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Reefer madness

It appears to be fashionable once more for senior government members to disclose whether or not they smoked cannabis in their youth. Leading the way was new Home Secretary Jacqui Smith – now in charge of reviewing the 2004 declassification

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Media try to drag up ‘shady’ drugs past. Entire nation yawns.

Quick poll. Does anyone, anywhere, give a honking bum trumpet whether David Cameron smoked cannabis in his schooldays or not? Certain sections of the media seem unhealthily obsessed with this ‘story’, for reasons that I cannot fathom. If he didn’t

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Work is the curse of the drinking classes

At last, it seems we are on the cusp of having sensible drinking hours in this country. We don’t need pubs to stay open 24 hours a day, and in 95% of cases I bet they won’t anyway. But how

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Just say no

Or, if you’re David Cameron, when asked “have you ever taken hard drugs?”, refuse to answer one way or the other. This is a particularly petty witch-hunt isn’t it? Who cares if he has or not? What difference does it

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White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It)

As “exclusives” go, “Supermodel uses cocaine” is probably up there with “Pope prays on a regular basis”, or “Teenage boy has a wank”. Not really much of a surprise. We’d probably be equally unsurprised to find out that she makes

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24 Hour Party People?

We have a funny attitude to alcohol in the UK. On the one hand, we have the most draconian licensing laws in Europe. On the other, we abuse the substance more than any country in the Western world. With the

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A week is a long time in blogging. . .

And two weeks is an eternity. So I thought it long overdue to churn out some thoughts on events of the last couple of weeks. In no particular order: George Galloway. Yes, he was entertaining at the Senate hearing, and

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