered that before: Here
Ay, and now the photo's of Mr Flynn's hair that have pride of place on each post about him.
The spike, leaning to the right there.
The Twin Towers?
Sadly the voters of Newport are stuck with our designer haired chimp until the next election...
Oh and lastly a Link to story of Mr Flynn's libel case...