01 Mar The Daily Mail Uses Terrorism To Promote Its Bizarre Ideology.

Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg. The UK’s Most Progressive Politician on Drugs Policy.

The Mail on Sunday (1st March) screams:

“The Lib Dem leader risks provoking outrage this week when he joins Sir Richard Branson to put the case for removing all criminal sanctions for possessing cannabis – including skunk, its most potent form.”

Daily Mail
Mail on Sunday, 1st March 2015

The only thing that keeps this terrorising message about cannabis off its front page is Jihadi John. The Daily Mail and Jihadi John share the same ideas in how to persuade people to their bizarre and distorted world view.

In fact, elsewhere in the Mail, as well as in its terrorist allies in Fleet Street, cannabis and Jihadi John are conflated. Apparently, he used to smoke ‘high strength ‘skunk’ cannabis’. Of course! That explains it all then.

The Mail wants us to believe that cannabis causes terrorism, as well as psychosis, mad axe murderers, destroys the economy and makes normally happy, hard working people turn instantly into demented gibbering wrecks.

The Daily Mail is about as accurate on cannabis as Jihadi John is on good and evil.

Charles Walker MP, the habitual deceiver on evidence about cannabis, is at it again – and he’s a terrorist too.

“…the drugs are seven or eight times more powerful now.”

Charles Walker MP. Crazy Claims About Cannabis.

Charles Walker MP. Crazy Claims About Cannabis.

What is this lie designed to achieve? It’s intended to terrorise people, parents in particular, with ridiculous exaggeration that has no evidence to back it up at all.

Maybe if we had more honesty from politicians and newspapers we’d have less terrorism all round? We’d certainly be better able to protect people from the dangers caused by the ‘war on drugs’. Also, young people might start to believe what we say about extremist ideologies rather than concluding that they can’t believe anything said by numbskull liars like Charles Walker or publisher liars like the Daily Mail.

Peter Reynolds