So the Greek government, which is cash strapped remember, has had a collective head-scratching about this and has come up with a nice idea. After all they are pretty well hated amongst the population, and this EU driven legislation is just pissing off the populace. So they are proposing this,
The Greek government is planning to introduce smoking licences for wet-led venues so that customers can smoke.There is of course the fiscal incentive...
The cost will be decided based on the size of the establishments and any venue that allows smoking without the licence will be closed.
The government believes it could bring in “at least” €50m (around £42m) from issuing the smoking licences.
So Mr Cameron. You can be liberal, big society, and raise cash for the exchequer? What do you think?