Articles by: Tom Hendriks

Liberty

It’s prohibition that causes “drug related
deaths” by creating a dangerous,
unregulated market

This article was published a day before a review by Islington Council revoked Fabric nightclub’s licence following the drug-related deaths of two teenagers. A response to the ruling is included below. Last year I wrote for the CfL blog on the folly of the Psychoactive Substances Bill, and its moralistic, vague attack on the recreational […]

by × September 5, 2016 ×

Health & Environment, Law & Order

‘Legal high’ ban risks dragging us into a positive system of law

‘Legal high’ ban risks dragging us into a
positive system of law

Filling minutes of otherwise dead air to scare parents at the end of news broadcasts, the mythical legal high menace rears its head every other day, it seems. Now, the Government seeks to put an end to it once and for all with its blanket ban promise. Alas, it is an […]

by × May 29, 2015 ×

Constitution, Europe

Nine reasons the Human Rights Act’s demise is not a catastrophe

Nine reasons the Human Rights Act’s
demise is not a catastrophe

I think I must be allergic to elevated levels of hysterical political chatter – lately it’s been making me break out in increasing expressions of my viewpoint. Causing nasty irritation today – the Human Rights Act. Here are nine points essential to the debate. 1. The Human Rights Act is […]

by × May 14, 2015 ×