I’ve just listened to Radio 1 for the first time in a looong time and Newsbeat came on.
They had a quick bit about roadside testing for drug-drivers and they featured a quote from some cunt from Transform.
On Newsbeats website, the story is featured but not with the quote from the Transform chap.
Now, I’ve not looked at the Transform website in any detail so I don’t know if the drugs policy changes they advocate are any good, so like wise I don’t know if they’re heroes or wankers, but this chap that featured on Newsbeat has a fucking weird grasp of logic.
I’m gonna paraphrase things here, but essentially he said that this idea to test drivers for drugs is ridiculous because it would basically criminalise using drugs and turn a whole heap of people into criminals.
What. The actual. Fuck?
First off, illegal drug taking is already all but illegal. It is illegal to sell and to possess controlled substances, and seeing as you can’t put anything in your body yourself without, however briefly possessing it, people that take illegal drugs are criminals already.
Secondly, how is it criminalising being under the influence of drugs? it is criminalising driving whilst under the influence of drugs. There is a *big* difference.
The obvious analogy is alcohol. The current drink-driving laws don’t make being boozed up illegal but they do make it illegal to drive with over a certain amount of alcohol in your blood.
Is this cunt seriously advocating repealing the drink-drive laws?
Whoever from Transform let this dickhead loose in front of a microphone must’ve been off their head.