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Decriminalising drug possession: an idea whose time has come?

Drug reform has long been the third rail of British politics. Nine years ago, a newly-elected Tory MP was able to write in The Guardian from the safety of backbench obscurity: ‘I am an instinctive libertarian who abhors state prohibitions and tends to be sceptical of most government action, whether targeted against drug use or anything else.’ It’s hard to imagine David Cameron daring to repeat those words now he occupies Number 10.

Yet the Lib Dems are preparing to move the debate centre-stage by recommending at this year’s autumn federal conference the setting up of an independent inquiry into …

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    There are appropriate and inappropriate hymns. Arriving at church after a night of very hard frosts, resulting in members mopping up after burst pipes, my...
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    Add my good wishes to Richard's.
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    Have to see the details but this is a govn, as per Blair, of lovely sound-bites so I would not be surprised if there are...
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    @ Steve Castree, Bermudans, along with Gibraltarians, Isle of Man residents, Channel Islanders etc like the idea of being British - but only up to...
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    @ Nick Shcherban "I estimate that giving adults over 18yo that would quality for UBI, $2,000usd per month would cost the UK $943 Billion USD...
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    "We’ll probably have to switch back to electricity rather than burn gas for heating purposes..." Or maybe even construct our dwellings so as to minimise...