The latest attack on our everyday lives from the "good ideas club" comes in the form of putting an end (ban) to the displaying cigarettes in shops. The smoking Nazi's have had their way and managed to get all smokers out in the cold, but that's not enough. They don't care about second hand smoke, all they care about is a total ban on cigarettes, and inch by inch they are getting their way. It also looks likely that the anti-smoking lobby will push for a ban on vending machines in pubs and restaurants.
Of course the government have announced that they will have a public consultation to gauge public opinion on these issues. If this is anything like their other consultations with the public, you can guarantee that they will waste a massive amount of money by ignoring anything the public had to say. This governments' consultations are just a smokescreen to push through any policy they like, they don't give a monkey's what we think.