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Brighton MP's drug laws petition

An MP has launched a petition calling for a thorough review of the cost-effectiveness of the country’s current drug laws.

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas is calling on the Government to commission an assessment of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 within the next 12 months to provide evidence for Parliament to pursue a more effective drugs policy in the future.

To add your name visit submissions.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/45969.

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7:28am Tue 19 Feb 13

mimseycal says...

Okay ... let's look at this. The Green Party drugs policy accepts the reality of drug use and strives to minimise harm, both to the user and to society. We can unpack it some more but in essence that is what it is.

So ... at a time when services are being cut, the NHS is being squeezed and low earning people are in danger of being penalised for having a bedroom for the children they have joint custody for the Greens want to spend public funding on reviewing a law ...

Whilst I personally agree with many of the points the Greens make regarding the reality of Drug use and abuse, I think the timing to divert public funding to further their own policies smacks of misuse of public funds.
Okay ... let's look at this. The Green Party drugs policy accepts the reality of drug use and strives to minimise harm, both to the user and to society. We can unpack it some more but in essence that is what it is. So ... at a time when services are being cut, the NHS is being squeezed and low earning people are in danger of being penalised for having a bedroom for the children they have joint custody for the Greens want to spend public funding on reviewing a law ... Whilst I personally agree with many of the points the Greens make regarding the reality of Drug use and abuse, I think the timing to divert public funding to further their own policies smacks of misuse of public funds. mimseycal
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7:55am Tue 19 Feb 13

s_james says...

Any decision to commission a review will be government's, not the Green Party's. I would imagine the cost would be a drop in ocean of the public finances, even in austere times.

Surely publically supporting their own polices is acceptable behaviour for a political party?!
Any decision to commission a review will be government's, not the Green Party's. I would imagine the cost would be a drop in ocean of the public finances, even in austere times. Surely publically supporting their own polices is acceptable behaviour for a political party?! s_james
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8:13am Tue 19 Feb 13

george smith says...

Wife beating, underage sex both go on, but it doesn't make it right, so we need a change in the law to accomodate these acts. you cannot just move the goal posts.
Wife beating, underage sex both go on, but it doesn't make it right, so we need a change in the law to accomodate these acts. you cannot just move the goal posts. george smith
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8:20am Tue 19 Feb 13

mimseycal says...

Oh don't get me wrong. No problem with them standing by their policies. I object to the attempt to use public funding at such a time as this.

But you want to play the adage game? You bid 'a drop in the ocean' and I offer 'look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.'
Oh don't get me wrong. No problem with them standing by their policies. I object to the attempt to use public funding at such a time as this. But you want to play the adage game? You bid 'a drop in the ocean' and I offer 'look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.' mimseycal
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9:21am Tue 19 Feb 13

inadaptado says...

mimseycal wrote:
Oh don't get me wrong. No problem with them standing by their policies. I object to the attempt to use public funding at such a time as this.

But you want to play the adage game? You bid 'a drop in the ocean' and I offer 'look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.'
'Such a time as this' could extend for years and years. Japan has been suffering an economic depression for more than a decade. If we leave everything for "when the time is right" we will never get anything done.

I am of the opinion the current law drugs are outdated and a waste of money and resources, so now's precisely the time to review and rethink them.
[quote][p][bold]mimseycal[/bold] wrote: Oh don't get me wrong. No problem with them standing by their policies. I object to the attempt to use public funding at such a time as this. But you want to play the adage game? You bid 'a drop in the ocean' and I offer 'look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.'[/p][/quote]'Such a time as this' could extend for years and years. Japan has been suffering an economic depression for more than a decade. If we leave everything for "when the time is right" we will never get anything done. I am of the opinion the current law drugs are outdated and a waste of money and resources, so now's precisely the time to review and rethink them. inadaptado
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10:21am Tue 19 Feb 13

NickBrt says...

Drug use is not prevalent in the travelling comunity so why does she care?
Drug use is not prevalent in the travelling comunity so why does she care? NickBrt
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10:31am Tue 19 Feb 13

george smith says...

NickBrt wrote:
Drug use is not prevalent in the travelling comunity so why does she care?
But the students vote for her
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Drug use is not prevalent in the travelling comunity so why does she care?[/p][/quote]But the students vote for her george smith
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1:24pm Tue 19 Feb 13

NickBrt says...

