Naughty Daily Mail subs

Drug users could escape ANY criminal penalties: MPs consider legalising heroine and crack as they plan Portugal visit to see soft-touch regime in action

Sigh.

Why should Lara Croft have to be legalised?

9 thoughts on “Naughty Daily Mail subs”

  1. I hope they get to see the Bairro Alto and how much better behaved it is than your average anarchy on a UK high street on a Friday night!

  2. it’s not such an egregious error – if Bayer had not been German, they might have got the spelling of their wonder drug correct!

  3. “Drug users could escape ANY criminal penalties”

    Drug users already fairly consistently escape any criminal penalties, for the most part. Did they mean drug users may not be liable to criminal penalties in the future?

  4. The Daily Mail perversely suggests we should carry on as we are, with all that entails (people remaining addicted, addicts committing crime, people dying in overseas drug wars), rather than do something (e.g. Portugal’s drug policy in its entirety) that does what the Daily Mail ostensibly wants (reduce addiction, reduce crime, reduce deaths in overseas drug wars). As Greavsie said, it’s a funny old game.

  5. A visit to Portugal? These guys never give up on finding an excuse to toddle off on a jolly somewhere abroad. They must be desperate to get away from working for the electorate even though President Cameron is doing most of it for them. As for legalising drugs, that will enable MI6 to enlarge their recruitment platform. At the moment they say that the following need not apply to join them – manics, schizos, alcoholics, bankrupts and druggies. The world is opening up to us all!

  6. So Much For Subtlety

    ukliberty – “The Daily Mail perversely suggests we should carry on as we are, with all that entails (people remaining addicted, addicts committing crime, people dying in overseas drug wars)”

    Actually the Daily Mail usually does not support doing what we are doing. They usually support the radical idea of enforcing the law.

    “rather than do something (e.g. Portugal’s drug policy in its entirety) that does what the Daily Mail ostensibly wants (reduce addiction, reduce crime, reduce deaths in overseas drug wars). As Greavsie said, it’s a funny old game.”

    Portugal’s drug policies either does the exact opposite of those things or it is too early to know for sure. More Portuguese are using drugs. The Portuguese introduced their policy just as the Taliban was cutting off the heroin supply, but even so the number of people using drugs went up. Drugs are still illegal and hence presumably expensive. So there is unlikely to be any impact at all on people committing crime or on overseas drug wars.

    But their policy does have one major advantage – it takes druggies out of the criminal justice system. They then have to face a panel of administrators appointed by the government who can and do impose stringent conditions and penalties – banning them from places, from seeing certain people, cutting their benefits and so on. All without a lawyer and without appeal. And no jury.

    I mean, I can see why the Daily Mail and I would like that. I am having trouble seeing what is in it for someone who calls themselves Ukliberty.

  7. @So Much For Subtlety

    ‘They then have to face a panel of administrators appointed by the government who can and do impose stringent conditions and penalties – banning them from places, from seeing certain people, cutting their benefits and so on. All without a lawyer and without appeal. And no jury.’

    Do you have a source for this? Quite happy to believe you – just want more info.

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