In a stunning display of petty vindictiveness, the screws are being tightened once again on that blight of humanity known as smokers:
More than 90 per cent of smokers are barred from renting a property, new figures have suggested.
Actually, having read the article, that is not what the survey is actually saying, although I can’t quite figure out how a respectable journalist from the mainstream media could make such a stupid mistake. However, I digress.
Just 7 per cent of landlords allow smoking in their property while 38 per cent said they will evict lodgers who smoke indoors, according to the survey by easyroommate.co.uk.
So what they’re actually saying is that 93% of landlords won’t allow smoking, rather than 93% of smokers being unable to find a rented home.
But really, 38% would evict a smoker? I would certainly charge them heavily for cleaning services at the end of the rent if there was a smell in the house, but throw someone out?
How on Earth did we get a reputation for tolerance in this country?