In the above report, more than a year ago, Annie Wells said:
The SNP has had control over health and justice for 12 years, yet hasn’t managed to bring in anything that comes close to dealing with this problem. As these figures show, whatever drugs strategies it has adopted have only made things worse. What more evidence do we need that this SNP government has failed every single one of these vulnerable people who’ve lost their lives to ruinous drug addiction.
In November of that year the Scottish Affairs Committee, cross-party but chaired by the SNP called for a radical re-think of current drugs policy. The recommendations included decriminalising drugs for personal use, introducing safe consumption rooms and making drug deaths a public health emergency.
All has been rejected in favour of the retention of the old ‘war on drugs’ approach.
Annie Wells must be interviewed today by BBC Scotland. Will they?