February 12th, 2014

Farage Does Drugs


“Last week, Nick Clegg returned from a trip to South America. Goodness knows what he smoked out there, because he actually made a couple of smart points. First, the so-called War on Drugs isn’t working. Second, we should appoint a royal commission to look into the alternatives. The fact is our current approach to drugs is neither practical nor effective. I strongly believe in promoting individual freedom – but I also strongly believe in reducing the public harm caused by drugs. As a parent as much as a politician, I say we have to accept that current policy has not achieved the reductions in crime or consumption that we’d hoped for. I know he slagged me off in this newspaper yesterday, but on this one I agree with Nick.”

Finally a politician with an interesting line


  1. 1
    Death comes to us all says:

    Tony Benn is said to be seriously ill in hospital. If he goes, I hope some of you show some class and decorum and not rejoice over his death. Whatever you think of his politics, show a bit of respect.

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    fabians are EVIL says:

    Oh god Cleggie has spotted another Tax opportunity

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    This Charming Man says:

    A scathing review of singer Morrissey’s recent autobiography has won an award presented annually to “the writer of the angriest, funniest, most trenchant book review” of the past 12 months. AA Gill’s Sunday Times review was named Hatchet Job of the Year for saying the memoir was “utterly devoid of insight, warmth, wisdom or likeability”. The book, he said, exhibited “vanity, self-pity and logorrhoeic dullness”.

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    fabians are EVIL says:

    No we will not rejoice like the left did with Thatcher – we will thank him for helping to keep Labour out of power

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    A true libertarian says:

    nice to see Nigel talking some sense on this. Aside from his libertarian perspective, it is clear the War on Drugs as ‘fought’ since Nixon has been an abject failure. People want to get high, so why leave it in the hands of the criminals and leave the failure cost for society to pick up. How many dead bodies on our streets and more seriously in central and southern america.

    hopefully he will also stop demanding state intervention in flooded areas and leave people to fend for themselves, which is surely also the position of the true libertarian.

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    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    The EU will never allow it.

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    Steve Miliband says:

    Can you smoke a spliff in a car with children while doing 100mph in an urban area under UKIP policies? Answers on a fag packet

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    Westminster says:

    We are going to ban smoking tobacco in cars.

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    Pass the bong Nigel says:

    Excellent, he’s a liberal at heart.

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    Mad Woman On A Bus says:

    How the hell we’ll have a look at “alternatives” in any sensible way beats me. The government can’t even deal with electronic-cigarettes in a sensible way, despite these helping hundreds of thousands of people to move away from tobacco. How will they deal with the crack problem?

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    Anonymous says:

    We have a degree of institutionalised surveillance that passeth all understanding. Particularly if it can’t be used to address this problem. By identifying and intercepting the profits which power this threat to civilisation

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    Anonymous says:

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    Uh-huh. says:

    I believe one or two of the people in the flooded areas may have paid something called, er, what’s its name? Tax! Yes, that’s it. Tax. Some of which, they may have foolishly presumed, would be spent, oh, I don’t know.. dredging rivers and stuff. Perhaps also get the EA out to help deal with, you know, the water?

    Silly them, really.

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    Nigel Porrige says:

    But we will allow smoking weed in cars.

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    Dave find unlimited money for the most expensive waterside homes in the UK says:

    Compared to recent floods in York, Tewkesbury and the East coast tidal surge. The limited number of Thames waterside properties is very small, so little wonder Dave can issue a blank cheque.

    But should the taxpayer really be bailing out the likes od George Michael, Paul Daniels and Brucie?

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    Nigel Porrige says:

    Only if you are not an Immi !

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    Chris Huhne says:

    Yes, if reported simply claim the vehicle was being driven by a side walking crustacean.

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    kmc says:

    What about convertibles?

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    Chris Huhne says:

    Yes, if reported simply claim the vehicle was being drïven by a side walking crustacean.

