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Wednesday 6 February 2019

Voters are not prisoners of the Referendum

The claim that the electorate are prisoners of the outcome of the 2016 vote on Brexit is holed below the waterline. In law, the referendum was consultative, as was made clear to MPs at the time. Nothing in its wording suggested the public would surrender their right to be consulted again and it is really…

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Saturday 13 October 2018

Another in-out referendum is not the solution

The call for a second in-out referendum is misguided. Parliament will never agree to it and if it did happen it would cause bitterness and strife and set a dangerous precedent. Far better for MPs to demand a Norway-style Single Market solution allowing us to regain rights over our fishing grounds (which Edward Heath foolishly…

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Sunday 25 February 2018

An evidence-based approach to tackling drug abuse

Addiction to dangerous psycho-active drugs such as heroin and crack cocaine, as well as the misuse of prescription medicines and so-called legal-highs, is a complex world-wide issue, which causes enormous suffering and plays a central role in a wide range of health, social, economic, security and law enforcement problems.  In the longrun, the hope must…

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