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Positive thoughts for the holidays and media “silly season”

Lord Hylton

All too often, aggressors and those who want to establish illegal “facts on the ground” take advantage of the month of August, hoping that their misdeeds may escape notice. Against this background I will try to outline some positive thoughts, which might germinate during this time: 1:  Stop the execution of juvenile offenders: Young people…

Alcohol Licensing,Price and Availability

Lord Soley

We were continuing the debate on the Police Bill yesterday and had an important group of amendments on availability and effects of alcohol. It is a difficult policy area. Alcohol is an socially accepted but powerful drug regularly used by most people in our society. We are rightly worried about the dramatically increased number of…