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    Dave find unlimited money for the most expensive waterside homes in the UK says:

    Compared to recent floods in York, Tewkesbury and the East coast tidal surge. The limited number of Thames waterside properties is very small, so little wonder Dave can issue a blank cheque.

    But should the taxpayer really be bailing out the likes of George Michael, P@ul Daniels and Brucie?

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    Jack Dromey says:

    I think crack is disgusting.

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    A Labour supporting 'Smoker' says:

    Why shud I go to work when I can sit at home all day and learn to play the Sitar?

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    Mitch says:

    Clegg’s lates stance on drugs is to tease sympathetic voters that he will relax current prohibition. They won’t – it’s a gimmick.

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    Bewildebeest says:

    Yet again – a misleading headline and a misleading picture.
    You hacks really don’t understand honesty and integrity do you ?
    Farage probably has grounds for legal action.

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    12 pints of apples and a Vindaloo says:

    Why is farting in cars still legal?

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    carlo gambino says:


    The quote war on drugs quote isn’t working quote so of course any alternative must by definition work much better (psst that’s not how the world works).

    This country can’t cope with alcohol how tf will it cope with bogof rocks of crack cocaine piled floor to ceiling in Tesco.

    Oh wait – I forgot – drugs would only be sold under the most exacting of regimes – the ‘if anyone wants some they can turn up and have some’ regime.

    Get caught with a Class A drug you’ll be unlucky to come away with worse than a caution. Get caught with cannabis and you don’t even get a caution. News just in, drug use has already been decriminalised.

    And for those drug users that weep crocodile tears about the criminality behind their habit, you could always, you know, just not take them.

    Try real life – I know you have to make that bit more of an effort, but it’s worth it.

    And as for heroin addicts being kept useless for life on methadone – f. me – two weeks cold turkey gets rid of that habit.

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    Photo in the Mail of Chris Smith with his arm outstretched and index finger extended.


    Environment Agency chairman Lord Smith visited the Somerset Levels on Friday, when he pointed out where all the water was
    :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :roll: :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

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    UKip Councillor says:

    That’s why the floods are so bad. God is angry with the environment agency.

    Build a big ark for all hetro animals
    Vote UKIP

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    Spartacus says:

    Biggest load of defeatist claptrap I have heard since that hopeless socialist Ainsworth said he favored legalizing cannabis.

    Cannabis is the street money for the Mafia and organized crime. It is the open door to crack cocaine prostitution burglaries and untold misery and ruined lives.

    The war on drugs is winnable.

    Possession of cannabis should carry a mandatory six month suspended criminal sentence.

    A second strike and you go direct to the slammer (hopefully a prison ship on the North Sea )with no early release .

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    carlo gambino says:

    …get rid of the habit and get a job.

    It’s called ‘making a contribution’.

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    kmc says:

    What if you’re alone in your car parked in your garage, smoking a spliff, and you only think you’re doing 100mph with children (and dragons and stuff) in the back?

    I bet it’d still be 3 penalty points and a £60 fine.

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    Anonymous says:

    A Gay Labour fuckwit at that..

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    A true libertarian says:

    but surely when we abolish tax and the state they will have to fend for themselves?

    may as well get used to it now, at least Nige could be honest with them.

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    Nick Clegg policy on Drugs circa 2018 says:

    I’m sorry.

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    just trying to help says:

    Any conviction for illegal drug use should automatically ban a person from public office or employment for ten years.

    This would have an immediate effect without increasing the prison population.

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    The British media are cunts says:

    Fuck Tony Benn, the left showed Maggie no respect especially the human piss at the BBC.

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    Diseased Anus says:

    Whatever you do, DO NOT smell the finger.

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    Midnight Toker says:

    Nigel’s talking sensimilla for once.

    No wonder UKIP are high in the polls.

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    walking into darkness says:

    Imagine there’s no quangos, easy if you try.

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    mark carney says:

    This country reminds me more of Vancouver every day

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    C.O.Jones says:

    :) It’s ok, Turned out the policeman was imaginary as well.

