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Sweet FA: Banning Things Is The Labour Party’s Competitive Sport

by | 18th, September 2008

SINCE 1997, the Labour Government has created more than 3,600 new criminal offenses.

As it says, “Britons can now be charged with everything from importing Polish potatoes to holding an unlicensed concert in a church or community hall.”

The challenge is to find more things to ban. You want more? You can’t handle more:

The FA handbook states: “Under-7s and Under-8s are not permitted to play in leagues where results are collected or published or winner trophies are presented”…

Sir Trevor Brooking, the FA’s director of football development, said: “In the youngest age groups there’s too much emphasis on winning leagues, often to satisfy parents and coaches.

“That’s what we’re looking to change. We need better, more skilful players coming through. Undoubtedly having league tables at this age is not helping their development.”

And smokers beware:

Some health trusts in London are resorting to “direct action” to encourage people to stop smoking and to look after their mental and sexual health.

Not content with warnings for smokers in adverts, posters and on cigarette packets, they are employing people to confront them in the street as they step out for a few quiet puffs.

They say it is cost-effective, and enables them to raise awareness about their local services.

Ban it. And if you can’t find something to ban, invent it and then ban it. Is fish hunting still legal..?

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