I published Ewan's speech in full the other day, but he's now put it on You Tube. Please can you circulate this far and wide - it's so important to win this argument and get this policy implemented. Lives depend on it.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Video: Ewan Hoyle's speech proposing drugs policy motion at #ldconf
I have rarely been prouder of my party than I was late last Sunday afternoon when we passed new policy, championed by Glasgow's Ewan Hoyle, calling for the consideration of the Portuguese system whereby people arrested for possession of drugs aren't put through the criminal justice system, but helped with the issues that led them to drugs in the first place, whether that be mental health, poverty, poor housing, or family problems.