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Latest Advice in Relation to TPD

Discussion in 'Campaigns and Social Awareness' started by ossettbob, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. ossettbob

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    Just received this e-mail :-

    Jun 10, 2016 — Despite the setback in the Lords, vapers are making ground in Westminster. One well placed source in Parliament described the lobbying that they had faced over the last fortnight as “huge.”

    So your pressure has not been wasted. It has caused politicians to start to think how to win your support by pushing for a quick reform of the TPD. So let’s keep knocking on the door.

    Here’s a simple thing to do this weekend.

    Yesterday a very important figure, the Leader of the House of Commons Chris Grayling, told MPs that the e-cigarette rules in the TPD “have been carefully considered by the appropriate Committees of the House.” (You can read his words here: http://bit.ly/1thDtRZ)

    Those who recall the Parliamentary process of the TPD will know his statement is completely untrue. They were not “carefully considered.” Instead Parliament was misled and bypassed by an arrogant minister.

    Firstly: the European Scrutiny Committee which is supposed to review EU legislation was “overridden” (that means ignored) by the junior health minister Anna Soubry MP.

    Secondly: she failed to follow procedure and talk about her decision with other government departments

    Thirdly: Anna, misled the Committee when she told it that e-cigarettes “fell out of the Directive.” E-cigarettes were in the Directive - and sadly remain there.

    It's really worth watching her speak to the Committee (video: http://bit.ly/25SwMUH text: http://bit.ly/1Yijyyk). Does it look like Parliament "carefully considered" the matter?

    So what can you do? Tweet Chris Grayling at @commonsleader and email him at commonsleader@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

    Ask him to watch the video. Let him feel some of that “huge” pressure. Respectfully suggest that he should correct his false statement to Parliament. There are 2.8 million vapers. We won’t forget LordsVapeVote.

    (FYI: more background articles on Anna Soubry's involvement: http://bit.ly/21d0Yqi http://bit.ly/1WIJALu http://bit.ly/24Gjyb3 http://bit.ly/1WIJdRk and http://bit.ly/1tncQvF )
     
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  2. SirLugg

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    @ossettbob I've just been looking into this as I had a similar email. Thank you for posting.

    Jump all over this people. Mr Grayling is NOT a fan of Europe and will be very keen to get one over on them. He made his statement to parliament based on false information and is currently getting battered on social media to address the balance and publicly change his mind.
    Big, big black eye for the TPD if he does and all things considered he probably will.

    Can we pin this @junglist @Rob @Diche ?
     
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  3. Diche

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    Done :)
     
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  4. ossettbob

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    I`ve sent my e-mail but we need more support.
     
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  5. Diche

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    I have tweets set throughout today, both promoting and doing the action. Some of which are quite brutal.

    They have got away with far too much over the years, NO MORE LIES
     
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  6. ossettbob

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    Great. I have one query though. Why does this only appear in recent posts section & not new posts ?. Some members might not see it. I see lots of threads, including stupid ones, staying permanently in the new posts section.
     
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    This is weird. I have discovered that, when I reply to a new thread, it moves it to recent thread section. When Rob replies to the same thread, it moves it back to new threads section.
     
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  9. Diche

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    Ahh that could be because it isn't new to you. If you are the most recent poster its new to other people but not you
     
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  10. ossettbob

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    Ahhhh. Got you. Take pity cos I`m ancient !!!!. Thanks.
     
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