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Labour 'Not Yet Convinced' Of The Need To Decriminalise Cannabis, Says Ed Miliband

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Labour 'Not Yet Convinced' Of The Need To Decriminalise Cannabis, Says Ed Miliband

The former leader spoke out after Sadiq Khan was hit by a shadow cabinet backlash

 

Ed Miliband has called for cannabis to be legalised

 

Labour is “not yet convinced” of the need to decriminalise cannabis, Ed Miliband has said.

The former leader - who has previously backed legalisation of the drug - spoke out after a row broke out over Sadiq Khan’s decision to set up a commission to examine the issue.

 

The London mayor announced during a visit to America that former cabinet minister Lord Falconer will chair a commission examining the current laws on cannabis.

But that provoked an angry backlash from many shadow cabinet members, including Yvette Cooper and Wes Streeting, who believe it risks making Labour look soft on crime.

 

“Yvette is furious about it,” a Labour source told HuffPost UK. “People are just rolling their eyes because it definitely is not the official party line.”

Asked if he would like to see cannabis legalised, Miliband said: “That isn’t Labour’s position, no.

 

“We welcome Sadiq looking at these issues because this debate carries on and should carry on.”

He added: “I’ve said in the past that this is something that needs to be looked at, I think you probably know that.

“But Labour’s shadow cabinet position, which is a position I support as a member of the shadow cabinet, is that we’re not yet convinced of the case for moving on decriminalisation, but obviously we’ll look at what Lord Faconer’s commission has to say.”

During his US trip, the London mayor visited a cannabis dispensary in California — where the drug is legal for medical and recreational use by adults — which he described as “fascinating”.

 

Khan told the BBC: “We need to have an honest, open conversation about the evidence in relation to the history of cannabis and our laws in the UK and our experience of the health consequences in relation to crime and the community.

“The best way to do that will be with the drugs commission we’ve now set up.

“You can hear from the experts, that’s one thing, but seeing it for yourself ... hearing from those who cultivate and grow this plant has been fascinating.”

Home secretary Priti Patel was one of a number of senior Tories who were quick to criticise Khan for his intervention, saying his time would be “better spent focusing on knife and drug crime in London”.

“The mayor has no powers to legalise drugs,” she tweeted. “They ruin communities, tear apart families and destroy lives.”

 

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/ed-miliband-labour-cannabis-decriminalised_uk_6280c8b2e4b0c2dce6511d71

 

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I am now curious how many labour members have a stake in GW Pharmaceutical and British Sugar :g:

 

 

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Labour 'Not Yet Convinced' 'Haven't got the balls or public spirit' Of The Need To Decriminalise Cannabis, Says Ed Miliband

 

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The useless prick can't even eat a bacon sandwich, who cares about his opinion. 

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7 minutes ago, bongme said:

who believe it risks making Labour look soft on crime.

 

 

Drugs are only a crime because some pricks decided they should be, not by any form of common sense. If drugs were legal, it would have no bearing on being soft on crime, and in fact would enable far better ability to fight the real crimes that actually do affect our society.

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But that provoked an angry backlash from many shadow cabinet members, including Yvette Cooper and Wes Streeting, who believe it risks making Labour look soft on crime.

 

So out of touch lol

 
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Asked if he would like to see cannabis legalised, Miliband said: “That isn’t Labour’s position, no.

 

gtrat way to get votes in the 21 century:wanker:

 
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Home secretary Priti Patel was one of a number of senior Tories who were quick to criticise Khan for his intervention, saying his time would be “better spent focusing on knife and drug crime in London”.

“The mayor has no powers to legalise drugs,” she tweeted. “They ruin communities, tear apart families and destroy lives.”

 

 

So 1980s :soap: Yet half the plant is doing fine with it Legalised Don't see anyone in here bringing horror stories or anywhere else for that matter of the things you are saying? you are as phony as your party so old these two parties lol

 

Sadiq as got the right idea but the old out of date parties will not hear him They are to set in there old ways to change these old parties :soap:

 

The UK is in shit street economy and selling Cannabis would make over to billion £££ and more

 

Fuk them I don't like any of these crappy parties they never get anything right and they are too out of date for me!

 

Bongme :yinyang:

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Who gives a toss what that dick has to say.

Some MP seem to have a face, well lets not say .

 

He is one of them cant stand him or his bro.

 

Tweedle dee and tweedle dum the pair of them.

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37 minutes ago, bongme said:

“I’ve said in the past that this is something that needs to be looked at, I think you probably know that.

 

 

Translation : Lobbyists pay me 

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54 minutes ago, bongme said:

During his US trip, the London mayor visited a cannabis dispensary in California — where the drug is legal for medical and recreational use by adults — which he described as “fascinating”.

 

 

Does anyone else read that and just think that he got stoned in Cali. 

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1 hour ago, monkeypig said:

 

Drugs are only a crime because some pricks decided they should be, not by any form of common sense. If drugs were legal, it would have no bearing on being soft on crime, and in fact would enable far better ability to fight the real crimes that actually do affect our society.

How the fuck medicine ever became a criminal activity is beyond me.. Ultimate political own goal.. 

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Racism against minorities!

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@monkeypigTrue that, can't let the darkies do what they want, playing all that jazz.. :yep:

 

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And using those monstrously large penises on the white women will ruin them too - Think of the poor vaginas

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He didn't need to go to the states, Norfolk is only just up the road from London...:wassnnme:

 

Strangely I haven't seen anyone in Govbent mention British Sugar or Norfolk...now why could that be?

 

Hypocritical Cunts!!! :puke:

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@stu914   That's the good weed that doesn't give you psychosis so it's ok.

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