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    Wake up & vote UKIP says:

    This is also a valid description of the current Liebor leader.

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    UKIP or bust says:

    Trouble is, Post No1, I’ve been on this site long enough to know that lefties like to use, what they like to think are, Tory/toff type names to post their feeble ironic smeers.

    They are more than likely to do the same if/when the old commie kicks the buket.

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    Alan Duncan, Derek Laud, Crispin Blunt, Margot James, Michael Portillio says:

    No gayers in our party, ducky!

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    Mitch says:

    “If he goes..” Why – does Benn have some magical left-wing immortality?

    What he certainly had was a gift for being totally and utterly wrong on many subjects, the impact of which caused significant harm to this country.

    I respect the man for his conviction, and I agree with him on some things, and I certainly won’t rejoice when he dies. But he was still wrong.

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    Mr Ned online says:

    A true Libertarian chooses whether to help others or not. They do nothave a default position of leaving them to suffer.

    So long as their a billions of pounds in the state budget, (and there is) then some of that money targetted towards buying Ferraris for corrupt leaders in Bongo bongo land, should be redirected to help people suffering here.

    Going forward, people should be aware that they should be much more responsible for the consequences of their own decisions. If you buy a house on a flood-plain, do not be surprised when your house is flooded, or if you buy a house because of the lovely view from your living room of the river at the end of your garden, do not blame everyone else when that river is IN your living room.

    People should understand and accept risk and responsibility of their own decisions.

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    JadedJean2 says:


    It probably takes one to know one (or a good psychiatrist).

    They are drawn to the entertainment industry. They seek supply (whether drugs or public adulation. Think Russell Brand, or many of our politicians for that matter).

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    Jack says:

    Seriously though

    Can you imagine legalised white stuff in H of C? The Government

    They are appalling enough as they are

    But do we really want thousands of Paul Flowers?

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    Simple Solution says:

    Legalise the lot. Give it out free at pharmacies. Let the stupid fuckers poison themselves if they want to. Let them die under the railway arches and in the gutters. That will deter the others.

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    Hint says:

    There isn’t any new money – it’s a scam.

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    Persona non grata says:

    Was the Swiss immigration vote a watershed moment? Norway may be about to offer a vote on immigrant numbers, and there seems to be siren calls across Europe for a say also.


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    walking into darkness says:

    except the dealers will still be black market and their dear will be cheaper than the legalised stuff. Only reason the so called war on drugs has failed is because the police are totally bent, it’s pretty obvious who dealers are, don’t exactly need to be Hercule to work it out that all sides are on the fiddle.

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    Jack says:

    Seriously though

    Do we really want to legalise the white stuff?

    It is bad eniugh already

    Can you imagine being governed by thousands of coke heads?

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    Anonymous says:

    Especially in banking?

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    Brown Command to Danny Boy via Broadsword says:

    We have secured the extremely important site of Eton College against flooding, er that’s it really! Over.

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    Labour Knows Best says:

    Are you banned from smoking in a convertible car when the roof is down?

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    Wake up & vote UKIP says:

    Methinks they have their attention on the wrong sort of dykes.

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    Anonymous says:

    News just in…GDP revised up to 3.4% for 2014

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    Anonymous says:

    News just in…RED weather warning issued for the UK (gusts of +100mph!)

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    Jack says:

    Opium dens in the House of Commons?

    In the Cabinet Office to chillax?

    You want Government to collapse in clouds of white smoke?

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    Hah! says:

    Friend of the IRA, Tony Benn?
    That one?

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    Jack says:

    The Cesspit City is the greatest cenre of coke consumption IN THE WORLD

    Ever been to those “wine bars”?!

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    Time for some homebrew TNT Geedo says:

    It’s not just Labour. Most of the Tories voted for it too.

    Since we delegated proper law making to Brussels our parliament is now reduced to this third rate trivial but nannying stuff. They really are a USELESS SHOWER OF SHIT.

