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Fireworks being set off to let people know there are drugs available, MP claims


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An MP has claimed fireworks are being set off as a signal “for drugs being dropped” in his constituency.

Robbie Moore, Conservative MP for Keighley, West Yorkshire, told the Commons his constituents are having to put up with fireworks being set off late at night.

He said some have suggested the fireworks could often be a signal that drugs are available in the area.

“Although Bonfire Night is fast approaching, many of my constituents are plagued by fireworks being let off for all hours of the night throughout the calendar year,” he said.

“I have even had it reiterated to me that this is often used as a signal for drugs being dropped.

“May we have an urgent debate in government time to discuss the licensing provisions around the sale of fireworks and have a frank discussion around how local enforcement can clamp down on this anti-social behaviour?”

Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg is seen at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, England, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Image: Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said he does not approve of taking away life’s pleasures

Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg said he disagreed and the government should not take away life pleasures, such as fireworks.

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He said: “Unfortunately, I am going to find myself in disagreement with him.

“I think fireworks are a little bit of harmless fun, people enjoy them and we shouldn’t take every enjoyment out of people’s lives with endless licensing and regulations.

“On this side of the House we are meant to be cautious about excessive regulation and power to more bureaucracy.

“I am afraid I am unsympathetic to his request.”

 Sky News

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