Pete Doherty has been jailed for six months for cocaine possession. With a long list of convictions this was almost inevitable but it makes the drug policy in the UK look pretty stupid.
Doherty obviously has a problem. He needs help. Not being stuck in prison which has more drugs than anywhere in the UK. Trapped in the endless cycle of the drug bohemian lifestyle, the singer is in an even worse position now.
Drugs are boring. It takes aces years to work this out. The rock n roll is the real euphoria but being a junkie is a sickness not a crime and as long as the UK drinks and smokes itself to death and some politicians enjoy a line or two then there is no clear message apart from hypocrisy.
Doherty is being crucified for the sins of others.
The real tragedy is that Doherty will be remembered for his drugs and tabloid scrapes and not for his music.