His mum might not be impressed, but I sure am.
Archive for March 2008
The drug war has failed so abysmally in England that not only are drugs freely available, they are cheaper than the legal alternative.
A line of cocaine is now as cheap as a pint of beer after the latest alcohol tax rises took effect.
An average pint in Britain has topped £3 following a 4p rise in the budget – making it the same price as a line of cocaine, according to official government figures.
In London the average price of a pint – at £4.06 – is dearer than a hit of heroin.
A line of speed or the cannabis resin for a spliff now costs the same as just two cigarettes, according to separate figures released by the Independent Drug Monitoring Unit, which provides street prices for evidence in courts.
The average price of an ecstasy pill is now £2.91, with some costing as little as £1, while an average hit of heroin is just £3.50.
The charity Drugscope, which has seen a sharp rise in cocaine use, warned it was now cheaper to spend an evening bingeing on cocaine than to spend a night in the pub.
At least “Harm Minimisation” seems to be working. Getting high on Cocaine or Ecstasy is certainly less dangerous than getting a skinful in a UK pub. So if that was the intention, then the UK government should all give themselves a big pat on the back.