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This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Same Old Same Old

The debate about the War on Drugs has settled into a stalemate akin to the World War I trenches. Educated opinion and street-level users all agree that drugs are here to stay. Most sensible politicians feel the same way. But just as happened in 1916 nobody can see any way out of the impasse, so the bloody and pointless struggle goes on.
Here's a good summary from the Independent.