Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Tracey John

Rhondda Cynon Taf council is run by people who are mentally ill. They fear smokers and so terrified are they of ordinary people in their communities that they must make up some kind of derogatory name to make them sound like the worst kind of evil.

We are now Eco Criminals it seems.

This lady has just been harrassed and victimised by the council who, presumably, she pays to keep her streets clean with the amount of over inflated council tax that is supposed to be used for such things as clearing rubbish. Unless you are a smoker, of course, and they you have to pay twice as much as any one else just because the bullies can force you to.

This lady dropped a cig end. A biodegradeable cig end - like dropping a leaf. A smokerphobic jobsworth saw her and reported her. She says she picked it up and threw it away but that won't do. She's a smoker and they can lie and force money from her with menaces.

Now she is being blackmailed into paying for a crime she didn't commit or lose her freedom and be branded a criminal - and they've even designed a new name especially for smokers. She says she'll go to jail. I hope she does and I hope we can very quickly raise the money to get her out again and stick two fingers up to the council which really is the one that should be prosecuted because it attacks people it encourages others to hate. Hate Crime is an offence punishable by law so why is the council allowed to get away with this behaviour?

But what really got me about the council was this smokerphobic comment that has absolutely no basis in fact at all : "As well as creating unsightly environmental conditions, the offence can attract vermin."

Really? One dropped cig end?

What was that I said the other day about the next stage and criminalisation?