13 Dec Write To Your MP About The Drugs Inquiry

Use this template letter to write to your MP and
put him/her on the spot to do something about it.

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All you have to do then is click on their name and you will get their postal and email address.

Please copy and paste this message, edit it as you wish, add your own ideas, tell it as you feel – please send it!

Send it as an email or print it out and post it. Make sure you add your address so that it is clearly from a constituent. This is the most powerful weapon you have.

Dear [insert MP’s name],

I am writing to you as my MP and I want you to help me.

I am dismayed that David Cameron dismissed the recent HASC drugs inquiry report out of hand and then the next day admitted he hadn’t even read it!

What is the point of expensive inquiries like this and Leveson if the government is just going to do whatever it wants anyway? Particularly on drugs policy it seems the government prefers to ignore or even sack its expert advisors if it doesn’t like what they say. I believe the National Audit Office and the Public Accounts committee have both said that drugs policy is based on ministers’ opinions and not evidence. This just isn’t good enough.

I’m also quite shocked that Ed Miliband and the Labour party have ignored the report. It seems all politicians are just too scared of what the Daily Mail might say and run away from this issue.

I see the consequences of our disastrous drugs policy every day with street crime by addicts and sick and disabled people refused access to the medicinal cannabis they need. All of you just seem to abandon any responsibility for dealing with this issue properly and Cameron says the policy is working when it costs us nearly £20 billion each year? It’s a joke!

Like most voters I am sick of being taken for a fool. All the evidence is that the war on drugs is a failure and causes far more harm than it prevents. I think that because you all run away from it, you’re also losing respect even faster than before. It is shameful the way this isn’t being dealt with properly.

Please will you tell me exactly what you will do to make sure this issue is properly addressed? I think the HASC report should be implemented in full. It seems the very minimum we should do.

Yours sincerely,

[your name]

[your address]