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John ‘Attack Dog’ Reid spins more Labour lies

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Apparently they [the Liberal Democrats] want to declassify not just cannabis but crack and heroin.

So said John Reid on Sky News yesterday. Which would be fine, if it were true. But it’s another blatant Labour lie.

The Liberal Democrats do not want to even change the class of cannabis. Nor do they want to declassify heroine or crack cocaine. They do want to downgrade ecstasy from Class A to B. But, and I can’t stress this enough, they do not want to declassify any of the above. This is another case of Labour openly lying.

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