March 31, 2015

Michael Martin, the devil’s messenger

All week our media has been speculating excitedly about an expected heave-ho for a political party leader. Apparently Michael Martin just cannot wash off the smell […]
March 24, 2015

Nothing to see here

*‘Scans show impact of smoking on unborn babies’ the headline reads, and we are all supposed to recoil and gasp. Many will simply look at that […]
March 17, 2015

Plain packs? It’s medical pornography

The new law on what is termed plain packaging for tobacco is misleading. The proposed new packs are not plain at all. They will be festooned […]
March 14, 2015

The modern media

I am a (reluctant) contributor to the various national debates but I despise when what I say is taken out of context, when I am blatantly […]
March 10, 2015

Plain packaging: a postscript

In the heat of the one-way debate on plain packaging for tobacco the same dreary old voices could be heard more shrill than ever. Jillian Van […]