Forest, the pro-smoking lobby group, celebrated its 35th anniversary at one of finance’s favourite watering holes last night. Boisdale Belgravia happily provided an ample heated smoking area along with Cuban cocktails and Latin canapes.
“The world is obsessed with people’s rights, but one sizeable group with no rights are smokers,” Boisdale owner Ranald Macdonald told The Capitalist. “There’s one organisation which defends their rights and that’s Forest.”
Eighties pop icon Joe Jackson flew in from Berlin and several MPs popped along to get some fresh air, including Nigel Evans and David Nuttall who were played to by Macdonald’s son’s band Hidden Charms.