The challenge is complex. New factors such as poor EU migrants and increasing drug use are driving it.
Posts Tagged: Drugs
Young people must have a sense of active citizenship. A reassertion of respect for authority figures is needed.
Andrew Selous: Our belief in free markets does not mean that we will fail to call out abuse where we see it
A commitment to social justice has always been at the heart of conservatism. Now we need to do more to support families, health and relationships.
George Freeman: Come to our Big Tent Ideas Festival next weekend. And help build conservatism and capitalism for a new generation.
Penny Mordaunt, Liz Truss, Dan Hannan, Liam Halligan, Steve Baker, Tom Tugendhat & others will speak. And there’s a special discount for ConHome readers.
Each Secretary of State in every department should examine the impact of their department’s policies on families’ lives.
The Labour leader wants it “made readily available as quickly as possible” – but won’t be drawn on recreational use.
I’ll be putting my name forward as our candidate for Mayor and will use my mandate to argue with Government to change the law to save the lives of young Londoners.
Grieve is right. The logic of a Government defeat today leads to a change of leadership – and a general election
Neither Tory MPs nor voters want a poll, but a paralysed Government and Parliament would make one all but unavoidable long before 2022.
Any eventual review of drugs policy as a whole must focus on collective consequences rather than individual rights.
James Price: More borrowing and higher taxes are not the only – or even the best – way to free up more money for the NHS.
But some of the reforms listed above would improve the quality of healthcare, save money and set the service on a more long-term footing.
Rory Geoghegan: Short-term prison sentences do nothing for prolific offenders. We must get serious about tackling the causes of crime.
Our latest Centre for Social Justice report – Desperate for a Fix – focuses on prolific drug-addicted people and proposes a new Second Chance Programme.
After, say, five years, we will have ample evidence of the social and economic effects. Enough to give legislators the confidence to go the next step – or not.
The terrible state of council housing across London undermines community spirit and encourages drug dealing and gang violence. The Mayor is failing to show any leadership.
But some, perhaps many, Tory MPs have these tendencies – including one no less senior than the Prime Minister herself.
The party that grasps the nettle and frees up the market will reap the political dividend, just as the Liberals did in Canada. Prohibition has failed.