tobacco settlement

A very senior person at a very important national youth serving organization, who is also the most stylish out-doorsy butch in the world,  just referred to spending down tobacco settlement money as “smoke ‘em if you got ‘em”
The boycotting of Israeli goods is to become a criminal offence

Local councils, public bodies and even some university student unions are to be banned by law from boycotting “unethical” companies, as part of a controversial crackdown being announced by the Government. Under the plan all publicly funded institutions will lose the freedom to refuse to buy goods and services from companies involved in the arms trade, fossil fuels, tobacco products or Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

This really exposes the tory rhetoric about local empowerment and taking control of their own budgets as total bullshit - not to mention their supposed love of the “free” market