By Peter Reynolds
Next time your government tells you 'drugs are illegal because they're harmful' you'll know they are lying.
Let's be clear. The Home Office rarely tells you the truth about anything, certainly not the health harms of drugs and most especially not the devastating effects of tobacco and alcohol.
The Department of Health, David Cameron, his ministers and all members of both houses know full well how much damage these highly toxic substances cause. We have 100,000 deaths per year from tobacco and 30,000 from alcohol, at a cost of billions to the taxpayer.
The blatant corruption and hypocrisy behind last week's reversal of tighter regulation on tobacco and alcohol is conclusive proof of corruption in government. Time and again, ministers and their flunkies tell us how they must be very careful about what 'messages they send'. Perhaps Cameron, undoubtedly still dizzy from dancing in circles, can explain what message these U-turns have sent?
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