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    You don’t have to imagine it.

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    JH322049234-05324 says:

    Does the left really think that the most highly developed human civilisations of Earth will quietly and willingly self destruct in order that said lefties get to feel well of themselves (while residing in lily-white areas)?

    Do they really?

    They’d better understand that things like this are better done by vote now than a violent revolution later on, in which they may well find themselves the first against the wall.

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    JH322049234-05324 says:

    Yeah, just turn on the BBC.

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    Inside Job says:

    So the Rev. P Flowers was just trying to be one of the boys!

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    Teeny bopper on drugs says:

    Ask our hero Justin Bieber

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    Nigel Nigel Nigel says:

    He is dead now according to reports on local radio.

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    Ex banker says:

    Of course

    Coke use is generalised in the City

    And on Wall Street

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    Death comes to us all says:

    “If he goes..” Why – does Benn have some magical left-wing immortality?

    It’s pretty obvious from the context that it referred to him going or not going in the immediate period of him being in hospital.

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    Jeremiah says:

    Why not tax cannabis and make it legal but impose the same law as drunk driving if they are incapable behind the wheel, ground them, just think of the revenue, it would free the cops up to catch other miscreants. I have never been inclined to take canabis the smell of the stuff puts me off. The most used drug is alcohol, it’s known what happens if it is abused for a length of time but HMG make loads of money in duty and Vat from alcohol and tobacco

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    Full Steam Ahead Capt'n says:

    Excellent. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Ed Balls!

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    Hah! says:

    Do you think it even dawned in gormless Ed yesterday, as he stood in flooded roads, that ditching common sense in favour of trendy environmental global warming crap has delivered a massive failure in preparedness for heavy rains in winter..and that he is very responsible.

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    Mitch says:

    That’s a shame. Condolences to his family.

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    Using someone's illness to promote himself says:

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    Skeptical Voter says:

    Make him the MP for Camberwell

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    Ah! said that says:

    At the top of the last thread, but less loquaciously. ;)

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    Oh dear! says:

    Structural damage expected.

    1 month’s worth of rainfall expected in next 48 hrs.

    Cornwall and S Wales coasts already being battered.

    MSM already naming it “Wild Wednesday”.

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    John Prescott says:

    Sorry for all the wind battering Britain. I had fifteen chicken vindaloos last night.

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    Jeremiah says:

    You can when you are retired ;-)

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    Chipping Norton Set says:

    We thought drugs were already legal

    Recreational drugs, of course

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    Skeptical Voter says:

    They just use fags as sandbags….

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    Caius Julius Sneezer says:

    The bit of York the Romans built on doesn’t flood. It’s the stuff that’s been built more recently that does.

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    Jeremiah says:

    That’s what Geedes does best

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    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    We used to run an empire stretching a quarter of the globe with fewer staff than the Environment(al) Agency.

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    Call me Dave says:

    We must call Cobra meeting to chillax out I think

    Rebekah tells me it’s the right thing to do

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    Jabba Le Chat says:

    If ever there was a knut that should have passed through Traitors Gate, it was Benn…

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    Does the phrase "flood plain" tell you something? says:

    Jeez, some common sense for a change.
    Look at the Somerset Levels on Streetmap. The rivers are generally higher
    than the land (which shrinks whan it’s drained). No amount of dredging would have stopped the flooding that they have now (and the storm currently raging will only make things worse).

    And there’s going to be “a month’s rain by Friday”…

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    Baldwinio says:

    I think a good dose of crack would make Ed interesting and full of good ideas

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    Ganja Styl says:

    Nice to see Nigel reaching out to the Jamaican immigrant and student populations

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    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Exactly, they should expect to pay a higher premium to insure their house/valuables.

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    F**k the LibLabCon says:

    Interesting line? Guido hyperbole as per usual.

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    God says:

    I am punishing you Mr Cameron for your blasphemy.

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    F**k the LibLabCon says:

    Not interested.

