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Time to rethink? A new drugs policy for Labour

James Sweetland

Nick Clegg’s declaration last week that UK drugs policy was ‘idiotic’ merited far more attention than it received. The Lib Dems have announced to take steps towards treating addiction as a health issue rather than a criminal one and to decriminalise personal possession of drugs – both of which are sensible and well thought-out ideas….

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Labour’s Britain: A covenant with carers

Barbara Keeley MP

As the party conference season begins, Conservative and Liberal Democrat ministers and former ministers seem determined to create a PR smokescreen over the gaps and errors in their policies affecting carers. David Cameron said the government will become “family friendly” and that all policies will be assessed for their impact on the family. Yet, although…

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