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The Independent: Blue collar workers already face drug tests, so why has my proposal for offices been so controversial?

If you work for a big company in London, there’s a good chance that some of your colleagues take drugs. Not every day, maybe not every week. But when the mood strikes, out comes the phone and off goes the text to a dealer.

It’s a big problem — so it needs a big effort to tackle it. That’s why I’m proposing a Drug Testing Charter. As Mayor, I’ll ask businesses with over 250 employees to carry out regular anonymised drug tests. And every year, I’ll publish a league table showing which companies have the highest and lowest rates of drug use.

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