Pubdate: Tue, 01 Feb 2005
Source: Evening News (UK)
Copyright: 2005 Archant Regional
Author: Melissa Dawson
Cited: Legalise Cannabis Alliance


I write to you on two matters.  Firstly to congratulate the local
council for their opposition to the ID cards bill which sets out to
further erode our human rights.

Secondly, I would like to comment on the article "I have no respect
for the pro-cannabis argument" (Charles Clarke, Evening News January

It seems to me that when Mr Clarke says he will not talk with another
political party because he has "no respect" for them this reflects
more upon Charles Clarke's personality than it does the pro-cannabis

Mr Clarke recently replied to a letter I sent him expressing my
concerns about ID cards.  In this reply he basically told me that my
opposition to ID cards did not matter and that they were brought in
regardless of public opinion.

On both the ID and legalise cannabis issues, Mr Clarke gives the
impression of not having the slightest interest in the views of those
who he is employed to represent.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind him that his job is to
serve the people and not (as he seems to think) to rule over us.

I would also like to publicly ask Charles Clarke if (as he has no
respect for the pro-cannabis argument) he also has no respect for Ian
Gibson MP, who openly supports the legalise cannabis movement, and no
respect for the 1500 people who voted for the LCA in Norwich's last
general election?

Melissa Dawson

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