The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, called Amsterdam sleazy during the People’s Question Time meeting last Tuesday in Waltham Forest. Reason for calling Amsterdam sleazy is the tolerant drug policy of the Netherlands. The mayor said the Dutch approach is outdated and advocates the ‘war on drugs’ approach of the British and American government.
Johnson said parts of the center of Amsterdam are sleazy due the Dutch approach. It seems a recent critical report on the hard approach of soft drugs in Britain was reason for these harsh (unfounded) claims.