Peter Hitchens, who has previously voiced that there is no such thing as addiction, has stated in a television debate on GB news that we’ve never really had a war on drugs yet. Furthermore Peter Hitchens added we simply haven’t been tough enough and most people are free to take drugs in the UK without the bother of the police. He added unlike Japan and Singapore, where drug laws upon the individual are usually excessively punitive.
It is worth noting, that although Peter Hitchens is a writer and researcher, he is far from an expert on drug addiction or drugs and their effect on society or an individual. He also is a contributor to the Mail on Sunday, which is known for sensational stories of outrage and moral panic.
You can watch the debate here between Peter Hitchens and David Badcock here:
David Badcock is the CEO of Drug Science that wants to tackle government drug policy by using science instead of moral concerns: https://www.drugscience.org.uk/