The so-called ‘war on drugs’ at Westminster is a massive distraction

There are many problems with people’s behaviour in parliament – sexual harassment, bullying, alcohol problems, often a mix of the three – but rampant drug-taking is almost certainly not one of them, writes Marie Le Conte

Tuesday 07 December 2021 15:19
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<p>‘Boris Johnson announced  he was considering taking away the passports and driving licences of people found to be drug users’ </p>

‘Boris Johnson announced he was considering taking away the passports and driving licences of people found to be drug users’

The terrible truth about drugs is that doing them is, and will always be, more fun than talking about them. This applies both to sesh fiends found on university campuses everywhere and (sadly) the majority of politicians.

The two groups usually have little in common, yet – when it comes to drugs – neither can resist boring everyone to death whenever they have run out of other things to say, ie quite often.

This week is allegedly “crime week” – which is odd, as the last “crime week” was in July, but perhaps it is like the Queen’s birthday, and we get to enjoy it twice a year – and now all Westminster wants to talk about is cocaine.

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