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Yet More Madness In UK Drugs Policy

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The Right Dishonourable Theresa May MP

The Right Dishonourable Theresa May MP

Theresa May really does take the biscuit for ignoring evidence and basing her policies on prejudice and vested interests.  She defines its arrogance and exemplifies how out of touch our government is, particularly on drugs policy.

Khat, according to the experts, the ACMD, a pretty harmless, gentle stimulant, is to be banned. See the BBC report here.

The ACMD recommended exactly the opposite so it really should have expected Ms May to be contrary.  That’s what home secretaries do when they receive expert advice – they don’t just ignore it, they head in exactly the opposite direction.

Presently, 90,000 people in the UK are said to use khat, so Ms May has decided to turn them all into criminals overnight.  Does she expect they will all stop using it?  Don’t be ridiculous. All she has done is created a new criminal market.  Now we can expect violence, human trafficking and organised crime to get involved. As if our police and the Border Agency don’t have enough on their hands.

Her pretext is terrorism.  That’s the same excuse she offers for wanting to snoop on all our emails and internet activity.  It’s the same excuse this tawdry gang of thieves in Westminster offers us for anything they don’t want to explain.

Every day that passes our government proves itself to be more corrupt and more unfit for purpose.  This stupid, stupid woman is a terrible liability to our country.  Build more prisons, I say.  Let’s install a special wing of padded cells and move the whole cabinet in.

I will not be ruled by these fools anymore.

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Written by Peter Reynolds

July 3, 2013 at 12:59 pm

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  1. Good article. Turn the other cheek. Switch to bitcoin.

  2. Seldom do I agree with anything you say but you are quite right the current government do use the terrorism case to defend anything they do. Though there are far more important issues to fight than drug policy.

    Gary Dobbs

    July 3, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    • It was a somewhat similar situation when professor Nutt was sacked for telling the truth some years back. Where evidence Vs propaganda is concerned the latter seems to win. No doubt there’ll be the the tabloid press ranting inanely too.

      Phranc

      July 4, 2013 at 4:55 am

  3. Remember, it’s the politicians who are deluded that they have any power over the populace at all. People will do exactly what they, however they want to, and no illogical laws are going change that. Let them be deluded – I don’t vote them into power! In fact, looking at Egypt in its current state, the interim governmentless situation is better than anything they’ll “elect” in the near future. Why bother?

    graphicequaliser

    July 4, 2013 at 11:10 am

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