Woke cokeheads ignore the damage that their recreational habit can do to others
FORMER Hollyoaks actress Davinia Taylor has revealed that the latest celebrity drug of choice is “woke coke”.
A decade sober, the disapproving mum of four says that those who indulge mitigate that it’s from “sustainable sources” in South America and “all PC, £200 a gram”.
She adds: “They’ve got their vegan food, their organic wine and their woke coke and a spliff, going, ‘It’s fine, I know it’s sustainable, we’re actually putting back in to the countryside’. When you look back on the hypocrisy, it’s bulls**t.”
It is indeed. And dangerous bulls**t at that. For while, at those prices, the luvvie circles that hoover this stuff up can probably be ensured that it’s as safe as any Class A substance can be, at the lower end of the drug trade they’re fuelling it’s a different story.
Firstly, there’s the alarming rise in “county lines” gangs who use vulnerable kids to move their illegal goods around the country because they’re less likely to be stopped by police.
Have any of the woke coke-heads stopped to think that while their weekend high might be ethically sourced (laughable in itself) the delivery chain that brings it to their door might be less so?
COUNTLESS LIVES LOST
And secondly, there are the countless lives lost to the scourge of drugs, either through recurring addiction or those who randomly and misguidedly take something they think will be fun but ends up killing them.
Today, it was revealed that two young freshers at Newcastle University have been found dead after reportedly taking the Class B drug ketamine.
One of them has been named as Jeni Larmour, an 18-year-old former deputy head girl from County Armagh in Northern Ireland.
Her grammar school praised her charity work and added that she was “a model pupil, exemplifying many of the values which this school seeks to promote”.
As parents, we wipe our children’s noses, bathe their cuts when they fall, encourage them to do well at school and guide them along the straight and narrow as best we can.
Then, at 18, we watch with pride (mixed with a certain trepidation) as they embark on their first steps towards full independence.
According to early reports, Jeni’s mum Sandra had only just left Newcastle after settling her in to her new accommodation. A few days later, her daughter was dead and, like any parent who loses a child, her pain must be all-consuming.
A fellow student from another block says: “The word is that a bad batch of pills has been offered around.
“We’re not having what would be a normal freshers’ experience and some people are compensating for that.”
The Northumbria Police investigation, headed up by Chief Inspector Steve Wykes, will reveal the truth behind Jeni’s death and that of three other drug-related deaths in Newcastle over the weekend. But in the meantime, he has a word of advice for others.
“We want to reiterate our warning to people against taking drugs for recreational use. The consequences could cost you your life.
“Illegal drugs are never safe and the danger that they pose cannot be underestimated.”
Hear hear. Drugs have been around for decades, but they’re big business to criminal gangs now and, consequently, far more dangerous for the most vulnerable or less worldly wise.
So wealthy liberals can try to justify their “woke coke” all they like, but their recreational habit still forms a huge part of the wider, societal cost.
Ugly side of image fixation
When Barrie Drewitt-Barlow and husband Tony became Britain’s first gay dads back in 1999, I applauded their pioneering attitude.
A surrogate gave birth to their twins, Saffron and Aspen, and they went on to have three more children – all brought up in a house of love, security and laughter.
Barrie and Tony are now in the process of an amicable divorce and Barrie, 50, has just welcomed another daughter, Valentina, with 25-year-old Scott Hutchison who used to date, er, Saffron, now 21.
Unconventional, maybe, but each to their own. However, check out Barrie’s comments on the latest birth.
“Valentina is the best-looking baby in the world. We couldn’t be happier with the way she looks.
“We expected nothing else. We scoured the planet for the best-looking egg donor we could find and $100k later, we got the donor we wanted and the best-looking baby anyone could ever want,” he enthuses.
I know we live in an image-obsessed society but focusing so single-mindedly on a newborn’s looks is surely a first?
And God help her if she goes through an “ugly duckling” phase.
Moore to do with age
Demi Moore looked sensational in black lace and fishnets as she starred in a fashion show for Rihanna’s lingerie line Savage X Fenty.
It is perhaps a sign of the strange times (or my age) that, instead of marvelling at the sexy outfits modelled by my namesake and her equally eye-catching friends, my first thought was: “Well they’re not socially distanced.”
Where's UK gone wrong?
The city of Wuhan was the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.
Yet six months after it lifted its strict lockdown, life is returning to normal.
Last week, 2,000 people took part in a 10km run, airlines added flights to accommodate the surge in travellers, shopping streets were bustling and public transport was packed with commuters.
Elsewhere across China, the story was the same, with 15,000 flights taking off on Thursday and 15million travelling by train.
Back in Wuhan, social distancing and mask rules are still in place but aren’t rigorously enforced, and the city has been officially “free” of the virus since June 2.
The Changjiang Daily newspaper declared: “Wuhan is full of vitality, and people’s faces are brimming with smiles of happiness.”
What a contrast to the depressing shambles that is the UK months after we lifted our national lockdown.
What did Wuhan do right? And what did we do wrong?
Answers on a sanitised postcard please.
Windbags in power
Boris Johnson has pledged to power every home in the UK with wind by 2030.
Why not now? Surely the hot air currently being pumped out by all political parties would provide enough to see us through winter.
MORE than a third of millennials do not understand classic baby boomer slang such as “bonk”, “wally” and “sozzled”, says new research.
So what? After all, about 98 per cent of boomers haven’t got a clue what millennials are on about either.
Finsta, anyone? How about no cap, highkey, GOAT, CD9, spill the tea, straight fire and POS? (Google them if you care enough.)
To paraphrase another cultural reference that millennials won’t have the foggiest about . . . Parents Are From Mars, Teens Are From Venus.
Now put a sock in it, Harry
Black dolls have been on sale here since the early 1950s.
So, naturally, many are wondering what the hell Prince Harry was on about when he talked about Britain’s “structural racism” and observed: “It’s weird to go into a shop and only see white dolls.”
Where, pray tell, has he been all these years?
The answer, of course, is behind the walls of an ivory tower propped up by a structural elitism that means he has zero experience of what everyday life is like on the streets of his home country.
So, to use an appropriate doll analogy, one suspects he’s merely a sock puppet spouting the unfounded perceptions of his wife who spent all of five minutes here.
Sigh. Could they please give us some privacy now?
Rebel Wilson, who sprang to A-list fame as the character “Fat Amy” in hit movie Pitch Perfect, has shed almost three stone via a sensible and sustained regime of eating healthily and exercising more.
“Just call me Fit Amy,” she says. An inspiring message that’s as pitch perfect as the film.
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