“Legalise and regulate drugs” Bereaved mum, Times leader writer and former Ambassador will tell Conservative Party Conference

Media Advisory 30 Sept 2016


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“Legalise and regulate drugs” Bereaved mum, Times leader writer and former Ambassador will tell Conservative Party Conference

 

At a fringe event at Conservative Party Conference, ‘Conservatives Should Take Drugs - Seriously’, a panel of speakers will call on conference attendees to put government, not gangsters in charge of the supply of drugs.

 

Where: Fortissimo Room, Hyatt Regency, 2 Bridge St, Birmingham

When: 8.30 - 9.30am, Wednesday 5 Oct

 

Rose Humphries, Anyone’s Child Project, who lost two sons to heroin overdoses

“Bitter experience has taught us that the current drugs policy doesn’t work.  It didn’t protect my children and it probably won’t protect yours. If heroin had been legally regulated when my son relapsed he could have had easy access to a clinic with a safe dose and counselling.”

 

Phil Collins, columnist and chief leader writer, The Times

“The solution is not to return to the international drug wars of past decades, which proved unwinnable.  It is to move gradually towards legalised supply chains.”

 

Sir William Patey, former British Ambassador to Afghanistan

“For the sake of both Afghans and British citizens, senior politicians must take responsibility for the failings of global prohibition, and take control of the drug trade through legal regulation.”

 

ENDS

Contact:

Jane Slater, Coordinator Anyone’s Child, 07921 886 769 jane@tdpf.org.uk

Danny Kushlick, Head of External Affairs Transform, 07970 174 747 danny@tdpf.org.uk

 

Notes for editors

  1. Anyone’s Child: Families for Safer Drug Control is an international network of families whose lives have been wrecked by current drug laws and are now campaigning to change them. http://anyoneschild.org/

  2. Transform Drug Policy Foundation is a UK and Mexico based think tank campaigning for the legal regulation of drugs www.tdpf.org.uk

  3. This is a catered event. Bacon sandwiches will be available