PUB LTE: AN APPALLING RESPONSE TO DEBATE ON CANNABIS
Source: Evening News, Norwich, Uk
Pub date: Friday, January 28, 2005
Author: Alun Buffry, Legalise Cannabis Alliance
Cited: Legalise Cannabis Alliance - Challenge http://www.lca-uk.org/challengeintro.php
AN APPALLING RESPONSE TO DEBATE ON CANNABIS
Home Secretary and Norwich South MP Charles Clarke says he has "no respect" for the Legalise Cannabis Alliance, in reply to the invitation to him to speak to his constituents at the UEA.
It is appalling that our elected MP cannot come into his own constituency to speak about government policy on cannabis - note the LCA invited him to speak to an open audience, rather than debate with us or to listen to us.
What is even more appalling is that the alliance has not received a reply at all from Mr Clarke, regarding the invitation, and it is left to the Evening News to get an answer.
Perhaps not surprising when one realises that last year it took the Home Office more than eight months to even acknowledge receipt of the LCA's "Challenge" (at that time, simply a challenge to talk to us).
Mr Clarke said in the Evening news "I have no respect for the pro cannabis argument, I am pretty sure I have replied."
Well, I can assure readers that no reply has been received by the LCA. Maybe Mr Clarke is suffering from an overactive imagination or short term memory loss.