No Smoking in Church

New British law mandates “no smoking” signs be posted outside of churches.

Anglican bishops, normally a placid bunch, are fulminating at the costly inanity of it all. “Another example of the aggressive nanny state,” said the Rt Rev John Broadhurst, the Bishop of Fulham. “The whole thing is stark-staring mad.” Quite. Wouldn’t it be more sensible (as well as far cheaper) to accept that, under the new diktat, smoking is forbidden in all public places and that notices should be erected only where it is allowed?