For once this has got nothing to do with the Taliban, Al Qaeeda or the Afghan people. It’s down to Gordon Brown and his Government.
Apparently the Government is insisting that the location of 26 sites in Hampshire used to grow opium poppies must remain secret.
This follows a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from local newspaper, the Daily Echo, CLICK HERE which has revealed that leafy Hampshire is the heroin growing capital of the UK.
The poppy fields should be easy enough to spot, drop Mr Monkey a line if you see one!
The poppies are used to produce morphine to sustain the high levels of drug abuse morphine used as a pain killer within the NHS.
It’s a rarely known fact that all poppies contain opium including the distinctive bright red, wild poppies that grow in the UK. Although they aren’t as strong as their Eastern cousin, the opium poppy, they can still be used to make a refreshing if vile tasting opium tea – google opium tea recipe.
Mr Monkey wouldn’t mind seeing an FOI request on how many of the poppies ‘go missing’ between the field and the medicine cabinet.
It’s also little known that it’s entirely legal to grow opium poppies in the UK for ornamental use, something encouraged by the government.
The Department of Culture, Media and Sports funded Plant Cultures website states, “Opium poppies grow well in the British climate – why not try it?”
How ironic then that the proceeds from the British Government’s own lucrative drug industry are indirectly used to wipe out their competitors another country’s drug production on the pretext that the cash it generates is used to sponsor terrorism.