Today, we hear: ‘Boris Johnson says he is “instinctively” opposed to drug consumption rooms, which the Scottish government wants to introduce.’
Johnson is a Classics graduate and former journalist.
In April and often before, we heard Scottish Labour leader say that it was ‘common sense’ not to send patients from hospitals back into care homes. Ignoring the evidence that such discharges caused no outbreaks, may have improved infection control in homes and that agency staff were, inadvertently, responsible for the outbreaks, he kept repeating his mantra.
Sarwar is a dentist and politician.
Johnson’s views fly in the face of the evidence:
The largest review ever undertaken, of 349 research studies, from across the globe though mostly in Europe, carried out by the Centre for Criminology at the University in South Wales in 2017, found that ‘safe’ or ‘supervised’ injection rooms significantly reduced drug-related harms, dramatically cut mortality and offered a range of benefits for the wider population, in terms of reduced crime, nuisance in public spaces, violence and trafficking.https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2019-01/180320atisn12038doc2_0.pdf
But Boris Johnson thinks differently.