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Old 07-07-2023, 02:48 PM #201
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Criminalising the users only exacerbates the issues (this is proven), the focus needs to be on the dealers (as in the high-profit, high-level drug trade, not the local corner dealer who are ten a penny) and also on the socioeconomic factors contributing to "junkie culture".

Arresting or charging a heroin addict for heroin possession is a complete waste of time and resources. It achieves literally nothing.
hopefully the police know who the junkies are and dont arrest them - im pretty sure that goes on
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hopefully the police know who the junkies are and dont arrest them - im pretty sure that goes on
It does and that's what I meant on the other page - possession already basically is decriminalised. Police aren't going to arrest someone carrying a "little bit" of any class A drug that's clearly for them to use themselves. If they're carrying a sack of it and obviously intending to supply/sell then yes.

Even then though I still say the resources should be going towards tackling it properly at the top level - the big distributors in the cities, the van-loads being ferried out to other towns. Or better yet... the boats before it even gets into the country, because it's not being grown in a Glasgow high-rise.

And again of course, happy kids from happy homes don't end up on smack. So there's that.
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It does and that's what I meant on the other page - possession already basically is decriminalised. Police aren't going to arrest someone carrying a "little bit" of any class A drug that's clearly for them to use themselves. If they're carrying a sack of it and obviously intending to supply/sell then yes.

Even then though I still say the resources should be going towards tackling it properly at the top level - the big distributors in the cities, the van-loads being ferried out to other towns. Or better yet... the boats before it even gets into the country, because it's not being grown in a Glasgow high-rise.

And again of course, happy kids from happy homes don't end up on smack. So there's that.
we cant stop boats of humans coming over from France in broad daylight!
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The tweet is disingenuous with current events in looking at these as "pro and anti UK votes" ... it currently can't be taken as that at all. I for example still broadly and ideologically support Scottish independence. I can't currently in good conscience vote SNP.
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Nicola Sturgeon has been slammed for expensing a gratuitous farewell tour after she announced her intention to resign as First Minister of Scotland.

Following her surprise announcement, which came just weeks before it emerged the Scottish police fraud squad was investigating the SNP, Ms Sturgeon embarked on a goodbye tour of TV studios, including Loose Women.

It has now emerged Ms Sturgeon billed the taxpayer both for a business class flight and a hotel room costing more than £500 per night.

The luxury trip was booked despite rules saying ministers must make "cost-effective travel arrangements" and must be "consistent with ministers' commitment to reduce emissions".

That same night, one of Ms Sturgeon's ministers also paid a visit to London but managed to find accommodation for less than a fifth the price of his boss's £515 room.

Scottish Tory MSP Annie Wells said taxpayers will find the revelations "utterly galling".

She said: "The former First Minister should have set an example and kept costs of her trip - which included another visit to appear on Loose Women - to a minimum.

"The fact that she also thought it appropriate to take a short and costly business class flight to London also flies in the face of her repeatedly asking the Scottish public to do their bit to tackle the climate emergency while in high office."

The Taxpayers' Alliance's Jonathan Eida said: "Brits who are having to scrimp and save will not look kindly this flight of fancy".

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Yes, that is a Great deal of Good tree's
going to waste
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[Robin Harper quits Scottish Greens as party has 'lost the plot']

Yes,
LT does not look Good for SNP/Green coalition
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Has wee Nic and her dodgy hubby been charged yet?


Its all gone oooh so quiet
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cant even tell the basics of truth

this is what is fundamentally wrong - he knows and she knows what she is saying is simply untrue

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Angus MacNeil: SNP MP announces expulsion
from party after chief whip row





[MP Angus MacNeil has announced
he has been expelled from the SNP after
he was suspended from its
Westminster group last month.

The Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Western Isles) MP
had been suspended after reportedly clashing
with party chief whip Brendan O'Hara.
The SNP conduct committee met on
Thursday after he refused to rejoin
the group at the end of his suspension.

The BBC has approached the
SNP for comment on Mr MacNeil's
announcement.]
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This is back in 2017 Feb

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[Now Survation Polling says this:

SNP – 37%
Scottish Labour – 35%

Conservatives – 17%
LibDems – 6%]

https://order-order.com/2023/08/23/l...-to-survation/

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[Now Survation Polling says this:

SNP – 37%
Scottish Labour – 35%

Conservatives – 17%
LibDems – 6%]

https://order-order.com/2023/08/23/l...-to-survation/
The poll results come just over a month before what’s seen as a crucial by-
election in Rutherglen and Hamilton West, on the outskirts of Glasgow. But as
one veteran nationalist said: “Folks sense that the skids are under the SNP.”

Labour is pouring activists into the battle, with almost 200 taking part
recently in a mass canvass. Starmer has visited twice, sharing a platform
with Anas Sarwar, his Scottish leader, and a series of shadow cabinet
members will be campaigning there shortly. Former senior party strategist
and spin maestro Peter, now Lord, Mandelson, has also made the trip north.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/202...al-armageddon/
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Any news on the missing 600k
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just a nasty piece of work

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