Give 'em hell...
Simon Clark is getting déja vu...
We all know where this is heading.
It reminds me of the three or four year period before MPs voted for a national workplace smoking ban.
Prior to the 2005 election the Labour government showed very little desire to introduce a comprehensive, nationwide ban. Instead it was rumoured Tony Blair was happy to leave it to local authorities to decide their own policy.
One day therefore I would find myself addressing a council committee in Plymouth. A few weeks later I'd be doing the same in Middlesbrough, then St Albans, and so on.
A decade or so later we're facing a similar situation, but the issue now is outdoor smoking.