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    Musicians and MPs call on Home Office to reconsider “shortsighted and dangerous” festival drug checking policy

    Artists, music industry groups and more than 30 MPs are urging the government to reconsider the Home Office’s short notice “disastrous decision” to implement a licensing requirement for drug-checking services at UK festivals.

    Musicians Fatboy Slim, Billy Bragg and Metronomy’s Olugbenga Adelekan have teamed up with NTIA CEO Mike Kill and Sacha Lord, Parklife founder and Manchester’s Nighttime Economy Adviser, and 31 MPs, including three Tories, to write to Home Secretary Suella Braverman, imploring her to allow upcoming festivals to host onsite drug-checking services for confiscated and surrendered substances, the Guardian reports. The letter calls the decision “shortsighted and dangerous” as drug-checking services at…

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