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    Grate Britain says:

    What about Thatch selling off all British industry leaving it a country with no exports?

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    The Sông Cái Valley says:

    Even if there were no state, the farmers and residents would have to act together collectively to manage the water system, through some sort of shared labour or insurance scheme. People contributing would obviously expect value for money and for everyone to be pulling their weight, including the people they pay to manage and maintain the process.

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    Wilfred Pickles says:

    So did I, Two Shags

    Funny that

    BTW How many Jags does your family have nowadays?

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    Jeremiah says:

    It might be interesting to see what happens in those states in the US where the purchase and use of cannabis has been legalised (but I think regulated), how much does crime go up with relation to the levels before it was legalised.

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    A Prick says:

    How about banning smoking on horseback?

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    Kim Jung-un says:

    My sincere condolences to his dynasty

  102. 102
    Mayor Boris of Gotham City says:

    Ban smoking ciggies

    And legalise smoking crack

    Bloody brilliant

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    It says:

    The EU will never allow what?

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    Chris Smith says:

    (Combination) Drugs have kept me alive

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    He's not one of those Cynical politicians says:

    Except. He’s a Libertarian and does not need to do the cynical reaching out that the LibLabCon do.

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    A period of silence from that berk would be welcome says:

    That just about sums up A A Gill himself.

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    The EU says:

    Fag packets are to be banned

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    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    sandfags :-)

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    BarryW says:

    and for shutting down so many coal mines

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    Twampersand says:

    Their houses will be uninsurable.

    A lot of shit is talked about ‘building houses on flood plains’. Obviously it’s stupid, and it has very rarely happened in the UK.

    What has happened is that houses which are not build on flood plains have become vulnerable to flooding due to the corruption, ineptitude and downright laziness of the EA in particular and the Gov in general.

    50 million quid a day to the EU. Build a lot of dykes for a couple of weeks worth.

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    JH322049234-05324 says:

    We are the 10th-largest exporter in the world.

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    Rip Van Winkle says:


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    Just an idea says:

    Hanging a few drug dealers on lampposts might have some effect.

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    Twampersand says:

    You can shoot the lot as much as I care. Hilary (girl’s name) Benn first.

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    Twampersand says:

    Right guv, so that’s 4 kilos for the evidence log, 1 kilo for you and 1 for the lads and meself.

    And there was only 200 quid in cash, honest.

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    Mornington Crescent says:

    Still the best ‘pointing’ photo ever:


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    JH322049234-05324 says:

    I drink. That is legal. I do not however feel the need to suddenly distil my own alcohol and inject it.

    Legalising dope removes the profit for criminals, and will probably not make that much difference to actual consumption levels.

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    Mornington Crescent says:

    …although this one is rather amusing…


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    Twampersand says:

    If we legalise murder the murder rate will drop to zero. Brilliant idea.

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    Ayatollah Justsayno says:

    It has been tried in a number of countries, including Iran, and has not achieved very much at all.

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    Observation says:

    They are issuing four sandbags for each household in the Somerset Levels.
    Meantime we spend £12 billion per annum in foreign aid.

    Vote UKIP!

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    Jack Ketch says:

    The Environment Agency is also in the top 20 “Gay Friendly Employers” in the country–not sure what that means, maybe holes in the cubicles in the gents loos, free anusol or something, but it tends to show the priorities of senior management.

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    Jack Ketch says:

    In Australia–yes. (Silly ain’t it?)

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    Woodentops says:

    Which one was Bill?

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    Anonymous says:

    Tony Benn is a cultured and educated, conscientious politician, whose like hasn’t been seen for many years. I wouldn’t say I agreed with him, but I’m really sorry to hear he’s ill. It’s only now I’ve matured somewhat that I can look back and see the contributions that people like he and Michael Foot actually made, by comparison with today’s shallow numpties.

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    Huw Kares says:

    Fuck off lefty, no libertarian rejoices in anyone’s death, that is purely a reaction of the Hating Left.

