UK Libertarian Alliance KASSes Again!

Lindsay Perigo's picture
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-03-31 00:28


The Libertarian Alliance, the radical free market and civil
liberties policy institute, today calls on the Crown Prosecution
Service to drop its investigation into the private life of the
well-known fashion model Kate Moss. Miss Moss could be charged with
possession of cocaine. If convicted, she could in theory go to
prison for seven years and face an unlimited fine.

Libertarian Alliance Director, Dr Sean Gabb, says:

"If Kate Moss wants to sniff cocaine - not that I would for a moment
claim she does - that is her right. It is monstrous that there
should be laws against the use of mood-altering substances.

"It is also a waste of our tax money and a symptom of the gloating
contempt in which we are held, when the authorities decide to spend
six months investigating this non-crime while real crimes go
unpunished and even uninvestigated.

"The Libertarian Alliance offers Miss Moss its full support, and
encourages her to continue her firm and dignified refusal to
cooperate with the authorities.

"Her struggle is our struggle."

The Libertarian Alliance believes:

* That there should be no laws to control the development,
manufacture, possession, advertising, sale or use by adults of any
pharmaceutical or mood-altering substance;

* That, for the achievement of the above, the Misuse of Drugs Act
1971 and all similar legislation should be immediately repealed;

* That, for the achievement of the above, the Drug Trafficking
Offences Act 1986, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and all other
laws regarding "money laundering", should be immediately repealed;

* That, for the achievement of the above, the Medicines Act 1968
should be immediately repealed, together with all other laws that
regulate what and how pharmaceutical substances may be sold;

* That all agencies of inspection and control set up to implement
the above laws should be immediately abolished, and that their
records be destroyed;

* That all investigatory powers given to the authorities for the
prosecution of offences under the above laws should be immediately

* That all persons found guilty under the above laws should be
pardoned and where appropriate compensated;

* That, without any increase in the burden of taxes elsewhere, the
excise duties on tobacco and alcohol should be reduced to match the
lowest level in any of the other 24 member states of the European

* That all the police officers and Crown Prosecution Service lawyers
who ordered the investigation of Kate Moss and her alleged taking of
cocaine should be dismissed from their jobs


Note(Drunk to Editors

Dr Sean Gabb is the Director of the Libertarian Alliance and edits
its journal Free Life. His latest book, Smoking, Class and the
Legitimation of Power, is available at Amazon. His other books are
available from Hampden Press at

Obituaries already published of Dr Tame can be found in The
Independent and in Free Life Commentary.

He can be contacted for further comment on 07956 472 199 or by email

Spot on

Kenny's picture

It is a sad reflection of the British media that the LA does not get the coverage that it merits.

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