Middle-class drug users could lose UK passports under Boris Johnson’s plans

Middle-class drug users could lose UK passports under Boris Johnson’s plans

Drugs, Drugs Policy

12/6/2021 3:12:00 AM

Middle-class drug users could lose UK passports under Boris Johnson’s plans

Campaigners say government going backwards by targeting ‘lifestyle’ users of class A drugs with tough criminal sanctions

, and over 30 countries have ended criminal sanctions for possession of drugs – Britain is going backwards, embracing a Nixon-style ‘war on drugs’ approach.”Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, said: “Too often the government makes grand promises, but then fails to deliver or does the opposite. Drug use is up, serious violence is up, antisocial behaviour is up. More and more offenders are getting away with their crimes as overall prosecutions have plummeted. Any action from the government must be substantial enough to undo the damage they have caused.”

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The government said it will publish a white paper in due course which will look at new measures to reduce demand and deter people from illegal drug use through “more meaningful consequences”.“We need to look at new ways of penalising them. Things that will actually interfere with their lives,” the prime minister told

. “So we will look at taking away their passports and driving licences.”He added: “What I want to see is a world in which we have penalties forlifestyle drug usersthat will seriously interfere with their enjoyment of their own lifestyles.”

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What defines middle class It's not the drugs in my men that turns 'em on honey! I wonder if they’ll be visiting the royal mews anytime soon. Oh they let that girl off didn’t they, hmmmm. Middle class? So no the rich ones like those in Westminster! That's interesting Am missing something here as it doesn't mention suppliers, are they exempt?

'Drugs good for me, just not for thee.' That’s a lot of the cabinet in trouble then. What about those using drugs in the HouseofCommons ? My non-drug using nearly expired middle class U.K. passport doesn’t seem much use atm. Dead cat what does not having a passport even achieve? Can't go to Ibiza for 2 weeks is all I can think of

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Lol. If anyone looks like a dude who’s spent some time face down on a mirror, it’s this guy Tough to feel sorry about anyone getting caught up in this. Only the Middle-Class?! And Boris and his gang?!?! Including the PM? Some ppl have multiple passports & dual citizenship is hereditary Gettin 'this out when there's been dogs all over the place. Some nerve !

Regressive. You need to take a leaf out of Canada and Amsterdam’s book Why is alcohol legal and cocaine isn't? 🤔 Oh the irony BorisJohnson 🪞

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