May 30th, 2012

Druggy Dave and Co

An interesting snippet from Damian Thompson’s new tome on addiction – The Fix:

“As with heavy drinking, there was an aspirational aspect to it. Dope smoking was associated with public schoolboys and especially Old Etonians. An acquaintance of mine smoked quite a few spliffs with David Cameron, the future Prime Minister. Whether Cameron tried anything harder at Oxford isn’t clear, but it’s interesting that, in 2012, neither the Prime Minister nor the Chancellor of the Exchequer had denied snorting cocaine. Neither, come to think of it, had the current President of the United States, nor his predecessor. One of these days someone should write a book entitled Tory MPs Who Have Done Drugs. It wouldn’t necessarily be a slim volume. One former MP whom I know for a fact has a nose like a vacuum cleaner recently told his local radio station he’d never touched anything stronger than alcohol.”

Guido reckons he could  write a similar “Politicians I Have Done Drugs With”…


  1. 1
    Steve Miliband says:

    Ed miliband is just a dope

  2. 2
    Fact says:

    It is up the person what they put into thier own body.


  3. 3
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    Does the taxpayer also subsidise the charlie in Strangers Bar?

  4. 4
    Zapppa says:

    Now the’re in power it’s us that needs the drugs :-)

  5. 5
    Chris Bryant says:


  6. 6

    Whether Cameron tried anything harder at Oxford is unclear
    What like the house masters cock ?

  7. 7
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Smoke them out.

    What Ossie, Camoron et al have done as students isn’t quite the same as drug taking in office.

    Of course Smith, Blair and others in Labour’s motley crew didn’t inhale or sniff. All are saints, all a paragons of virtue.

  8. 8
    Fact says:

    Anyway, I would rather have a MP who had smoked drugs or done some charlie than sat thier studying Socialisim, Marx etc

  9. 9

    And that includes William Hague !

  10. 10
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m on medication

  11. 11
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    I’m more concerned with BBC types who use Cocaine today with tax payers money they get as wages.

  12. 12
    Doctor my pension pot says:

    It takes a long time to get over depression gordon.

    as we all finding out.

  13. 13
    life gets better says:

    Assange has lost his extradition appeal hearing.

  14. 14
    Quisling says:

    Columbian marching powder is endemic in the mejia and fashion industry

  15. 15
    Disgruntled Sheffielder says:

    Do you know mate, I think I would too

  16. 16
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Too true, the latter is likely to warp your mind giving you an unreal sense of the world and a feeling that you know it all.

  17. 17
    anonyMP says:

    Drugs Kill ………

  18. 18
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    Common hallucinations include trees with gold leaves, and the last 13 years never having existed.

  19. 19
    Rizla Teeth says:

    Fancy that!! James D’Beanpole smoked copious jays with One Day You’ll Call Me Dave!!

  20. 20
    Anonymous says:

    Wasn’y Camers at the Oxford Union when Frankie Howard did his gig there

  21. 21
    Gordon Brown says:

    I have only been depressed twice in my life actually. Once for 40 years and once for 21 years

  22. 22
    Damien 666 Thompson says:

    You’re a bright spark, aren’t you Rizla? *Pppuufff phhoooot ppufff*

  23. 23
    coffee -> screen moment says:


  24. 24
    Forkbender says:

    A lot of them went to Oxbridge so they are all in it together and quite few of both front benches went to public school but unlike some they were not sent down the line

  25. 25
    Call me Dave says:

    I don’t do this anymore as its racial to have a whitey

  26. 26
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    lol exactly! Drugs wear off.
    Socialism only wears off when it comes into the presence of copious amounts of money (public money that is). But then the socialist starts to lie and will reaffirm at every stage that they are still true socialists.

    Socialists make excellent landlords.

  27. 27
    Ken Frost says:

    I have been banging on about the hypocrisy of politicians over this issue for years!

  28. 28
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    Not as bad as fatso watson snorting lard

  29. 29
    Howtosmear101 says:

    I read that “..neither the Prime Minister nor the Chancellor of the Exchequer had denied snorting cocaine” Nor of course has the Queen, nor has Prince Philip denied he runs an assassination team targeting unsuitable Princesses’. Is that interesting too …?

  30. 30
    Forkbender says:


  31. 31
    Desperate Dan says:

    Dope smoking associated with public schoolboys and Old Etonians??? What an absolutely ludicrous thing to say.

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    “Guido reckons he could write a similar ”Politicians I Have Done Drugs With”…

    Don’t talk about it .. do it.

  33. 33
    Pete Doherty says:

    did someone say a line?

  34. 34
    Selohesra says:


  35. 35
    Ed Bandanaband says:

    Dude! like..woahh!
    If you keep spending money on, like, diversity checkers and sign inspectors and stuff..then the immediate 32% tax that they pay you back…, well that pays the interest on the borrowing that we need to,… them in the beginning.

    That’s full employment man! All borrowed, yet paid for, by the people we employ..
    Dude! This stuff is awesome!

    oh man ..I got the munchies..give me a vat free pastie..

