From the Observer
We live in a country where the prime minister refuses to say whether he has ever taken drugs. As Mr Cameron once ticked a multitude of boxes on the drug squad’s offender profile – rich, single, young man working in target-rich environment of a London TV company’s PR department – I can guess the cause of his embarrassment. The leader of the opposition, meanwhile, has appointed as his spin doctor Tom Baldwin of the Times, who has never responded to uncorroborated allegations in a book by the Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft that he could well have had a fondness for cocaine when he was a hell-raising reporter about town.
What they and many others at the top of politics may or may not have swallowed, snorted or injected would be no concern of yours or mine, if they allowed an intelligent argument about drugs policy.