Druglink article 2010 – An arc of triumph? by Harry Shapiro

Drugs is an issue the government generally likes to side-step at election time. It’s a complex subject mired in pitfalls and booby traps. There are easier ways to score political points. But how is drug policy regarded at the highest political levels? Looking at what goes on between ministers and their political advisers since the 1980s, it is just about possible to trace what might be called an ‘arc of engagement’ around drug policy

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