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George Monbiot doesn’t like the fact that current Conservative Party leadership contender Kenneth Clarke is Deputy Chairman of British American Tobacco.

His final paragraph suggests a certain unpleasant new home for Clarke:

I am not suggesting that Clarke has knowingly engaged in illegal activities or has done anything to offend current criminal law. But it seems to me that in a fair world – a world in which human life was valued by our legislators – he would not now be contemplating the leadership of Her Majesty’s opposition. He would be behind bars.

If anyone has any doubt that enjoying a cigarette is considered by the right-on middle-class commentariat as the greatest social evil the world is currently facing they should read the article again and savour Monbiot’s logic.

…not done anything illegal… should be imprisoned anyway…

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