Guido has made no secret of his support for Huhne (well apart from all that raising taxes nonsense), but it is a bit disappointing that he has changed his previously liberal position on drugs.
Before yesterday his published views were:
- Acid(LSD) users “are well-balanced highly intelligent people”
- Hash (Cannabis) “relieves symptoms of anxiety, promotes mild euphoria”
- Opium users’ “sense perceptions of the normal world are converted into sense perceptions of the imagination. Colours, movements and shapes are serenely beautiful, as beautiful as a dream…”
Then when challenged on this by the BBC he said he did not “stand by” such views. Does he still stand by his proposed £21 billion of extra taxes now that the IFS has challenged him? That works out at a suicidal 5p rise in income tax!
UPDATE:Huhne voted for the smoking ban too.