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View mezzer's Profile mezzer Flag Main Stand, Block F, Row 20 seat 1... 06 Dec 21 10.25am Send a Private Message to mezzer Add mezzer as a friend

Quite shocked to see this report claiming that only one of twelve toilets used only by those with Parliamentary passes was free from traces of drugs.

We all know that hypocrisy is a given in politics, but anyone (MP or not) claiming to be concerned at the gang related violence and deprivation in this country or abroad that is taking this stuff is a massive hypocrite for fuelling the demand for it.

No wonder there's a lot of MPs who want to legalise drugs. Really hope that anyone caught using is named and shamed.

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View NEILLO's Profile NEILLO Flag Shoreham-by-Sea 06 Dec 21 10.52am Send a Private Message to NEILLO Add NEILLO as a friend

One thing's for sure - they are not Performance Enhancing drugs...

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 06 Dec 21 12.08pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

I am not surprised there are probably several thousand people in the HOC on a daily basis from security, cleaners to researchers and assistants to MPs bound to be some drug users.

 


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View EverybodyDannsNow's Profile EverybodyDannsNow Flag SE19 06 Dec 21 12.30pm Send a Private Message to EverybodyDannsNow Add EverybodyDannsNow as a friend

I don't think any one is surprised - the double-standard around reporting and indeed prosecution for drug use between the poor and the middle class is a disgrace.

 

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View EverybodyDannsNow's Profile EverybodyDannsNow Flag SE19 06 Dec 21 12.42pm Send a Private Message to EverybodyDannsNow Add EverybodyDannsNow as a friend

When are they finally going to concede that this endless 'war on drugs' is not something they're ever going to win?

It can't even be that much of a vote-winner any more.. everyone knows legalisation is a matter of when, not if, and it would be a phenomenal boost to the economy.. Germany are expecting to add billions a year in tax revenue through legalisation of weed.

 

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 06 Dec 21 12.54pm Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Could have been one or two people who may or may not be MPs using multiple toilets for this purpose over a period of time, so hardly an epidemic.

More sensationalism I'm afraid and we shouldn't be too quick to criticize unless of course it is MPs that are caught and named.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 06 Dec 21 1.16pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by EverybodyDannsNow

I don't think any one is surprised - the double-standard around reporting and indeed prosecution for drug use between the poor and the middle class is a disgrace.

Agreed, I like the idea of punishing Tarquin and Jemima by taking away their passport and driving licence. Drug use amongst the middle and upper classes is not a victimless crime.

I worked in a bank and if I had lost my passport that would have significantly impacted my career.

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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag Any european country i fancy! 06 Dec 21 1.34pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

Originally posted by NEILLO

One thing's for sure - they are not Performance Enhancing drugs...

Ha ha, very good. It"s the old "do as I say, not as I do", again.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 06 Dec 21 1.40pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by EverybodyDannsNow

When are they finally going to concede that this endless 'war on drugs' is not something they're ever going to win?

It can't even be that much of a vote-winner any more.. everyone knows legalisation is a matter of when, not if, and it would be a phenomenal boost to the economy.. Germany are expecting to add billions a year in tax revenue through legalisation of weed.

But weed isn’t the problem. State approved crack or heroin users wouldn’t be a vote catcher either.
There is a huge gulf between people using cocaine at parties because they want to and kids on desperate estates using heroin that’s cut with all sorts of rubbish because they don’t think they’ve got anything to lose and will take anything to make their situation seem better for a while. It’s depressing that the kids with most first hand experience of the misery and deaths that drugs cause are still likely to be users.

 

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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag Any european country i fancy! 06 Dec 21 1.45pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

I did think this is a deflection from the real issues, the people up north with no electricity for over a week- that wouldn"t take so long in Chipping Norton- the even up economy slogan looks a tad stale. The price rises that are going to cripple people, eat or heat? The missing £47 thousand million pounds, in bungles pals bank accounts.The amount of asylum seekers, or freeloaders/terrorists coming in to the country-even though we alone control our borders, remember "taking back control"?. I also think the amount of time given to the poor kid killed by his parents in the press and government spokesmen was a deflection- they wanted an immediate response to give the scumbags more jail time-something we all agree in- but why not an immediate investigation to the £47 thousand million in bungles pals accounts? We can surely do both, with immediate effect! While we are at it, lets also have an immediate investigation in to the £36 thousand million in the track and trace app- thats a lot of lolly for a broken and unused system!

 

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Originally posted by croydon proud

I did think this is a deflection from the real issues, the people up north with no electricity for over a week- that wouldn"t take so long in Chipping Norton- the even up economy slogan looks a tad stale. The price rises that are going to cripple people, eat or heat? The missing £47 thousand million pounds, in bungles pals bank accounts.The amount of asylum seekers, or freeloaders/terrorists coming in to the country-even though we alone control our borders, remember "taking back control"?. I also think the amount of time given to the poor kid killed by his parents in the press and government spokesmen was a deflection- they wanted an immediate response to give the scumbags more jail time-something we all agree in- but why not an immediate investigation to the £47 thousand million in bungles pals accounts? We can surely do both, with immediate effect! While we are at it, lets also have an immediate investigation in to the £36 thousand million in the track and trace app- thats a lot of lolly for a broken and unused system!

I honestly don’t see this through a Right / Left prism CE. Tony Blair presided over the decimation drugs caused to large parts of Edinburgh and Glasgow and under the SNP Dundee is falling apart. Could the money being spent on fighting “the drug war” be better spent on improving the lives of those affected? Of course, but is the will to do it there?

 

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