Go hard on drugs

Go hard on drugs

Go hard on drugs

First published in Letters by

TWO NEWSPAPER headlines; two stark differences; cause and effect in the making.

One highlights the tragic deaths of two medical students killed in Kuching Borneo. They appeared to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and were killed by drug-crazed men. Headline two is all about Nick Clegg’s idea of giving free drug foil and his kid-glove approach to addicts.

Going soft on drugs is the last thing this country needs. However I do agree with Nick’s motive that prison is the wrong place for drug addicts, but a more constructive solution is surely drug therapy clinics.

But are we papering over the cracks in society? What is required is a more enlightened Government to tackle problems long term such as shrinking the huge gap between rich and poor – at an all-time high under this coalition – which would then create a more cohesive Britain. We need strong directive from the top rather than the feeble vote-catching headline.

Let’s turn despair into a more focused direction for all – not just the privileged minority.

Phil Shepherdson, Chantry Close, Woodthorpe, York.

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2:43pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Omega Point says...

Sorry to be off topic but why no comments allowed on three letters about the Palestinian/Israeli issue? If people are free to have their letters printed why not comments Press?
Sorry to be off topic but why no comments allowed on three letters about the Palestinian/Israeli issue? If people are free to have their letters printed why not comments Press? Omega Point
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4:47pm Tue 12 Aug 14

wallman says...

because Jonathon and gwen4me don't like people who disagree with their views
because Jonathon and gwen4me don't like people who disagree with their views wallman
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6:45pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Omega Point says...

Thanks for that, was that a thread that went on ad nauseum., didnot follow it.
Thanks for that, was that a thread that went on ad nauseum., didnot follow it. Omega Point
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