"Conservative leadership contender David Cameron has backtracked on his call for ecstasy to be downgraded. Mr Cameron said the clubbers' drug should be reclassified from class A to B in last night's TV debate with rival David Davis... But Mr Cameron's spokesman stressed this morning that the issue "is not on our agenda". "It would not be a priority. Having a position on this is not a priority for an Opposition party," the spokesman said. "He has simply made his position clear. He backs the select committee report.""
Page 2 of tonight's London Evening Standard leads with a similar story. Describing Mr Cameron's views on ecstasy as "controversial" it noted that a Cameron campaign spokesman said that they were not "official policy". "If he became leader it would be a matter for the party to decide the policy," the spokesman continued.
What is known, however, is that David Davis takes a much tougher view on drugs like cannabis and ecstasy. "Ecstasy destroys lives, that why parents are terrified," was the Shadow Home Secretary's view on last night's QT.
Both campaigns will be waiting anxiously for tomorrow's YouGov survey of party members for The Daily Telegraph. A significant movement towards David Davis will give his campaign the momentum it has lacked since Blackpool.