A BLITZ on illegal drugs is long overdue.
New stats show this vile trade is linked to half of all burglaries and violent robberies.
PAPriti Patel will be a key player in this new assault on drugs so it is good to see Boris throwing his support behind her[/caption]
Most of this crime is driven by just 300,000 heroin and crack cocaine users whose lives have been blighted by their addiction.
Drugs trafficking wrecks communities up and down the country, from inner cities to vast rural areas.
Levelling up Britain can’t begin without tackling it.
Yet as Boris Johnson says in our interview today: ‘’It’s been a long time since the Government said drugs are bad and dangerous.
“It’s time we did something about it.’’
The PM’s wide-ranging crackdown is a welcome rejection of defeatist talk of decriminalisation.
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But bold words without actions will not do.
Boris must take on the notorious county line gangs and liberal middle-class casual users who fuel demand.
Home Secretary Priti Patel will be a key player in this new assault so it is good to see Boris throwing his support behind her.
A ten-year war on drugs sounds impressive, but voters will expect results well before the next election.
The Tories have currently lost their reputation as the party of low taxes.
It’s time to show they are the party of law and order.
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