Euro MP backs Clegg on drugs

Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg.
Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg.

A BLACKPOOL Euro MP has backed the deputy prime minister’s war on drugs plan.

Chris Davies has consistently called for a fundamental rethink of drugs laws since before he was first elected to Parliament in 1995 in a by-election dominated by his views on cannabis.

Nick Clegg has called for a Royal Commission to look at drugs laws in the UK and claims “we are losing the war on drugs on an industrial scale”.

Mr Davies said: “Nick Clegg has been brave enough to smash the conspiracy of silence that surrounds drugs laws in this country.

“People know the war on drugs only has one winner – the criminals who make billions from selling misery.

“Addicts are patients, not criminals and we need to rip up the current laws and start again.

“Prohibition does not work.”