Timmy elsewhereDecember 29, 2014 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere7 CommentsAt the ASI. They’re still calling for plain packaging even though we know it doesn’t work. previousDiddumsnextSo Stephen Glover’s not in the New Year’s Honours List then, eh? 7 thoughts on “Timmy elsewhere” JuliaM December 29, 2014 at 10:01 am Did you expect honesty from them? So Much for Subtlety December 29, 2014 at 10:16 am At some point it is just about them getting their rocks off by exercising power over the rest of us. Some bullies never grow out of it. Ironman December 29, 2014 at 10:20 am It’s funny they should be pushing so hard for this policy when the same samply indicates the policy that WILL work. Andrew M December 29, 2014 at 12:07 pm Tangentially related, but even the Guardian (ok, CiF) thinks banning alcohol advertising in sports is a stupid idea. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/28/dont-ban-alcohol-sponsorship-in-sport Findia Group December 29, 2014 at 12:13 pm Thanks for sharing! Interested December 29, 2014 at 5:40 pm I don’t smoke, couldn’t care less, prefer people to have freedom to advertise etc, but if plain packs make no odds why not go for it? It would save a hell of a lot in print bills and presumably there would remain some way of differentiating brands? Dick Puddlecote December 29, 2014 at 9:01 pm @Interested: Saving a hell of a lot in print bills is precisely why counterfeiters are punching the air about the idea. Meanwhile, other industries all over the globe see the theft of intellectual property as something of a threat. Hence why plain packaging has seen the biggest ever objection to the WTO in its history with a total of 35 countries opposed to it. Considering all that, there should be pretty darn overwhelming evidence in favour of the policy before a government goes for it, which there quite clearly isn’t. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.