Pubdate: Mon, 13 Oct 2003
Source: Evening News (UK)
Copyright: 2003 Archant Regional
Author: Alun Buffry, Legalise Cannabis Alliance
Bookmark: (Cannabis - United Kingdom)


In his attempt to justify the Government's U-turn on university
students "top-up" fees, Charles Clarke said in an interview in
Bournemouth that he considered it unfair that lorry drivers should
have to pay to produce barristers, and that graduates would in the
future earn enough to repay their education-incurred debts.

I wonder whether Mr Clarke and his colleagues would now consider
making an equivalent donation back into the public purse that provided
grants for their own university education.

Members of Parliament also earn far more than lorry

Students are already leaving college with debts of well over UKP
10,000 (UKP). What a gift from the country that one day they may
participate in running?

I believe that education should be provided free to everyone.  If they
earn more later, they will pay more tax.

To those who would ask where the money to provide free education would
come from, the answer, to me and many others, is painstakingly obvious.

Legalisation of cannabis which would bring separation from crime and
hard drugs,  taxation on profits - saving billions annually presently
spent arresting and punishing victimless cannabis users;  less
alienation of such a huge proportion of people that the present regime
criminalise; greater use of cheaper natural hemp resources for paper,
fuel and energy; increase in employment and general improvement in the
environment and public health.

Alun Buffry, Legalise Cannabis Alliance

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