Judith Hatton RIP

Sean Gabb

It is with deep regret that I announce the death last Thursday the 10th April of Judith Hatton. She was for many years one of the most formidable defenders in our Movement of the right to smoke. One of her last achievements, indeed, was to advise the makers of the film Topsy Turvy on smoking habits in Victorian England. Thanks to her, this remarkable film is drenched in alcohol, nicotine and other recreational drugs. She turned a film about Gilbert and Sullivan into a window on how life was lived in a free country.

Her death is to be lamented. However, bearing in mind its great length, and its general richness, we ought much more to celebrate her life.

3 responses to “Judith Hatton RIP

  1. Sorry to hear this. I didn’t know much about her but did see her talking on one of the L.A videos on Google Video. Rest in peace.

  2. On behalf of everyone in the Evans family I send our love and best wishes to those she leaves behind. A staunch and true defender of liberty she will be sorely missed by all who knew her. My family and I attended her funeral this morning which was a grand gathering of so many of her friends. Judith, RIP.

  3. Judith was godmother to my son Jerzy (6) and my daughter Judyta (19 months) was named for her. She was the most popular teacher in our Liberty English Camps in Lithuania every year and very much enjoyed visiting us in Warsaw whenever “Blair’s bloody Britain” got her down.

    She had a courage and spirit of adventure that now seems sadly lacking in the youth of the New Europe.

    We miss her terribly.

    Steve, Monika, Jerzy Waszyngton and Judyta Ilona Browne
    Valley City, North Dakota USA