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The New Tory Hypocrisy Thread.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by TheDecameron, Aug 24, 2020.

  1. Tim Jones

    Tim Jones pfm Member

    Can you describe, please, how any Government could reduce the profits of the criminal gangs involved in the trade? You need not show your workings....
     
  2. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    Alcohol is a licensed recreational drug.
     
  3. Tim Jones

    Tim Jones pfm Member

    Alcohol is a legal, and heavily taxed and regulated drug. You've completely missed (or ironically confirmed) the point.
     
  4. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    Exactly and it does not have the organised crime problems associated with cocaine, apart from prohibition in 1920s US.
     
  5. Tim Jones

    Tim Jones pfm Member

    So, what's your point?
     
  6. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused


    I would have thought it was quite obvious, either take control of cocaine use, and preferably other drugs as well, under government control rather than organised crime. Testing will achieve nothing, it’s utterly pointless, how will testing drug use in London stop countries like Mexico becoming a failed and narco state?.
     
  7. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    I am reminded of the Yes, Minister line (no pun intended): 'Something must be done! This is something, so we must do it.'
     
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  8. Rodrat

    Rodrat pfm Member

    When my wife worked in London a few years ago cocaine was almost as available and used as alcohol, all the bright young things would have a snort before going out especially on Friday.
     
  9. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    The old method of testing fivers isn’t useful anymore in these contactless days.

    Our Government obviously thinks Cocaine use is a jolly jape so I can’t see anything being done about it. If Corbyn or any poor kid had admitted using they’d have been tested, questioned and had their home searched.


    Stephen
     
  10. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

  11. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    If you want to see hypocrisy in action read this.

    Greening was particularly the Gove who caused the problems she’s complaining about in the first place.

    Stephen
     
  12. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Tell that to the poor sods blinded by buying illegal hooch in corner shops.
     
  13. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    No one has to buy illegal booze. It might be that they do not know or realise it is hooky but the cheap price is often a give away. Equating the hugely profitable illegal drugs market with some chancers selling, or buying, fake booze (or fags) is not really comparable.
     
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  14. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    No-one has to buy illegal drugs either.
     
  15. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    That’s a false equivalence, though. There is no legal, regulated alternative to drugs. Anybody buying cheap hooch is taking a risk they don’t need to take, because they can obtain alcohol legally everywhere and know it is safe and to a minimum standard. If you want drugs, you’re in the Wild West. The lesson of the prohibition era teaches us that legal, controlled manufacture and supply is safer and eliminates a large tranche of organised crime. It’s a win-win, and it’s only ideology and political posturing that prevents it being tackled properly.
     
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  16. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    Alcohol, tobacco, sugary foods?

    But you're not obliged to buy drugs. In exactly the same way you're not obliged to buy alcohol.
     
  17. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    Although ... tobacco and alcohol are both legal, and highly dangerous. What are the long-term health risks associated with cocaine, especially if combined with alcohol? Is it as addictive as tobacco?
     
  18. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Objection M’Lud- Counsel is leading the witness
     
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  19. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused


    Its a damage limitation exercise, besides a known quantity of a known substance is usually safer than a substance which is of unknown quantity cut with quite often with even more toxic products.
     
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  20. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Priti’s ready to snitch on her neighbours for breaching Covid regulations but looks like one of her former neighbours on the Tory benches and former government whip hasn’t caught her attention. Will the Home Secretary be making any comment now that a conviction has been secured?

    Charlie Elphicke: Ex-MP jailed for sex assaults on women https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-54161766
     

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