The bitch is Treasury minister Justine Greening, she of the unfortunate squint and the overbite. No doubt in spiteful revenge for being born in the ugly draw, Greening seems set to reduce the number of fags I can bring into the UK without undergoing interrogation by the Tax Stasi from 3,200 to 800. Some 'getting government off your backs' eh?
Listen you mongs. I can bring in as many fags from the EU as I like as a personal shopper and for my own consumption; I can either do this with your explicit recognition, or we can go through a whole panoply of stopping and questioning, legal action and voluminous correspondence, FOI requests, judicial review and the rest to establish the fact. Your choice. We'll drown HMCE in legal actions.
Just don't expect anything but outright hostility to a Conservative government from this blog from here on.