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Tough-on-drugs policy 'pointless'

Page last updated at 07:18 GMT, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 08:18 UK

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.

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