Gordon Brown, it appears, is a Daily Mail reader, or at least you could be forgiven for believing it if his recent announcement are anything to go by.
A series of announcements on housing, super casinos, acting tough on the international stage and now effectively reversing Tony Blair's reclassification of cannabis might have been written by the Mail, were the journalists capable of writing something that hadn't already been prepared for them in a Tory press release.
But in this case, as he was over super casinos, Gordon Brown has judged the general public well and is appealing to all those voters in what is called middle England and is at the same time re-assuring those Tories who came over to new Labour in the 1990's that he is a safe pair of hands.
I think I am in general agreement with him over reclassifying cannabis as a category B drug, particularly given the more virulent strains of the drug now available but I hope there will be a fresh look at the problems of MS sufferers and others who are criminalised for taking the drug in order to ease their medical symptoms.
So overall, another really well judged policy from Brown and one which will make it more difficult for "Call me Dave" Cameron to paint Gordon Brown as a dud and someone who is in need of replacement.