Friday, June 5, 2020

Neil McKeganey

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Director of the Centre for Drug Misuse Research in Glasgow and former Government drug policy advisor.

Why I shed no tears for these drug legalisers

THERE has been shrieking commentary in the press following the resignation of Professor Alex Stevens from the UK’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of...

Dopey logic of a legaliser

IN a recent article in the Times, the Economist policy editor Emma Duncan breathlessly recounts her dalliance some 20 years ago with cocaine, concluding...

Drugs treatment training? No, a love-in for legalisers

A conference which is widely attended by drug treatment staff in England and Wales is fast becoming an exercise in drug legalisation propaganda. The...

Centre for Policy Studies goes out of its mind on drugs

Oh dear, the Centre for Policy Studies has gone all soft on drugs. In a witless and ill-informed article on drugs policy, Hannah Bettsworth,...

Drug abuse is a crime issue, not a health issue

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner is on a mission to legalise drugs within his area. Last year his office organised a meeting...

Neil McKeganey: Good sense kills the not-so-safe injecting centre

Last week Scotland’s leading law officer, the Lord Advocate, brought a shuddering halt to a proposal from Glasgow City Council to develop a safe...

Dr Neil McKeganey: We can no longer hide the full horror of our drugs epidemic

Anyone viewing the recent photographs from the North Wales Daily Post newspaper of the inside of Wrexham Bus Station here and here will be shocked...

Neil McKeganey: Expert drug advisers turn a blind eye to the dire failings of the methadone programme

The UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs has given the UK’s national methadone programme a bullish seal of approval – it’s not...

Dr Neil McKeganey: Four jumbo jets packed with youngsters crashing every year. The true toll of the so-called drugs war

I spoke last weekend at a conference on recovery from drug addiction in the picturesque beauty of Henley on Thames. Two of the other...

Neil McKeganey: The so-called Global Drugs Commission is a front for legalisation

The loftily entitled Global Commission on Drugs has just released a new report, “Taking Control: Drug Policies that Work”, which has garnered disproportionate media...

Neil McKeganey: Time for tough action over legal highs. The CSJ is right to take ministers to task

The Centre for Social Justice has just produced a report “Ambitious for Recovery” on how well the UK is doing in tackling its drugs...

Neil McKeganey: We are winning the war on drugs. Don’t let Clegg lose it

When senior politicians and political parties are on the skids you can be sure that they will grab every headline going in an attempt...

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