Friday, 13 March 2015

"Scottish party leader admits never taking cannabis"

From the BBC:

Three of Scotland's four main political party leaders have said being fairly normal, they had taken cannabis when they were younger.

Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson both admitted that they had made the beginners' mistake of combining it with alcohol and it had made them feel sick. Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie said he had taken it "in his youthful days", adding that he still felt pretty youthful every now and then.

However Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy told the Glasgow University debate between the party leaders that as a terminally dull and joyless person who had always had one eye on a political career, he had always politely declined the offer of toke.

Mr Murphy told the audience at the university's Queen Margaret Union that lecturing friends and family about the dangers of cannabis as a gateway drug was a "working class thing to do" in the Glasgow estate where he grew up.


Random said...

Meanwhile, the Lib Dems have come up this:
And then criticise Osbourne for 'pre election bribes.'

Mark Wadsworth said...

R, yes I read that, you do wonder, what level of reality they are working on.

Whatever the merits or demerits of this idea - it is not going to happen, it's fantasy doolaley land.

James Higham said...

Cannabis - what's that? Is that that bongy thing or the three papers and filter cardboard torn from the pack?

Mark Wadsworth said...

JH, could be either, depends whether you're using resin or dried leaves, I think.

Bayard said...

If you're using it to make rope, it's called hemp.