21 Dec 2011

Review Of 2011. Part One

From Christmas 2010 until April 2011Reverberating into the first days of 2011 were two key events. There was Bob Ainsworth's brave foray into the drugs debate in Westminster Hall. As an ex-drugs minister he joined the long line of individuals who have only felt able to speak the truth about the futile and disastrous "war on drugs" after they have left office. Nonetheless, his contribuition was welcome. James Brokenshire responded to the Westminster Hall debate with...

21 Dec 2011

2011 and all that

OK, it's nearly all over and time perhaps to look back over what was a truly eventful and - in a masochistic sort of way - a fun year. Well, if not "fun" it's certainly been interesting and something of an eye-opener. Rather than repeat my story here, the events of 2011 are laid out in all their glory over on UKCIA - a four part review of 2011 from my viewpoint. UKCIA review of 2011 - The...

19 Dec 2011

Reefer Madness

Produced by Theresa M. May Assistant Producer: Lord Oliver Henley Directed by James "Jimmy" P. Brokenshire Script by Melanie "Moaner" Phillips and the Rev. Peter Hitchens Make Up: Alan Johnson Key Grip: Jacqui Smith Best Boy: David Cameron Based on the novel "Cocaine Is Safer" by Charlie A. Rupert Walker WATCH HERE...

17 Dec 2011

Home Office Refuses FOI Request Concerning GW Pharma’s Cannabis Licence

The Home Office and GW Pharmaceuticals - Partners In CrimeThis may come as no surprise to those who already recognise the corrupt and unlawful relationship between the Home Office and GW Pharmaceuticals. You can track this FOI request and review all correspondence here. These are the Home Office's reasons:I have concluded that disclosing the information could damage the commercial interests of the GW Pharmaceuticals and also make them potential targets of criminal activity.Releasing the information you have requested...

16 Dec 2011

Christmas Pressies For Everyone!

Merry Christmas!The best Christmas presents are the ones that keep the kids quiet. You know: Lego, a train set, a jigsaw or some sort of puzzle. Well this year I've got an individual pressie for every CLEAR member and even those guests who pop in here unexpectedly. It'll provide you with hours of fun and it's good for your mind, body and soul. I suppose it is a sort of puzzle. There's no...

12 Dec 2011

Politics UK – This Is A Poll We Can Win!

UK Politician Of The YearI was surprised but very gratified to discover yesterday that I had been nominated in Politics UK's poll on UK politician of the year. My flabber is thoroughly gasted and my gob entirely smacked to see that I am now well in the lead. At the time of writing, I have 215 votes and my nearest rival, Alex Salmond of the SNP, has 111! As a politician what interests me about this...

11 Dec 2011

Election Fighting Fund

I had hoped to be standing in the forthcoming Feltham and Heston by-election. It's taking place next Thursday, on 15th December. It's a Labour safe seat and it looks as if they will win easily. So, in fact, it's probably good news that we didn't enter as I have seen no coverage of it at all - and that is all we have to gain from contesting a by-election. We cannot expect to win. The...