Thursday, October 25, 2001

Damn! I wish I had a digital camera. There's a young homeless bloke who sits on the pavement across from our offices all day. Horribly thin, his angular cheekbones sticking out of his pale, blue-veined skin, a can of extra-strength lager by his side, he displays all the signs of being a junkie, and is often unconscious.

When I passed him yesterday, he was smoking a huge roll-up and reading the Evening Standard. The headline? "Cannabis to be legalised".

He's slumped over a local Camden newspaper today, the front page headline: "Addicts should be given heroin".

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