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Princely treatment

Issue No. 1783

OVER 140,000 people are convicted of drug offences in Britain every year. Most of them do not receive the kid glove treatment Prince Harry got. About three quarters of those convicted are charged with cannabis possession-the offence Prince Harry has admitted to.

The tabloids have given sympathetic coverage to the royals over 'Harry Pothead'. Yet they and the government continue to back a failed 'war on drugs' which has criminalised thousands of young working class people.

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Sat 19 Jan 2002, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1783
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