Earlier I was reading Hopi Sen’s blog at Liberal Conspiracy about Bob Ainsworth’s intervention on the drug debate. There was some stuff I agreed with, parties have to win elections and Hopi was right to say that the position espoused by Ainsworth is massively unpopular with the public. And in that sense Ed Miliband absolutely had to distance himself, and official front bench policy, from what Bob Ainsworth said.
But, for me one of the reasons I am political is that I want to change the world, I want to make
Continue reading Drugs debate needs to have different frames of reference.
This morning the Council for the Misuse of Drugs was once again thrown into disarray when one of it’s members Dr Polly Taylor resigned. It appears that her resignation means that the Council cannot be properly consulted as required by the Misuse of Drugs Act; meaning that the banning of Mephedrone will seemingly have to be put off.
Effectively Dr Taylor resigned over the issue of how the government propose to treat their Scientific advisers. To simplify and distil the issues effectively what the government want the relationship to be about
Continue reading Banning Mephedrone would be a mistake.