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.
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Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: May failed to lead Britain out of the EU – but her successor can yet succeed
There may be greater willingness by Brussels to negotiate following populist successes in the European elections.
Here in Britain, the two main parties are being punished by voters for tearing up their Brexit commitments.
It is utterly confusing to provide 12,000 course options at Level 3 or below. The system must be reformed.
It would need unanimous agreement. Looking at each of the 27’s varying comments, there are six distinct camps of opinion.
It will be a significant step forward in keeping this heinous organisation from inciting hatred on our streets.
The idea that leaving the EU simply cannot be done has emerged since the referendum – if true, it would shatter our political system.
Stella Creasy & Debbie Abrahams: A referendum got us here. Now let a Citizens’ Assembly – and more direct democracy – take us forward.
We want to learn from what other Parliaments have done when faced with difficult choices. Such an assembly would report back within ten weeks.
Meeting many of the global challenges depends on local action. We must to share best-practices and ideas.
If only Brussels could conduct itself more like the management of Rotterdam, who are ignoring talk of ‘Armageddon’ and getting on with planning for the future.
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.
Despite talk of the negotiations getting bogged down, the French president seems to understand that the process is about politics more than legal complexity.
The “extraordinary international response by our allies” amounts to “the largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers ever”, Johnson says.
Daniel Hannan: Brexit will be a success, but swivel-eyed Remainers make the process more costly than it needs to be
The message that some send to Brussels – that if the Eurocrats make it all painful enough then we can be bullied into changing our minds – is mistaken but harmful.
Owen Paterson: Why are we so insular, unimaginative and inward-looking about healthcare? Europe’s systems are better than the NHS.
In a whole host of countries – Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland – A&E waiting times are typically under an hour.