Believe me, it really doesn’t matter, but for the record he’s an ex-UK minister who was too gutless to put his head above the parapet when he had some power. Now, in a transparent bid to retain some sort of public profile, he’s challenging the orthodoxy. Well done mate. Have a comedy moustache as a reward. Oh, sorry, you’ve already got one.
I don’t know what the long-term impact of legalising drugs would actually be. I’m no expert in the field of narcotics abuse. But what I do know is keeping drugs illegal isn’t helping anybody except criminals who – like Capone – know a good opportunity to make a fortune when they see it.
Bob Ainsworth may have spoken out too late but what he’s saying is right. If anyone honestly believes the war on drugs can be won without a radical change of strategy, they really are tripping.