We need to stop treating addicts like criminals and forcing people who want to experiment to forge contacts with black-market dealers.
Posts Tagged: Drugs
Our premise is simple: users don’t need a plan to help them manage their addiction, they need a life plan to help them end their addiction.
We need to redefine our purpose, move forward with our global partners, unite the UK – and defeat Corbynism.
Confessions of use in their youth by politicians raises the case for controlled legalisation – at least of ‘soft’ substances, if not yet of hard ones.
We must tackle causes of poverty, not symptoms: educational failure, worklessness, family breakdown, debt, addiction, disability, exposure to crime, poor housing.
Many will hope that Gove and Hunt duke it out in a constructive way for the right to take on the man who is the clear winner from the week’s events.
This is a contribution to the debate – now let’s see what the candidates offer during the week ahead.
They are chosen not from a factional or ideological standpoint, but from what I see while doing the job of Mayor.
Government should be passionate about self-reliance, but we must also recognise the transformative power of an enabling state.
These opportunities and options should start far earlier in children’s lives, enabling a twin-track of skills training.
If we can’t think of anything that’s going to do real good, maybe we could act like true Conservatives for once – and choose to do nothing at all?
Politicians must decide whether their priority in response to knife crime is ‘do something’ or ‘do something effective’
Being seen to be tough is superficially appealing, but prioritising solutions that actually work is a far better service to the public.
The defectors are wrong. The Conservatives aren’t shifting to the right. They are mired in the mixed middle.
No less than the ERG, the group of three sees everything through the prism of Brexit – which, let it not be forgotten, they voted to support themselves.
The challenge is complex. New factors such as poor EU migrants and increasing drug use are driving it.
Young people must have a sense of active citizenship. A reassertion of respect for authority figures is needed.