I am a 50-something smoker, occasional imbiber and concerted AGW skeptic. As I get older I am becoming extremely fed up and concerned by the greater control successive governments are exercising over us. From surveillance cameras that don’t reduce crime but increase snooping, the anti-smoking ban and the general attitude of if someone gets upset by something lets ban it. Time was that we had a system which said that if it isn’t declared illegal its OK. We seem to be running rapidly toward the continental system of it isn’t legal you can’t do it. More and more laws, more and more crimes and a general slide toward a totalitarian state.