Government to ignore health expert advice on nitrous oxide and instead base drug laws on series 9 & 10 of Grange Hill

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Following the proposed ban on nitrous oxide, and it’s classification as a Class C drug, the government has rejected the advice of medical experts and insisted that it will rely instead on the plight of Samuel ‘Zammo’ Maguire from Grange Hill to inform policy.

Health experts have warned that criminalisation could lead to people refusing to seek medical help, however, the government insists it has no plans to change a policy that is based solely on Zammo’s descent into drug abuse.

Home Secretary Suella Braverman told MPs she considered nitrous oxide a drug that could be a gateway to addiction.

She said, “You only have to watch the opening credits of Grange Hill to see the kind of terrifying hallucinations that some drugs can induce.

“One second they are sat having what they think is a great time on so-called laughing gas, they next they are being attacked by a flying sausage.

“It may start off with a little metal canister, but all the evidence that I’ve made up suggests it will inevitably lead to other things like sniffing crack, regardless of what these lefty liberal doctors and all the experts tell you.”

Highlighting the government’s current drug policy, she added, “You don’t have to be part of the crowd, just be who you are and stand up proud.

“Say no, no just say no, just say no, no just say no.”

Mrs Braverman also pointed to Brookside’s Jimmy Corkhill as a prime example of the devastation that drugs can cause.

“Jimmy Corkhill’s addiction to drugs not only destroyed him, but also the people around him,” she said.

“Lyn Matthews – Dead! Tony Dixon – Dead!

“You can speak to your so-called experts who spend years carrying out studies into the effects of drugs on individuals and communities, but if you want the facts then you should look no further than Grange Hill and Brookside.

“If you want to get advice from Police officers and scientists then that’s fine, but I’ll be talking to Phil Redmond.”

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