The great class A drugs sale – how prices have tumbled under Labour

By 0utrider · Mar 9, 2008 · ·
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  1. ~lostgurl~
    Drug price fall 'shocking' (Britain)

    Drug price fall 'shocking'

    March 10, 2008
    NZ Herald

    LONDON - Street prices for class A drugs in Britain have halved since Labour came to power, dropping almost every year since 1997, Government figures confirm.

    Newly released statistics show that heroin cost as little as £40 ($100) a gram in 2007, just over half the price it was 10 years ago. Cocaine was £45 a gram, down from £71.

    The shadow home affairs minister, James Brokenshire, says the figures show "10 years of failure" of Government drug policies. "The figures are startling and shocking and show the reality of drug use in Britain. It's an indictment of Government strategy over the last decade. Sadly, there is not much prospect of improvement," he said.

  2. entheogensmurf
    Re: Drug price fall 'shocking' (Britain)

    I wonder why it would be shocking. It seems to be more of a slap in the face and a helpful realization.

    Silly heroine users :)

    I'd like to see the average costs to produce an gram from 10 years ago compared to now. Assuming they are producing the drug in bulk.
  3. enquirewithin
    Re: Drug price fall 'shocking' (Britain)

    The Conservatives would have done no better. They too would have sent troops to Afghanistan and would have pursued hopeless punitive drug policies.
  4. Sippin40oz
    Lol the only good to have come out of a Labour government is lower drug prices!! They should put that on their party ads! 'lowering drug prices since 1997!' :eek:)
  5. lulz
    These figures are just evidence of market forces at work. As long as drugs are both widely popular and totally illegal, the profit margins are going to attract an endless supply of entrepreneurs who get better and better at what they do over time.

    But since this is bizarro world, politicians in the opposition will most likely take the populist route and use these figures as evidence that the government needs to crack down even harder on drugs. :thumbsdown:
  6. Sippin40oz
    Thats probably true to be honest... The funny thing is that this is proof that criminalisation doesnt work and that whatever they do drugs are never going to go away! :laugh:
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