Dear Mr Cameron,(via EMail)
I would be one of the last people to have wanted to see your career ruined or a criminal conviction for you at the age of 15, just for sharing a cannabis joint at Eton - even though if indeed you shared it, by law that would have constituted supply, then as it would now.
I find that, in this day and age, it is indeed strange that you refuse to admit now what you apparently admitted then, although I do understand what you say about privacy. But when you say that you did things then that you would not do now, I have to wonder what "things" - maybe other drugs.
I am sure that most potential Conservative voters would like you to come clean, despite the privacy angle, and I think all MP's ought to follow suit.
I have some questions for you, and I will be happy to circulate your answers amongst the cannabis community, which will gain or lose you votes, I am sure, depending on what you say. Refusing to answer these questions can only lose you votes, I think. The Legalise Cannabis Alliance is no longer apolitical party so our votes are up for grabs!
My questions are:
Why should you be ashamed to confess?
Do you know how lucky he was not to have been expelled and / or prosecuted and why will you not speak against a system that does that now to 15-year-olds and others?
If you value your privacy (for your past) so much, why do you not speak out against a regime that invades the private homes of cannabis users and small-scale growers?
Should we be more or less concerned about youngsters smoking tobacco or cannabis?
WHAT did you smoke and how did you know it was clean cannabis and was it mixed with tobacco?
What will you say to a 15-year-old currently facing risk of expulsion from school, or a 19-year-old facing expulsion from University - apart from "don't smoke"?
Legalise Cannabis Alliance
AND HIS REPLY Dear Mr Buffry,
I am replying on behalf of David Cameron to thank you for your e-mail of 12th February, regarding newspaper reports over the weekend concerning David's past.
The events described in newspaper articles over the weekend took place 25 years ago. As you point out in your e-mail, David has always maintained that politicians are entitled to a private past before they entered politics and that remains the case. For that reason, David will not be making any further comment and will not, I am sure you understand, be able to answer your questions.
Thank you, once again, for getting in touch.
David Cameron's Office
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA
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