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    U.K. - Home secretary Sajid Javid pledges to get tough on middle-class cocaine users

    Sajid Javid pledges to get tough on middle-class cocaine users
    Pippa Crerar and Jamie Grierson
    The Guardian
    October 2nd, 2018

    Middle-class drug users who police chiefs have claimed are fuelling violent crime face a crackdown when the home secretary, Sajid Javid, launches a major review of drug misuse on Tuesday.

    Outlining its first serious violence strategy earlier this year, the government highlighted strong evidence that illicit drugs markets can drive sudden shifts in violence such as knife and gun crime.

    The Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, is among police chiefs who have criticised middle-class cocaine users who care about fair trade and organic food but are fuelling the drug trade.

    Cocaine was used by an estimated 875,000 people in 2017-18, according to the latest crime survey for England and Wales -- the highest number in a decade and a 15% year-on-year rise.

    In his speech to the Tory party conference in Birmingham, Javid will attempt to boost his leadership credentials with a tough message on drugs.
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    Seems like a good way to further turn the public against the drug war. Most people will go along with locking the disenfranchised up but there tune changes when it starts effecting people they know
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    It is, of course, the height of irony. There's probably a higher concentration of meth and especially cocaine in the Houses of Parliament than most other parts of the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CFC View Post
    It is, of course, the height of irony. There's probably a higher concentration of meth and especially cocaine in the Houses of Parliament than most other parts of the UK.
    Exactly. I refer you to this article:

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.i...321.html%3famp

    They're all so full of bullshit...

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