The Last Furlong

Comments on the race of life.


Why I like men/cigarettes/pipes/cigars and snooker

My mother told us stories about my father and her going to America for a year in 1946 aboard a war time troop carrier. It was an uncomfortable experience, evidently. And coming back was equally entertaining. Continue reading



A bit of a cock-up

I have always written this blog as “The Last Furlong”. I make everything short and sweet and topics can be about absolutely anything I feel like posting. There’s no set theme. Continue reading

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On Tobacco Control and the Drug War – harm reduction

Good stuff here  whether you are pro or anti drugs/smoking/vaping – half an hour on ideas you didn’t think of.  I personally hate the term “Harm Reduction”  even though I am a vaper. I hate the term because it issues out of the mouth of Tobacco Control, and I view “The EndGame” (ie – a world without smokers) as a totalitarian ideology that should be fought with all our might. But this is harm reduction with a twist. Enjoy. Continue reading


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Review the smoking ban – new report

Smokers are the only group of people in the Western World, that are never considered, never given a voice, who are overtly persecuted. Society has been sculpted to “hate” them by a barrage of deceit and lies poured into their minds by Prohibitionists whose only “Endgame” is the eradication of smokers worldwide. Continue reading


Giving up addictions through guilt

The Furlongs are not smokers, even though our children were brought up in a smoking home.  I smoked for fifty years, but now I vape. God help anyone who tries to stop me doing THAT. Continue reading


Dear Prime Minister – what I want

A political party phoned us yesterday to do a “survey”. Mr Furlong took the call. He was brilliant! He told them exactly what he thought of them and why we wouldn’t be voting for them today. I listened in awe. Mr Furlong and I , no matter how we can’t bear each other when our satnav comes between us in our car, concur on many things. That makes our relationship very good. I know he reads this blog, but I can’t say if he agrees with me on what I want from the Prime Minister – he’s not passionate about some of the stuff that upsets ME. Continue reading