Julian Critchley argues all drugs should be made legal
Britain's policy of being tough on drugs is "pointless", says a former civil servant who once ran the Cabinet's anti-drugs unit.
Julian Critchley now believes the best way to reduce the harm to society from drugs would be to legalise them.
Mr Critchley, who worked with ex-Labour drug tsar Keith Hellawell, said many he had worked alongside felt the same.
They publicly backed government policy but privately believed it was not doing any good, he said.