Letter: Your Say - The recent idea.
THE recent idea to ban patio heaters for their so-called damage to the environment stirred my usual suspicions as to if this was more to do with the obsession to ban all things smoking-related.
Sure enough, when the MP Vera Baird was voicing her support for the ban she immediately went on to say how the public had "accepted" the smoking ban!
Not content with driving the smoking criminals outside to indulge their guilty yet legal pleasure, they are now under attack for trying to keep warm.
Of course all an MP has to mention these days is "the environment" and you can be sure another ban will shortly follow.
KEVIN CULLEY, Middlesbrough