Policy Exchange proudly presents Policy Fight Club, a series of innovative and lively debates on current, contentious issues.
The concept behind Policy Fight Club is to bring together leading politicians, policy makers, journalists, and representatives from the voluntary and corporate sectors in an energetic debate with a panel for and against a motion.
The inaugural bout will be fought over whether it is time to legalise drugs.
In the red corner (legalisation)
Rt Hon Bob Ainsworth MP
Served at the Home Office from 2001-03 as Parliamentary Under-Secretary with responsibility for Drugs and Organised Crime.
Tom Lloyd QPM
Former Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Police and Law Enforcement Project Consultant at the International Drug Policy Consortium.
Professor Sir Ian Gilmore
Former President of the Royal College of Physicians.
In the blue corner (criminalisation)
Dr Hans-Christian Raabe
Former member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
Columnist, Mail on Sunday
Refereed by Blair Gibbs, Head of Crime & Justice.