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The Kids Are All Right

by | 23rd, August 2004

‘THERE are few things more geared to cause the older generation to fret and the younger ones to laugh out loud than a survey into yoof culture.

‘And I inhaled…’

But happy to look utterly out of touch, the Government that gave us Cool Britannia and a Prime Minster who thinks he’s Hank Marvin has conducted a survey.

And it’s found that a fifth of all teenagers have pretended to take drugs to make themselves look cool, but have not really ever tried any.

News in the Times is that teenagers are more interested in looking clued-up about drugs and being able to ‘talk the talk’ than actually using them to get stoned.

Teens, it seems, are not a bit unlike the Government, which bangs on about illegal drugs but hasn’t really got the first idea how to deal with them.

And in a single stroke, the Government’s official figure of the numbers of teens taking drugs has dropped by a fifth.

But before we get another survey that discovers how a further

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