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Exposure. Britain’s Booming Cannabis Business.

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WATCH HERE

Well I thought it was excellent.  The only complaint I have is some wild and ridiculous claims about the value of cannabis plants.  Other than that, the film did an excellent job of making the case for regulation.  It must have been crystal clear to anyone watching it that present policy is idiotic, self-defeating and causes far more harm than it prevents.

Well Done Stuart!

Well Done Stuart!

My former colleague on the CLEAR executive, Stuart Warwick, was the star of the show.  He came across as warm, humane and truly sensible.  He was also the only man with the balls to show his face.  Well done Stuart!

The dealers and grow robbers were blindfolded with their voices disguised.  Even Orson Boon, promoter of the London Cannabis Club (LCC), was too scared to show his face.  So it was ironic in the extreme that he stole the words I have published so often that “cannabis is not a subculture but a mainstream issue”.  I admire the LCC’s entertaining Facebook page where it publishes some delicious photos of weed and buds but it is the very essence of the cannabis subculture.  It is for the nerdy tomato grower when 99% of us buy them at the supermarket!  This is exactly what needs to change.

All in all, a very good programme.  I hope it does some good.

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Rebecca

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Genuine

Someone, I can’t remember who, taunted me to write about The X Factor, so here I am.

I wish I’d done it before because we’re all in the “I told you so” business and it’s true, I promise, I’m hardly an ITV dot com type but I was looking up Rebecca last week.   She has a rare authenticity that moves me and I believe in.

I think she’ll go far.

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October 9, 2010 at 10:11 pm

ITV Cock-Up The World Cup. Immediately!

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Unbelievable!  I would never, ever, not in a million years choose to watch any sporting event (or anything else I can think of) on ITV.

Now I know why and I know I’m right!

ITV Hopeless Dorks

Less than five minutes into the game, at a completely inappropriate moment, at the merest pause in play, it cuts to an ad.  I can’t even remember who it was only four minutes later, so it was a waste of time and money anyway.  Then the screen goes black for perhaps 20 seconds.  Then we get the pictures back – England have scored!

What absolute, unforgiveable INCOMPETENCE!

Only the BBC should be allowed to screen such important events.  ITV is useless .

Sack somebody now!

Advertisers!  Pull the plug on the jokers before we boycott you!

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June 12, 2010 at 7:51 pm

European Culture 77, English Chavs 2

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It must be the first football match I’ve watched in 18 months.  I thought it was worth investing the time.  After all, it was hyped to the level where it became an event rather than just a sports occasion.  But then really, football lost all that years ago. When the various mafiosi, the agents, the primadonnas and the gross, obscene salaries took hold, football lost Ronaldioeverything it ever had of value.

So, hilariously, ITV’s HD coverage stepped into the rhythm, just four minutes before half time and cut, bizarrely, to shots of bleach blonde, just-retired footballers in the usual badly fitting suits, adjusting their lunchboxes and utterly tasteless ties, commentators preparing for their imminent incisive anlayses, wiping away the smears of mayonnaise and more exotic “amuse  bouche”  from their lips.

Perfectly appropriate, I thought!

What happened to Roy Of The Rovers and football as a role model?  These spoilt, vastly over paid, perversions of sporting talent, ill mannered, conceited, ignorant individuals.  They are porn stars and nothing more.  They don’t even deliver.  Give me a third rate club rugby player, or a rower, a cyclist, a swimmer.  Why is the world infected with this football virus?

The beautiful game?  In the eye of the beholder without lager, violence, chav celebrity culture, we can do much. much better than this!

Truth is, 10 minutes into the second half, I turned over to watch “The Apprentice”.soccer