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Rich People And Poor People, United By Drugs

by | 18th, February 2014

In this Aug. 29, 2013 file photo, farmer nicknamed Breezy shows his illegal patch of budding marijuana plants during a tour of his land in Jamaica's central mountain town of Nine Mile. Breezy says Americans, Germans and increasingly Russian tourists have toured his small farm and sampled his crop. In Latin America and the Caribbean, where countries including Mexico and Chile have decriminalized possession of small amounts of drugs, there is significant public opposition to further legalization. But top officials are no longer as fearful of offending the U.S., which has provided billions of dollars to support counter-narcotics work in the hemisphere. (AP Photo/David McFadden, File)

LABOUR’S shadow welfare minister has said that Britain’s wealthiest people are just as likely to be addicted to drugs and booze. We should probably stop knocking poor people then shouldn’t we? Right?

Not likely as, you may have noticed, television has of late, turned into the poverty stricken version of bear baiting. Shows like Benefit Street and a whole variety of panel shows where Katie Hopkins gets to earn money by making people angry have corralled people with no money, pointed at them, mocked and then told them they’re not being poor properly.


Naturally, people can have jobs, buy huge television sets and a car and then, BANGO! When they become poor, they’re poor people with a massive telly.

Of course, the narrative is that they must be scrounging in some way because they’re not being skint by the textbook. And of course, poor families have always had problems with addiction, gambling and getting pissed too much. When life gives you lemons, you turn it into the strongest hooch possible.

And now, Chris Bryant from Labour is pointing out that rich folk like a drink

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