Nick Clegg launches campaign to persuade EU leaders to back reform of drug laws

Former Lib Dem leader hopes to build support for new approach at 2016 UN meeting
The Independent (UK)
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Nick Clegg is launching a campaign to persuade EU leaders to back global reform of drugs laws, warning that the current punitive approach has failed to curb the multibillion trade in illicit substances and has criminalised millions of young people. Writing in The Independent, the former Deputy Prime Minister says: “We are, without doubt, losing the war on drugs.” Mr Clegg is to urge European leaders to make the case for a new global approach to drug use at a United Nations meeting next year.