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    Vinny says:

    Taxing something is never a solution.

    If you tax legalised drugs in any way, you merely perpetuate the price differential that enables criminals to create an alternative market, and you are right back where you started.

    Tax is a left-wing solution and it is a stupid one.

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    The BBC says:

    but, but …

    oh dear

    we’ve fucked up again, haven’t we

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    Mine d'Boggles says:

    Surprised you haven’t had 10,000 responses from readers who are completely certain that this Government has indeed disappeared in a puff of smoke.

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    Danny says:

    I believe in the carrott approach, not the stick.

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    A true libertarian says:

    some kind of collectivism eh

  133. 133
    Marcus Licinius Crassus says:

    If it was legalised and not taxed, there would be no market for criminals to exploit. We should be free to grow it ourselves.

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    Truthteller says:


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    Cameron's snake says:

    Guido Fawkes’s Blog.

    A blog fit for Smackheads.

  136. 136
    Georgie Osborne's Blue and White Army says:

    We think it is a marvelous blog.

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    The Joker says:

    I will have a pint of your finest tax free Bitter please landlord.

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    Twampersand says:

    Yup, Michael Foot was a political and intellectual colossus. If only he’d been PM. Or King. Of the world.

    Muppets like Benn and Foot made Labour unelectable, with crackpot, traitorous and utterly useless policies and ideology.

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    Twampersand says:

    But no fags though, we love kweers.

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    Chummiebum says:

    Tony Benn may well be a hard-line leftie, but he has at least ONE redeeming feature, not shared by his compatriots – he is a PATRIOT. He rejects our membership of the dreaded EU.!

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    FredforFreedom says:

    The EU will never allow ANYTHING, if they can stop it. It’s called Totalitarianism!
    Free speech? you must be joking.

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    FredforFreedom says:

    They’ll be banning condoms in cars next. Up will go the births. Not that the men will worry.

    No smoking indoors. No telly after 10 pm. All lights out by midnight.
    Sod off!

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    Loverbuoy says:

    Depends where the crack is!

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    Anonymous says:

    What about black cabs where there is a physical barrier between the passanger and driver cabins ?

  145. 145
    Loverbuoy says:

    Is he the other way? Oh goody.

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    Loverbuoy says:

    You left out the word ‘penetrate’.

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    Common Man says:

    Clegg is a traitorous fool and won’t do anything unless his EU paymasters allow it.

    Relaxing drugs is therefore an issue for the EU rather than Clegg or the LibDems who will merely follow EU orders like donkeys.

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    The UK public says:

    Cameron is a liar who cannot be trusted. We see that now.

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    Anonymous says:

    I think the public are waking up to the fact that the EA is simply following European Union rules and is purposely allowing the Somerset Levels to flood.

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    Jeremiah says:

    I wonder if Gideon has any snow for him

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    altruism in industry says:

    If you live in a town and there are potholes in the road outside your house you don’t expect to have to pay for its resurfacing

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    Táxpáyér says:

    >God is angry with the environment agency.

    More liekly than homoeopathic amounts of airborne plantfood.

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    It is a punishment not a deterrent ,hang ‘em !

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    Liberty does not mean tax free says:

    Not figured out the difference between anarchy and liberty yet?

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    Don’t Bogart that Joint Nigel…………..

    Vote UKIP, dopey!

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    simon say's Gordon done it all says:

    Have you not heard of Quantatative easing the Govenor will just print some moor.
    I know the pound has halved against some currencies like with China but I saved the .
    and it was not all caused by me

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    constituency trainbound says:

    keen mind spoilt by a faux socialist sneer

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    ron Vibbentrop says:

    Ah yes, strictly speaking you could claim not to be in the car but ON the car. What about sidecars?

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    constituency trainbound says:

    the Americans have chosen the most pragmatic solution and created a controlled supply network of medical prescribed cannabis products and are now moving to use that controlled network to extend to public consumption.

    the realities of particuarly cannabis are not going away and might as well be legitimised and taxed.

