Public health builds mechanisms for limitless state interference in our lives but with no clear case for why living longer justifies overriding personal freedom.
Posts Tagged: Drugs
Lord Farmer’s maiden speech yesterday in a debate on Women, Homelessness, Domestic Violence and Social Exclusion.
Public and media opinion have shifted while Westminster’s stance on the failing War on Drugs remains the same. How long will the mismatch last?
Tackling the demand for an illegal product could be a better tactic than either banning or regulating its supply.
As it stands, it’s too easy for drug users to “game” the system – or avoid punishment if they do get caught.
A mixed economy, an internationalist country, live and let live – the ideals I’d like to see it stand for.
Both are socially evil and should be prosecuted on the basis of sufficient evidence.
Before allowing cannabis to circulate freely in the adult population we have to ask what effect this would have on its availability to children
Danny Alexander would rather have his cold, blood-spattered, lifeless body hauled off to the morgue than see a cut in the top rate of tax
While cannabis might be relatively harmless to policy-makers, the same does not apply to ordinary working people.
They give offenders a choice: get clean and sober with our help, or go to jail.
Advertising and the other tools of crass commercialism play a part in shaping our culture, but at the heart of it is an ideology of pleasure-seeking self-centredness
Last year, the Deep End featured a Julie Bindel article on prostitution. In a more recent article for the Spectator,… Read more »
50 per cent of Conservatives support the legal regulation or decriminalisation of cannabis – now where’s that review?
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