Polls Say Dave’s Dope Days Don’t Matter

Populus has done some fieldwork asking about Cameron and cannabis in response to him admitting spliffing his way through Eton.

Anthony Wells reports

81% of people said it didn’t matter that Cameron had taken cannabis at university and there was even higher support for Cameron’s contention that MPs shouldn’t be expected to answer such questions: 85% said that Cameron should not be expected “to answer detailed questions about whether he tried drugs in his youth because all politicians are entitled to have made mistakes when they were growing up”.

With the Daily Mail and the Mirror working overtime in the search for “Cocaine Conservatives” headlines, Guido wonders will it matter? Will anyone be surprised? Speaking as a metrosexual, metropolitan liberal, Guido thinks not. Who exactly would be genuinely outraged or surprised if it was discovered that twenty years ago he was snorting coke off Oxford maiden’s thighs? Mirror headline writers? Paul Dacre? It is not as if the staff of those two publications are complete strangers to a Friday night pick-me-up. Well, maybe not Melanie Phillips.




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