First Brexit. Then Trump. A spirit of revolution is sweeping the world. The Ancien Regime is being toppled everywhere. A particularly fine example of the old order:
SMOKERS who light up near hospitals will face fines of up to £1,000 from next year, the Sunday Herald can reveal.
The Scottish Government has published proposals for implementing legislation that makes it an offence to smoke in areas directly outside a hospital building.
In a letter to health board chiefs, it states the no-smoking zone perimeter should extend to a distance of 15 metres from the building.
Anyone who flouts the ban within the zone will be subject to the same penalties as if caught smoking in a public place – a £50 fixed fine. But, if this is not paid the case will be taken to court, with a possible fine of up to £1,000.
I must confess that when I…
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