|Peter Hitchens in debate with Dr Axel Klein - ‘Why do we need laws against drugs?’|
Peter Hitchens is an award-winning, British columnist and author, noted for his traditionalist conservative stance. He has published five books, including The Abolition of Britain, A Brief History of Crime, The Broken Compass and The Rage Against God. Hitchens writes for The Mail on Sunday newspaper. As a former resident correspondent in Moscow and Washington, Hitchens continues to work as an occasional foreign reporter, and appears frequently on television and radio.
Dr Axel Klein is an expert on the legislative and political frameworks that have been set up in the UK and internationally, to control how people use ‘mind-altering’ substances. He has worked with UN and EU agencies in more than 30 countries including Afghanistan, Cambodia and Jamaica. He is a lecturer in the Anthropology of Conflict, Criminal Justice and Policy at the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research.
Norman Baker MP is the Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport