“Hey, I’ve Got A Vote Winning Strategy..!”

A Green candidate has called for the end of prison sentences against drug users and said the war on drugs has “failed”.

Alexandra Phillips, who is running for the Brighton Kemptown seat, said more rooms for drug use should be made available in the city to ensure users are safe.

Ah, if only you could rely on their votes, eh, Alexandra? But they are too busy scoring their next fix…

Ms Phillips made the suggestion at the European Civil Society Forum on Drugs event.

It seems you have to be on drugs to attend!

5 comments for ““Hey, I’ve Got A Vote Winning Strategy..!”

  1. Stonyground
    December 11, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Actually I think that many thoughtful people think that drugs should be decriminalised. The strategy of banning them obviously doesn’t work, drugs are still available to anyone who wants to buy them and criminals get rich as a result. I think that advocating a more sensible policy on drugs probably would be a vote winner, just not for a green party candidate.

    • James Strong
      December 12, 2019 at 6:32 am

      Yes.
      I would have thought that legalisation was the standard libertarian position.

      I have never understood what decriminalisation is.

      Or the suggestion, sometimes made, that posession for personal use should be legal but that dealing should be illegal. That would just mean that to pursue my legal recreation I have to buy from criminals.

  2. Penseivat
    December 12, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    There is a rumour going around that a Labour government would, In slow time, legalise drugs, where it would be available in government run shops. If this is true, they would no doubt give it a catchy name. Possibly something like “Soma”.

    • Andy5759
      December 12, 2019 at 3:16 pm

      It wouldn’t surprise me if they planned to make drugs compulsory for all. Except the old, who would be gently eased into eternity before being recycled as Soma’s sister – Soylent Green.

  3. Ed P
    December 13, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    Ms Phillips amassed 2237 votes of the 48533 total cast (4.6%). A poor second to the batshit-crazy woman in the next door constituency.

    Perhaps her drugs policy was not appreciated by the Kemptown voters? (Although it’s more likely most of them were too stoned to understand it.)

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