Redonda is a "one mile square remnant of the cone of an extinct volcano." According to Wikipedia, "The current title of 'king' of Redonda is disputed by at least nine people." Here's "king" Leo's site.
Yesterday a spokesman from the Department of Health confirmed that if the pub was granted embassy status then it would be exempt from next month's national smoking ban.Link (Via Nothing to do with Arbroath)
She said: "The new smoke free law will not be enforceable against premises with diplomatic status - as recognised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
"For the health of staff and visitors to overseas embassies and consulates, the Department of Health would encourage these premises to follow the principles of the new smoke-free law by eliminating second-hand smoke from their enclosed workplaces and public places."
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