Everyone expects the Lib Dems to come up with some rather whacky policy ideas, but there is a difference between whacky and damn right naive and dangerous and during their conference the Lib Dems reaffirmed they are the latter. The North West's Lib Dem MEP has called for all drugs to be legalised, with heroin, cocaine and ecstasy to be sold over the counter in local chemists.
I have found syringes discarded in Chester's streets; spoken to parents who fear that their children have too easy access to drugs already and have seen the devastation addiction can bring to a whole family, not just the drug user. 80% of theft is to feed a drug habit and that will still be the case even if the sale was legalised.
We need to protect people from the dangers of drugs, not make it easy for them to get hooked. Easy access to drugs is not part of the solution; it is part of the cause. This just goes to show that despite their rhetoric, the Lib Dems are as daft and as dangerous as ever.