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Shattering the Drugs Consensus

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Prohibition of drugs has not only failed in its own terms – it has actually been counterproductive, criminalising large sections of disadvantaged communities while making it more difficult to successfully implement harm reduction measures. At…

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July 16th Evening: The Recession Diaries

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Retraining is all the political rage. To deal with rising unemployment and slowing job creation, the opposition parties are demanding a programme of retraining – in particular, those being laid off in the construction sector….

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How Could They Tell?

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The British Police Respect Tradition!! I am not in the habit of reading the rubbish Catalan newspapers with their improper language, but a story in a local newspaper in Lleida catch my eye because is…

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Census 1991: 15 Years On

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…thus the main factors driving this strong growth performance relate to the consolidation of a strong competitive position in an increasingly global international market augmented by a sizeable expansion in the supply of labour. Furthermore,…

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Something Must be Done …

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… is the catchphrase of politicians in the wake of each new crime headline. The ‘something’ which must be done generally involves creating ‘new’ crimes in legislation, imposing mandatory or minimum sentences for existing crimes,…

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