I've long held the view that whether to consume soft drugs should be a matter of personal choice, not something for the government to legislate on. I'm not sure cannabis should be a illegal at all. Society hasn't collapsed with cannabis being a Class C drug here in the UK, and hasn't collapsed over in Amsterdam with the drug being legal.
Needless to say, the dour drip now resident in Number 10 doesn't seem to agree. Not so much a case of the"Prudence of Gordon Brown", but rather the "Prude that is Gordon Brown".
Of course, it would be interesting to see which members of Brown's Cabinet have enjoyed the company of Puff the Magic Dragon - I suspect that even if the big man himself (and I am talking physical girth here, not personality or intelligence) has not had the occasional toke then some others will have done so. And lo and behold, we hear from the new Home Secretary - the woman tasked with heading up this drugs review. And, yes, she has inhaled. So no doubt her experiences at university will give her a real sense of perspective on this debate and she will be able to see both sides of the argument.
"I was wrong... drugs are wrong... I want to focus on what I can do in the future, not what I did 25 years ago."Shitting hell. Debate of this sheer calibre is normally reserved for primary school. And how can anyone other the the most closed minded twat faced cock monkey go into a policy review with such a closed mind? I know this is just a review, and I know that there is a chance that the classification of dope will not change but with Gordon "The Puritan" Brown and Jacqui "Ignore My Evil Youth" Smith I'm not massively optimistic.
Brown, Smith and anyone else involved in this review have the chance to prove themselves as liberal, open-minded politicians. But on the available evidence, they are going to take that opportunity, and spunk it up the wall.