What do people think about David Cameron and Cannabis?
February 12, 2007 10:35am CST
Over the weekend it came out that while at Eton, David Cameron was caught in possession of cannabis. It was a result of a police sting, and so many pupils of the school were involved that they only passed the drug dealers and more serious offenders to the police. Cameron was "sentenced" by his school to writing lines. If he'd been in a state school, he'd have been expelled and banged up in a borstal. This isn't the first time drug taking has come up - when he was running for leader of the conservatives, the issue of cocaine use at university came up. He refused to either confirm or deny the rumours. What do people think about this? I think that if it is confined to just school and university, he'll get away with it. If it turns out he continued drug-taking in adulthood, there's a problem. I'm also uneasy about the way the Tories are spinning it as "normal". Lots of people don't take drugs, does this mean we are abnormal? Also people aspire to be normal, so to descibe any behaviour as normal is to promote it. Do people on Mylot agree or disagree with me?
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