14 MARCH 1992, Page 30

Sir: So William De'Ath is profoundly opposed to drugs. Well,

I am profoundly opposed to unrepentant thieves: especially those who have not even the excuse of a poor education. What is The Spectator com- ing to when a shameless free-loader like William De'Ath gets a second lot of column inches to proclaim his views on drug takers, while being housed at taxpayers' expense in a bail house for his recidivism?

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