Thoughts on politics and life from a liberal perspective

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Guido is spot on about drugs

Great post from Guido today on politician's attitude to drugs. He is spot on with his view that the drug laws in this country are a mess and there is huge hypocrisy from our politicians.

Most of them simply refuse to engage with a sensible debate and instead fall back on appealing to emotion failing to grasp that the current system leaves our children exposed to a massive criminal network of dealers who cut the drugs with god knows what.

He also rightly identifies that drugs are a public health issue, not a criminal justice issue, a point that Transform have been making for many years.

I have posted a number of times on this issue. Here are links to some of them:

Sensible advice on drugs SCANDAL
Drug prohibition cost-effectiveness study published
Debased Debate
Ecstacy comments on Question Time
Jacqui Smith is the one trivialising this debate
Ecstacy and Horses
Michael Phelps is being made a Scapegoat

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