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This spe­cial event was host­ed by Bois­dale MD Ranald Mac­don­ald and Simon Clark, direc­tor of the smok­ers’ group For­est (Free­dom Organ­i­sa­tion for the Right to Enjoy Smok­ing Tobac­co) at Bois­dale of Canary Wharf. There were 156 guests across 15 tables from The Insti­tute of Eco­nom­ic Affairs, the Adam Smith Insti­tute, Con­ser­v­a­tives for Lib­er­ty and Women In Tobac­co. The Tax­Pay­ers Alliance was rep­re­sent­ed along with the Insti­tute of Ideas, Man­i­festo Club and Lib­er­al Vision. Jour­nal­ists from The Times, Tele­graph, Wall Street Jour­nal and Dai­ly Mail attend­ed the event as well as six MPs and sev­er­al par­lia­men­tary researchers. The evening began on the the Cuban Gar­den Ter­race with the Havana Club Rum moji­tos. Din­ner was served in the main restau­rant fol­lowed by speech­es from Rob Lyons (Action on Con­sumer Choice), uli­ette Tworsey and Jules Shapiro, guests from New Orleans where smok­ing was banned in bars and casi­nos ear­li­er this year. The prin­ci­pal speak­er was Baf­ta award-win­ning film pro­duc­er Stephen Evans, who veered off in var­i­ous direc­tions ref­er­enc­ing Shake­speare, Churchill and George Best before fin­ish­ing with the ral­ly­ing cry, Enough is enough!”