"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Mandatory Drug-testing At Work

Speaking to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cannabis and Children, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, head of the Met, has proposed mandatory drug-testing for all 'professionals'.
Sir Bernard said such draconian rules, and a fear of being dismissed, would be powerful deterrents for drug users. “We have got to plant in people’s minds something to affect the demand as well as supply...You can think of many occupations where if you were working with a colleague you would want to be sure that they were drug free.”
Indeed I can.  There are no prizes for guessing that, if introduced, I believe the first place to start is in Parliament.  Let the public see how many MPs turn up to vote in House of Commons debates when they're half-cut, or after a line or a crafty spliff.  Let's not forget the Police themselves either.  Once those two great institutions, those paragons of virtue, those peerless models of British rectitude have led the way, I'm sure the people will be happy to follow.


Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, a man who has never heard of Oil of Olay:

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