  36. 36
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Get your own blog.

    Oh, you have.

  37. 37
    coffee -> screen moment says:

    *thumbs the air*

  38. 38
    Forkbender says:

    But of course as long as the plebs do not snort take or grow it would not be right for them to do that, that is why the price is so high, come to come to think of it, it is remarkable since the massive hikes in train fares the number of extra passengers that travel that way.

  39. 39
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    OOh look. another u-turn.

  40. 40
    Ozzy says:

    Dope’s for pussies, real men go for Colombian marching powder.

  41. 41
    Forkbender says:

    ah but what is mixed in the lard?

  42. 42
    Forkbender says:

    Pure coincidences dear boy, coincidences

  43. 43
    Red Top Hack says:

    Sure is, thanks for the heads up

  44. 44
    Red Top Hack says:

    Or as we like to call it ‘dandruff of the gods’

  45. 45
    Eric Pickles says:

    You can say that again. And again and again and again.

  46. 46
    These days, I only snort pure unobtainium says:

    I have a photo of you face down over a bowl of coke Ajax Vics….er….cornflakes, Ed.

  47. 47
    Forkbender says:

    Have you sent invitations to Pickles, Prezza, and Watson to join your famous cow pie club

  48. 48
    adge says:

    I would suspect 99% of our beloved tv media, journalist, doctors, nurses, etc, have, so why pick out just a couple of people?

  49. 49
    Sir Mervyn -- Head of Forgery says:

    Why this obsession with borrowing man. I can just Quantitavely Ease another £100bn whenever you get a bit short. P.S. Don’t forget the Peerages you promised Dahling and me.

  50. 50
    Tony Bent QCshusband says:

    Mi Wife will defend them ALL, for a fee…and to get shut of me for a bit…and a bag of white powder…and a fairy wand for the Black Prince…and the Duke of Passtheporto…and

  51. 51
    Beanpole's a Cunt says:

    Is it any wonder that he’s away with the fairies these days?

  52. 52
    Forkbender says:

    You don’t say that our beloved leaders have subsidised charlie, snow or whatever you call it

  53. 53
    The Paragnostic says:

    Frank Zappa never indulged – he was in fact a clean living sort of a nutcase.

  54. 54
    Some Geezer wot figures things DON'T go better with coke says:

    The fact that politicians may have engaged in the use of cocaine in their pre-public life is a matter of complete indifference to me. I’m more worried that they may be developing their policies and legislation whilst engaging in immoderate use of such substances currently. How many times have they come up with something that has prompted you to say, somewhat rhetorically, “Are these people smoking crack or something?” Perhaps it shouldn’t be a rhetorical question.

  55. 55
    yeah, right.... says:

    I’ll wager that Gordon Brown has never taken drugs.

    I rest my case.

  56. 56

    Or a weed !

  57. 57
    Jimmy says:

    I’m more concerned about what they’re on now.

  58. 58
    Disco Biscuit says:

    Well according to the independent scientific Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs, alcohol is one of the strongest most dangerous drugs, so the hoover-nosed ex MP could well have been being truthful…

  59. 59
    jax says:

    i know someone that went to oxfird with dave. from what i gather it was less skunk and more coke and heroine. make of that what you will

  60. 60
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Really, dear? Before my Reg suffered a massive heart attack and died we were in our fifties, if I remember correctly.
    Anyway, the latest craze doing the rounds at our bridge-drives was something called “Pink Champagne”, a very crystalline form of amphetamine, so Mrs. Weatherbottom kindly informed me.
    So, the cards had been dealt, the bowl would be passed clockwise from the dealer and the rolled-up joker would be offered.
    Well, I’m not one to get sniffy about these things dear, but by the time the rubber was over and we had totted up the scores, we had knocked through to the neighbour’s living room, built a pond in the garden, boarded the loft space and swept the chimney.
    Happy days.

  61. 61
    Frightened Inmate #2 says:

    David Miliband once had TWO Lemsips on the same day.

  62. 62
    M says:

    “fact” has a good point .
    As booze is a drug I’m sure this new found liberal tolerance to users will evaporate if your taxes were paying for the habit .

    Where is subsidised booze sold ?

  63. 63
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Perhaps it is time to map out on a speadsheet who was at Camford in the recent past – who are call Me Dave’s exact contemporaries – ZaNulab, Cons and Limp Dims – not forgetting the wannabees in the MSM.

  64. 64
    Baron Hogwash says:

    He put them into his ears !

  65. 65
    genghiz the kahn says:


  66. 66

    You titter me not !

  67. 67
    Baron Hogwash says:

    Well its just as well our beloved politicians have their privacy protected by the laws which …. eherm … they created … < twiddle thumbs >

    Are you listening Leevy ?

  68. 68

    The problem is that people who are abusing cocaine tend to have a hyper inflated sense of self and entitlement, talk to much and too quickly, be self absorbed and selfish, and when they are coming down from the high, have a lower threshold for tolerance – with 650 of them answering to this description, how the fuck would you tell?