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    ron Vibbentrop says:

    Some leftie would make you face backwards in case the horse gets a whiff

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    Char-Wallah. says:


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    Char-Wallah. says:


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    ron Vibbentrop says:

    Which MP is bumming up support in Eton?

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    Punkah-Wallah. says:

    Doubly not interested.

  166. 166
    ron Vibbentrop says:

    but not in your car!

  167. 167
    Diane Slugusset..well known labour apologist says:

    marrows are just as good

  168. 168
    Ed Miliband the Vacuum Inhaler says:

    this boy is so used to shitting in his gumboots hes a natural

  169. 169
    one lip cinuts of our time...a series says:

    a one lip version of benn interviewing the original

  170. 170
    reggae spliffing the blues says:

    you couldn’t bogart that mini whiff sunny jim … an original bob marley eight skinner is what you’re needing

  171. 171
    nithman says:

    A misleading headline.

  172. 172
    Anonymous says:

    In East Anglia farmers pay the EA £1.20/acre for land drainage annually. How the EA can face the rural community I cant imagine.

  173. 173
    shit4brainslefties says:

    actually, righties don’t gloat about death because they aren’t stupid like lefties.

  174. 174
    Truth on drugs says:

    He-ro-in is shite. C*ke is shite. Speed is shite. Too much alcohol is shite. Tobacco is shite. Ekstasy helps ptsd & cancer victims but not for everyone. H@sh helps in various medicinal ways but is a demotivator & harsh on the lungs. LSD is mental. Everything is else is shite. Even aspirin can give you ulcers.

    So on that truthful criteria surely a policy on drugs can be figured out.

  175. 175
    Anonymous says:

    No fair … can I get 30 large for a Hetero Pride march?

  176. 176
    Anonymous says:

    quite right. bit of dignity required. no ding dong the wizard is dead

  177. 177
    Smart Arse says:

    Just for the record, BarryW, Harold Wilson closed more mines than Margaret Thatcher ever did, and also stopped milk supplies to pupils but we wouldn’t want these FACTS to be let out, would we?

  178. 178
    Rightwinggit says:

    No telly?

    That’s dangerous, people might start reading again!

  179. 179
    catweazle666 says:

    “Harold Wilson closed more mines than Margaret Thatcher ever did”.

    Yes, around 3 times as many and his Minister for Energy at the time who was responsible for the actual closures was Comrade Viscount Sir Anthony Wedgwood Benn Bart.

    Funny how the Lefties invariably gloss over that inconvenient fact, isn’t it?

  180. 180
    catweazle666 says:

    Like the Left did when Baroness Margaret Thatcher died, you mean?

    But hey, “THAT’S DIFFERENT”, yeah?

  181. 181
    Flying Officer Kite says:

    Bloody rude about us raf types. Tally ho.

  182. 182
    Nigelsauntie says:

    Your headline is libellous – Farage DOESN’T DO DRUGS!

  183. 183
    DavidG says:

    And did you think the behaviour on Thatcher’s death was dignified or reflected well on those doing it? If not, look in a mirror; you are no better.

  184. 184
    dr river says:

    agreed he must be on something.

    we live in one of the least free countries in the west.

    cctv cameras on every corner.

    innocent people dragged to court for made up offences 40 years ago.

    its a joke.

  185. 185
    The Shivering Sands ghosts of Radio City says:

    We old pirates will never forgive Sir Ben Stansgate Wedgewood and half Marx Harold for persecuting us and getting us closed down.

  186. 186
    Tom Catesby says:

    Is that, employment in a public office, or just any employment?
    That would fill up the jails.

  187. 187
    Tom Catesby says:

    Or was that trying to sodomise one of the boys.

  188. 188
    Enemy of the State says:

    There were no gay humans or animals on the Ark.

  189. 189
    Enemy of the State says:

    They already have clouds of white powder.

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