The calls for a review of drugs law are becoming more numerous and from a wide political spectrum, as this post on conservativehome by Bruce Anderson demonstrates. The more the momentum develops, the more difficult it becomes for government to continue adopting a Nelsonian stance on the issue.
I have also previously commented on calls for a review of the law on prostitution. I was struck by a comment of Baroness Trumpington. Having become a star on YouTube, the 89-year-old, who worked in Bletchley Park during the war, was interviewed for the latest issue of The House Magazine. She said she was determined to see, for health reasons, the legalisation of brothels. “We’re crazy not to”, she said, adding: “I went round one in Singapore, though it was very hard to tell which was the man and which the woman.”