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One good thing about the Aussies is that they are not deferential.

http://bit.ly/nEH6P2
Thanks jonangus for flagging this up to me in comments. I should say that I have no objection to Osborne taking cocaine, but I do object to his subsequent hypocrisy in defending its criminalisation. Nor do I care about his masochistic practices in subsequent sexual activity with a prostitute, though I do object to his hypocrisy in defending the continuing legal persecution of prostitutes.

But what is of overwhelming public interest is how this all links in to the insertion of the criminal Coulson into the heart of government.

It would be wonderful to hear this lady giving evidence in public before Judge Leveson’s phone hacking inquiry. I fear that is not going to happen.

William Sinclair eh? Perhaps we have finally solved the mystery of what goes on in the hidden vaults under Rosslyn Chapel!


43 thoughts on “SM, Drugs, Osborne and Coulson

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  • TFS

    Off topic:

    NHS Reforms

    So given this outsourcing of the NHS in the comming years,

    Who’s gonna hold ultimate repsonsibily for the NHS in the future? The Secretary of State for Health?…..you think so?

  • Paul

    Funny old thing, hypocricy.

    Nobody bats an eyelid if Steven Fry or Rolf Harris get on their hind legs to flog us insurance or washing powder, but when someone like Sting or Bob Geldof does it, the cries of Hypocrite from the left are deafening. Would it really be better if they didn’t throw their hats into the political arena? They’d certainly get less flak for it.

    Yet when gobshites like Osborne do it, the criticism is certainly justified.

    There’s an excellent short essay about hypocrisy by a guy called Robin fishwick. You can read it here: http://www.headheritage.co.uk/uknow/features/?id=3

  • mary

    12 September 2011 Last updated at 17:20
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    Bernard Hogan-Howe has been named the new commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.
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    The former chief constable of Merseyside was appointed to the position this afternoon by the Queen.
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    He beat three others to the job after interviews with the home secretary and mayor of London.
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    The post became vacant after Sir Paul Stephenson quit amid the phone-hacking scandal and claims about links between Scotland Yard and News International.
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    BBC breaking news

  • lucy diclonius

    Cocaine fuels the gangster culture you despise.I find the idea of psychologically damaged adolescents in control of a war machine even more worrying.I would be in agreement with the concept of abolishing victimless crime but is cocaine use really a victimless crime?

  • ingo

    Applause to that, Lucy D., if the financial policies of this Government and those in charge of the City’s gambling quarter are frolicking in a cocaine fuelled epedemic, as the Independent calls it, then at least thisd explains the desperation and need for these high bonuses.
    How long will Clegg be able to stand the smell?

  • mary

    @TFS’s off topic reference to the privatisation of the NHS.
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    GRASP THE NETTLE NOW – BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE
    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/109392
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    Dr John Lister is the Information Director of London Health Emergency (LHE). Founded in the autumn of 1983, LHE is the country’s biggest and longest-running pressure group in defence of the NHS. Dr Lister is also an Associate Senior Lecturer in Health Journalism at Coventry University and is the author of numerous publications on the topic of health policy. His latest book The NHS after 60: for patients or profits? was published in 2008.

  • Suhayl Saadi

    The City of London and Wall St are on coke – this accounts, in part, for the extremely unrealistic financial speculation that went on for years, barely-regulated, and which ultimately resulted in the financial crisis. People on coke think they’re God’s gift. This aspect seems not to have been looked at in any detail. Perhaps some long prison sentences and renewable control orders would not go amiss. Just give them the same kinds of sentences as thoe handed out to the rioters; that would be the soft option. The hard option would be to treat them like those accused of consorting with terrorists. After all, the coked-up bankers ruined/ continue to ruin far more businesses and homes than either group.

  • Azra

    Suhyal, very well said.. 100% agree with you. Honestly, although generally against death sentence, I have no qualm if they hang every drug dealer in the land, and give hefty sentences to users..

  • Clark

    Hey, I’m a drug user, please don’t subject me any hefty sentences. We are all drug users really, but I have used illegal drugs. Cocaine is not my thing, though I’d dearly like the law to permit me to keep some for toothache. It seems pretty arbitrary to me, which drugs are legal and which aren’t. The most trouble I’ve had from drug users is from those imbibing perfectly legal alcohol.
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    It’s not the drugs, it’s how people use them. People shouldn’t be making far-reaching investment decisions to satisfy a lust for risk. Taking coke whilst doing so is incidental, but related.
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    What people do to themselves should be their own decision. The limits that need to be enforced are those about how people treat or affect others.

  • Jonangus Mackay

    What, I wonder, has been impeding publication of the here much-promoted ‘book’ by Miss Whiplash? Life at the top with the Tory Boys who now purport to run Ukania::
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    http://bit.ly/18Ue3o

  • Jonangus Mackay

    Line 6 of the above 2009 story, I note, claims the ‘£1million memoirs’ had been ‘already snapped up by a major publisher.’
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    Harper Collins (prop: Rupert Murdoch?
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    Surely not.
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    One Andy Coulson been lending a generous hand with the PR?
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    Heaven forfend.

  • Suhayl Saadi

    Not you, Clark – I personally wasn’t having a go at drug users. I was having a go at bankers. Specifically, at the investment bankers (whether or not they were/are on drugs) who were allowed/ facilitared to get us into the mess. I do think that the ubiquitous culture of coke may have played some role.
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    Listen to Davy Graham…

  • ingo

    Suhayl, how about insurers and shareholders and those with large portfolio’s questioning this practise and asking for random daily drug testing?
    And why is our police not interested in these stories?
    Gods gift is about right, the most boring people who can’t do wrong, no wonder we are up shits creek.

  • ingo

    Let me guese, hmm could it be Britain? Estimates derived from Thames water samples puts the monthly consumption at about a ton plus, probably a conservative estimate at that, with these hooray henries in charge that can only increase.

  • Paul Johnston

    @Ingo
    Genius 🙂
    A ton plus, they must be taking the piss!!!
    With what goes on in the local near me the river Tame cannot be far behind it.

  • Jonangus Mackay

    Chancellor now 2nd-most popular bet on Oddschecker. 10/1 — from 50/1 — as next to leave the Cabinet:

    bit.ly/iAgI1D

  • Jonangus Mackay

    I dunno. Some people. Just no patriotic sense whatsoever. Particularly modern playwrights. One of them writes: ‘Fun. Tea with Max Mosley. Auto-erotic hangings. Bring it all back on.’

  • mary

    Cannot give a link as the story is not online yet but the Osborne dominatrix story is headlined on the front page of tomorrow’s Independent.

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