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Anthem for stoned youth

I have discovered where the EU has been hiding its Eurobarometer reports, so stand by for a blizzard of analyses / facetious comments.

Firstly, 'Young people and drugs'.

Bulgarian youth are one of a - pathological liars, hopeless addicts or remarkably restrained, as 46% of 15-24 year old Bulgars reckon it easy to obtain smack. Only 7% of Finns think likewise. 52% of Spaniards think that they would have little trouble picking up Bolivia's leading export, whereas jonesing Finns would carry on jonesing bar 9% of them. 56% of Bulgars are confident of their ability to acquire ecstacy and 82% of Spaniards can acquire cannabis without trying too hard. Mind you, so do 72% of youthful Britons.

At thre other end of the scale, 22% of Cypriots would struggle to buy a pack of fags, and 17% to buy booze, apparently. I do wonder if the Cypriot interviewees were having some fun with the pollsters, as 25% would ask the Plod for advice about narcotics.

As a footnote, the report lumps in our Hibernian friends with us as 'Anglo-Saxons'. On page 29. Erm....

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