  69. 69

    And old Handycock once had two Gymslips in one day

  70. 70

    He buys it on the street – his dealer’s name is Gregg(S)

  71. 71
  72. 72
    Grauniad says:

    Tories do durgs! Not Labuor, though.

  73. 73
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    One liebour party faithfull to another “lets do some skunk” the next minute they were crawling all over 2 planks harman

  74. 74
    These days, I only snort pure unobtainium says:

    ….and I kinda buy into that myth ♥

  75. 75
    Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

    Palace of Westminster. You need to get yourself elected as an MP if you want to get your snout in the trough.

  76. 76
    I go off on a bender says:

    Wasn’t that Jim Bakker’s wife with her tits out?

  77. 77
    Fish says:

    What that Liberal chappie, Lemsip Opik?

  78. 78
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Assange and Wikileaks are so yesterday! Think of all the water that’s been passed since then.

  79. 79

    ….and with those symptoms, how do you tell the difference between a druggie and a socialist?

  80. 80

    Strictly speaking, QE is coin clipping, not forgery. The money is not illegal, but every tenner produced lowers the purchasing power of the £.

  81. 81
  82. 82
    peech imspediment says:


  83. 83
    Anonymous says:

    What drugs make you see magic money trees ?

  84. 84
    Anonymous says:

    Cocaine is the perfect drug for our time, self absorbed and giving the shallow an appearance of great meaning .

  85. 85
    A Bloke Of A Certain Age says:

    Personally I would make it mandatory for MPs to indulge in anything which renders them comatose, as them spending the day staring at the wallpaper would be much less harmful to the rest of us than them legislating us into slavery and making lawyers rich.

  86. 86
    Anonymous says:

    err why limit it to tories

  87. 87
    They're all Hypocrites then says:

    It “is” up to anyone to put whatever they want in the body – HOWEVER

    It is NOT – for Politicians and their at arms length mouthpieces to preach down to the general public about drug taking when collectively they ARE ALL IN DENIAL about their own drug abuse.

    AND – There are far too many jumped up journos and hacks who ‘preach’ to the public like the MP’s “the exact opposite” of what they themselves practice and have practices. Hypocrites.

    AND – as for the legal fraternity who get their high’s on drugs as well – Treating the public with contempt when your trade body is in contempt… Sort the corruption and fraud within your own ranks – before you preach to the public.

  88. 88
    Oi Plod says:

    How come plod never went after Doherty’s drug suppliers – or Bimbo Hunt moses?

    They probably ans similarly across the whole celebrity & Luvvie world circuit get their drugs ‘brought in specially by the Daniel Morgan murder network.

  89. 89
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    I think they use drugs to treat bipolar these days.

  90. 90
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    No problem though with the News International druggies – I’d be snorting if I worked for Murdoch.

  91. 91
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    In the 1970s when he was President of the NUS Charles Clarke was known to one and all as ‘double dopehead’ as he qualified on both counts.

  92. 92
    PC clitoris says:

    they simply had to be on drugs what with all the mad ideas one day and a u turn the next.

  93. 93
    Ask Neil Chenoweth says:

    Ask Neil why Jimbob Murdoch – left Harvard?

    Was he ‘kicked out’ for substance abuse and because of who he was – and that at that time – no one dared to make an issue of it?

    Join the dots that ARE OUT THERE.

  94. 94
    No 13! unlucky for some says:

    If the b us ted state ever wanted to ‘admit’ it’s having been ‘caught out’ – it has “admitted” it purely and simply – by it’s Frontmen mouthpieces’ having openly & publicly “screamed so loudly about getting Assange”.

    They “HAVE” protested too loudly and too publicly.

    In other words – When the HAMMER of the busted state comes down so virulently – one can draw a proper and logical conclusion. It’s The States’ men & women who are guilty above all else.

  95. 95
    A younger bloke says:

    Look at the non-careers of the current crop of The Mentally Perverted …

    Has any one of them actually done a ‘real hard days work’ repeat a REAL hard days work? The evidence greatly suggest not. They’re a succession of ‘lazy, bone-idle, grasping, greedy, thieving, invertebrate frontmen’ put upon us because they – are ulitmately controllable and con(troll)ed.

  96. 96
    David D says:

    Does this trivia really matter Guido



  97. 97
    The Ghost of Sean Hoare says:

    Who hasn’t done dope? I am surely there are plenty of ex druggies in Labour.

  98. 98
    Guido's Publicist says:

    That would sell.

  99. 99
    Legal junkie says:

    There are also prescribed drugs that are addictive. I am a legal junkie for degenerative spinal pain. I reckon there are quite a number of legal junkies.

  100. 100
    A stinking old socialist bag in Edinburgh says:

    Edinburgh is full of junkies.

  101. 101
    anon says:

    thank the risen christ that that odious little narcissistic gobshite will be winging his way to sweden. lets hope the swedes basng the little fucker up long times. you only have to look at his backers – gareth peirce, pilger, et al – to realise he is abusted flush.

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