As much as I hate the waste of money Early Day motions are they do provide me with amusement so I shouldn't complain. Bob Spink, Independent/UKIP depending on the day of the week, has tabled a motion that says,
That this House notes there are over five million people in the UK with asthma and over one million of these are children; further notes that children with asthma may be excluded from academic, physical or social activity in schools; welcomes Asthma UK's upcoming initiatives, such as World Asthma Day on 5 May 2009, which will highlight the experiences of people with asthma; and calls on the Government to improve support for children with asthma.I now have visions of asthma sufferers around the world meeting up in flash mobs having left the brown and blue inhalers at home. They're all going to do a 200 metre sprint and collapse enmasse gasping for air, just to highlight the experience of people with asthma - the only problem is no one will notice because we'll all be dead from swine flu.
Note: I suffer from asthma and find smoking helps me greatly.