Ah yes, george, forgot them!
Ah yes, george, forgot them! NickBrt
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1:26pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Mr_Tom says...

george smith wrote:
NickBrt wrote:
Drug use is not prevalent in the travelling comunity so why does she care?
But the students vote for her
as do the working people of Brighton and Hove.. better the greens than Tory scum.. you douchebags need to quit with the anti-green blah.. it's boring now.. yes, some of the standpoints on travellers are a bit off and kitkat is a f***ing idiot.. we know this.. the trouble is, most of the people sitting in front of their computers on the argus website during the day are knee-jerk, right wing morons stuck in the dark ages.. yawn...
[quote][p][bold]george smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Drug use is not prevalent in the travelling comunity so why does she care?[/p][/quote]But the students vote for her[/p][/quote]as do the working people of Brighton and Hove.. better the greens than Tory scum.. you douchebags need to quit with the anti-green blah.. it's boring now.. yes, some of the standpoints on travellers are a bit off and kitkat is a f***ing idiot.. we know this.. the trouble is, most of the people sitting in front of their computers on the argus website during the day are knee-jerk, right wing morons stuck in the dark ages.. yawn... Mr_Tom
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5:27pm Tue 19 Feb 13

george smith says...

Mr_Tom wrote:
george smith wrote:
NickBrt wrote: Drug use is not prevalent in the travelling comunity so why does she care?
But the students vote for her
as do the working people of Brighton and Hove.. better the greens than Tory scum.. you douchebags need to quit with the anti-green blah.. it's boring now.. yes, some of the standpoints on travellers are a bit off and kitkat is a f***ing idiot.. we know this.. the trouble is, most of the people sitting in front of their computers on the argus website during the day are knee-jerk, right wing morons stuck in the dark ages.. yawn...
The term douchebags; I am aware of many of the greens short comings, however it hadn't occured to me that they were misogynists as well, bit like using the c word.
[quote][p][bold]Mr_Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Drug use is not prevalent in the travelling comunity so why does she care?[/p][/quote]But the students vote for her[/p][/quote]as do the working people of Brighton and Hove.. better the greens than Tory scum.. you douchebags need to quit with the anti-green blah.. it's boring now.. yes, some of the standpoints on travellers are a bit off and kitkat is a f***ing idiot.. we know this.. the trouble is, most of the people sitting in front of their computers on the argus website during the day are knee-jerk, right wing morons stuck in the dark ages.. yawn...[/p][/quote]The term douchebags; I am aware of many of the greens short comings, however it hadn't occured to me that they were misogynists as well, bit like using the c word. george smith
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5:31pm Tue 19 Feb 13

mimseycal says...

"most of the people sitting in front of their computers on the argus website during the day are knee-jerk, right wing morons stuck in the dark ages.. yawn..."

says a post placed at 1:26pm on a lovely Tuesday afternoon.
"most of the people sitting in front of their computers on the argus website during the day are knee-jerk, right wing morons stuck in the dark ages.. yawn..." says a post placed at 1:26pm on a lovely Tuesday afternoon. mimseycal
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6:41pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Idontbelieveit1948 says...

Mr_Tom wrote:
george smith wrote:
NickBrt wrote:
Drug use is not prevalent in the travelling comunity so why does she care?
But the students vote for her
as do the working people of Brighton and Hove.. better the greens than Tory scum.. you douchebags need to quit with the anti-green blah.. it's boring now.. yes, some of the standpoints on travellers are a bit off and kitkat is a f***ing idiot.. we know this.. the trouble is, most of the people sitting in front of their computers on the argus website during the day are knee-jerk, right wing morons stuck in the dark ages.. yawn...
Get you and your nice, balanced and reasonable argument.

If you're a typical Green supporter little wonder they draw so much criticism !

Do us afavour and go aout canvassing for the Green prats next time round - should ensure their oblivion.
[quote][p][bold]Mr_Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Drug use is not prevalent in the travelling comunity so why does she care?[/p][/quote]But the students vote for her[/p][/quote]as do the working people of Brighton and Hove.. better the greens than Tory scum.. you douchebags need to quit with the anti-green blah.. it's boring now.. yes, some of the standpoints on travellers are a bit off and kitkat is a f***ing idiot.. we know this.. the trouble is, most of the people sitting in front of their computers on the argus website during the day are knee-jerk, right wing morons stuck in the dark ages.. yawn...[/p][/quote]Get you and your nice, balanced and reasonable argument. If you're a typical Green supporter little wonder they draw so much criticism ! Do us afavour and go aout canvassing for the Green prats next time round - should ensure their oblivion. Idontbelieveit1948
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