Thursday, 8 March 2007
There has been lots of comment on the airwaves on drugs today following a report from Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. (who???)The report is titled "Drugs a matter of health, not just crime".
How can one discuss drugs without considering victims of crime? We have just lived through the Peckham murders and before Christmas the Ipswich murders.
Today I've heard people suggest that the whole issue of drugs is not treated seriously because it is "too political". Of course its political - people expect their politicians to keep them safe.
I know that thousands more people die from smoking and drinking each year than illegal drugs - but usually they don't get involved in crime to feed their addiction. I for one won't think about drugs without thinking about crime.