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Metropolitan Police Commissioner wants everyone tested for drugs: what’s he on?

by | 30th, January 2013

IDIOT of the day is Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the The Metropolitan Police Commissioner. He’s talking about drugs:

“It seems to me 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 in fact that they were drug free.”

He says that any worker found to have drugs in their system should suffer “consequences, which would probably be about their employment” .

Sure. What drugs, then? What drugs would you be unhappy that your lawyer, accountant, journalist, copper, nurse, doctor, train driver, teacher, politician or dentist took? Does taking drugs mean these peoples’ autonomy and judgement is so bad they must lose their jobs? Why should the State know best? Why should your job control you outside of work hours?

The Mail says:

In America, however, random drug testing is already prevalent – and widely accepted – in workplaces, with staff tested in the retail, financial, manufacturing, education and health sectors. Companies say that the tests are not just carried out for safety reasons, but also to identify theft risk, employee reliability and improve productivity

In Colorado it’s legal to smoke marijuana. You can smoke marijuana just as

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