Smoking at Cannes

Why don’t we see this kind of defiance of illiberal legislation more often? It’s something the French do well. In a time when vices are being outlawed left, right, and centre, I’d like to see a bit more bolshyness from the British public.


[...] this year I wrote about how the French were standing up to anti-smoking legislation. The Dutch are now doing the [...]
I agree.
Hmm, Interesting label: "illiberal". Laws by their very nature are illiberal, in a truely liberal society no law would be required. People would be free to do what they wanted, but would choose not to do it if it infringed on other peoples rights. So we could argue that the use of cannabis is just a mass act of defiance against the illiberal anti-drugs legislation.