Soon, you can expect to see a slop bucket in your staff canteen and if you work where you are allowed to eat at your desk, there'll be one in the office too. When you fall foul of Labour's law against stepping on the cracks in the pavement, with its mandatory five-year prison term, you'll be well trained for prison life.
I thought Parliament was dissolved and that they shouldn't be making up laws now? Well, they can't help themselves, it seems.
What's it for, this slop collection? It can't be composted. Meat and bones don't compost, they just rot. Even if it's picked up once a week, it will contain stuff that was already 'off' when it went in the bucket and a week at room temperature is enough to make any leftover food deadly. So it can't be used for animal feed either. Filtering out the bones and any other sharp bits would make it uneconomic. The heat and processing required to render it into something safe to feed to an animal would make a mockery of any 'green' claims.
They can't be composting it and they can't be using it in animal feed. Perhaps they are about to set up the Soylent Corporation?
Or maybe it's just more obedience training?
RantinRab mentioned the design specifications for outdoor smoking shelters. They are very specific. Very specific indeed. If you set up an outdoor shelter and it doesn't fit the guidelines, you have to tear it down and start again. You also need planning permission in many cases. You don't need permission for a garden shed, but you can't let smokers use a shed. Nor can you let them use a gazebo if it has sides. You are not permitted to smoke in a tent.
The shelter must be at least 50% open to the elements. It must not be enclosed. You can't dodge it by setting one open side facing a wall or fence because that would shield the smokers from the wind, and that's not allowed. All of the potential problems listed on that page can be solved by designating an indoor room as a smoking room but that is not even considered.
Antismokers - tell me why? It's a smoking shelter, it's already outside, you have absolutely no interest in going anywhere near it so why do you insist that it cannot be in any way a pleasant place to be? Is it because if it's pleasant, you might want to use it? If smokers had a greenhouse to sit in, with comfy chairs and tables for drinks, you'd just burn with envy, wouldn't you? Your spitemeter would go off the scale. They can't have that. They are smokers.
So, let's hear the 'why' of it. Second hand smoke is of no relevance here because it's a smoking shelter. Third hand smoke is of no relevance because if smoking shelters were enclosed and pleasant, you'd hardly ever see us inside the pub anyway. Even the smell is irrelevant - if it's enclosed, you'd get less smoke coming your way, not more. So why the vicious insistence that smokers suffer? Is it really simple spite? Is that really all you have now?
Or maybe it's more obedience training?
Jimmy Freedom pointed out the story of the Aberdeen homeless-hostel that might be given an exemption from the no-smoking-indoors spite. There's not much of the story available there because it's a pay-site, and I'm not paying.
A tyrant councillor has already decided that Rules are Rules and this must not be allowed. I hope it is, I hope the Righteous get their special treatment for those poor pets of theirs, because then they can explain why they are demanding a ban in private homes while exempting those who don't have homes...
The smoking ban is not about health. It is obedience training. So is all the rest of it.
Sometimes they push the training too far. Political correctness has now officially killed more people than passive smoking. And yet the events which led to that death are actively encouraged.
Sometimes they overestimate the extent of that training, to the point where they believe they can use medical records for party political purposes and we won't mind. The training continues until we cease to question anything.
Rules for some, not for others. It makes no sense - why can one person do something but another will be arrested for doing the same thing?
Don't ask questions.
Obey. Keep obeying.
It's not going to change next month.