The Legion of British Dry Cleaners last night released a press statement strongly denying recent allegations regarding their business practices in UK.
"We are not and never have been connected to the illegal drug trade in this country. Granted the total of drug busts at dry cleaning establishments have exceeded those at pubs and even tobacconists but that's just a meaningless statistic. Anyone can see that. Stores like Sainsburys or Morrisons wouldn't have anything to do with dry cleaning if there was any doubt about our integrity."
The damaging rumours began after remarks made by Shami Chakrabarti, director of human rights group Liberty, on Radio 4's Today programme. She said in answer to questions about personal finance:"I dunno but it seems to me the biggest rip-off in society today is dry cleaning. I mean you hand over two garments or whatever, they charge you twenty quid and just for sticking them in a big noisy machine. I wouldn't be surprised if the whole thing was just a front for a massive narcotics importing business, or something."