Fentanyl In Hull: Deadlier Than Heroin | Drugs Map Of Britain

Fentanyl In Hull: Deadlier Than Heroin | Drugs Map Of Britain


It is just like,
just like heroin, yeah. But ten times stronger.
Yeah, it’s really strong. In the last six months, I must have lost a good
12-14 friends on fentanyl. It’s too dangerous. Everybody
seems to be going over on it. I overdosed. I said, “Look,
I’m never doing that again”. The next day, I was,
I was bang right back at it, do you know what I mean? Fentanyl is taking the opioid
epidemic to a new level of urgency. America is in the midst of declaring
a state of national emergency in response to their
current opioid crisis. One of the key drivers of this
is a powerful synthetic painkiller called fentanyl. The substance has now been linked to a recent spike
in overdoses on UK soil. The majority of these cases
have been found in Yorkshire and the Humber. We travelled to Hull to meet those
affected by this lethal drug. Say on a scale of one to ten, heroin’s a 2
and fentanyl’s like an 11. It’s like… It’s like going
from being slapped with a pillow to hit by a train,
do you know what I mean? I reckon… I reckon we’re just a small… ..percentage of what… what it actually is. It will be here, there
and everywhere. It won’t just be a small amount
here and now, and then it’s gone. My dad passed away.
My mam passed away. My nan and grandad, like,
they left me. They moved to Scarborough, so… I’ve been on my own since. Why do you think they left? I don’t know, to be honest.
I was only a kid. They didn’t really do much wrong. When you’re a kid and you’ve
got no rules, a lot of things what you shouldn’t
do or shouldn’t have done, you start doing,
do you know what I mean? And… I don’t know.
It just gets worse from there. The National Crime Agency says that
60 people have died in the UK in the past eight months after taking the
painkilling drug fentanyl. It’s 50 times more potent
than heroin and is the drug that was linked to
the death of the rock star Prince. About six months ago, right,
I actually come across it, not looking for it and not
realising, but I tried it, and it-it blew my
head off, to be fair. Like I said, it’s just
so strong, honestly. It’s really, really strong. Quite recently, a lot of people
think it’s gone for good and think they
can’t find it but it’s, like… I know where it’s coming from.
I know where it is. I know how to get it.
Not everyone does any more. But, yeah, yeah, it’s still there. Is it still out on the street? Yeah, definitely.
It’s still on the street. It’s definitely out there, yeah.
Definitely still out there. Yeah, definitely. 100%. I’ve lost a lot of good mates
to it this year. Yeah, it’s not, it’s not good.
It’s dangerous. Seven or eight of my friends
are dead already. It’s dangerous. And so were people
worried when it first came in? And what were you excited about? Do you think the dealers worry
about killing people? Back in February, I became aware
of what I felt were an increased numbers of
potential drug-related deaths. It was probably the end of March, we started getting some of the
toxicology results coming back in, where these drugs,
which were new to me, were getting named
in the toxicology reports. Now, we’re probably looking at
about a third, very crudely, about a third from those reported have come back with fentanyl,
carfentanyl. Yeah. Yeah. It’s only Luke. Can I meet you for one of each? Does it look the same as heroin? Yeah, but slightly… Like, a different colour brown and it’s got a slight red tint
to it when you cook it up. That’s fentanyl on this foil. I used to smoke it, like him. Once you try it the other way,
then it don’t compare. It’s not the same. Smoking, it’s more… It creeps up on you more, I suppose. Like, it takes time to get your,
your buzz, whereas injecting, it’s instant, straightaway, so… It’s not that I’ve stopped caring,
but… I’ve given up…given up a bit. And I think to myself,
at the end of the day, like… if I weren’t here, if I did die,
then, I don’t know, just… I wouldn’t have to worry
about anything any more. Like, I am ashamed of what I do,
but, at the same time, I feel like I can’t stop. I won’t need any more for… ..say, 6-12 hours. So I won’t rattle, I’ll feel fine. Like, the main buzz,
I’d say, lasts about… 20 minutes, if you’re proper smashed
and you’re on, like, a big hit, to a couple of hours. Feeling…itchy, though. Just really itchy. Fentanyl is a CNS depressant. Essentially what happens is that you
get the respiratory depression, you get the sedation,
you get the drowsiness… and the next thing you know,
their colour will begin to change. They turn blue. The blood pressure
will begin to drop. The pulse will begin to drop. And they have difficulty
breathing on their own and managing their own
cardiovascular system. You get the people who, because
of their length of use, they’ve been using drugs
for so long, and have developed high tolerance
to whatever it is that they’re using regularly, they want that additional buzz
of something else. I still feel it, don’t get me wrong. But if that was heroin,
I would have got, like, a tiny amount of that feeling
and then, like, that would have been it,
do you know what I mean? So… I was an heroin addict and I went
to score a bag off somebody. They never told us
that fentanyl was in it. We took it. I walked round the corner
and I collapsed and my face hit the pavement. I nearly died. There is a cohort of vulnerable drug
users out there who, on a daily basis,
will find funds from somewhere, go and buy drugs, take drugs. And as we found recently,
people are literally dying, taking what they’ve been taking. Excuse me? Couldn’t ask you
a favour, could I? Erm, like, I’m homeless
on the street, yeah? I’m literally just trying to get
some change together for some food. I don’t suppose you could help me,
could you, please? Thank you. It’s been a bit rough this year. Erm, I’ve been staying
in a few doorways, but I’ve got myself
a sleeping bag now, so… I’m laughing. I just need to get
a couple of quid together so I can go get some fenny and that. Couldn’t ask you a favour, could I? I don’t… I’m homeless
on the street, yeah? I’m literally just trying to get
some change for something to eat. I don’t suppose…?
I ain’t got any money on me. Now we’re aware of what’s out there,
we are asking more questions and we are trying to work
with our intelligence team or to ask who’s bringing
these drugs in. When you look at routes
into any system now, when you look at, say,
the World Wide Web, when you look at where Hull is
placed, on the end of the A63, M62, it’s easy to come to. People have been going to areas of
Hull where they felt they will get, in their view,
the better quality drugs, referred to as “the strong stuff”
or “the better gear”. After a swift response
from the National Crime Agency that resulted in a number
of operations across the UK, the availability of fentanyl in Hull seemed to have dropped off
considerably. Yo! Yes, Stan.
Yes, Mac. In spite of this, Luke was still able to find a dealer
that could sell him the drug. You all right? I don’t know the original source,
no, but like we’ve said, there’s three main people, three
main people in Hull who are… who are doing it,
who are getting it. It’s like there’s a, it’s like
there’s a secret underworld going on, do you know what I mean?
People don’t, people don’t see it. Who I’m going to ring, they didn’t have it,
whereas they’ve got it now. Yo, easy, Johnny, Ryan,
can I meet you for one of each? Yeah, man, same place, yeah? Yeah, all right, I’ll be there
in two minutes. Cheers, my man. Boom! Sorted. Let’s have a look, then. How far along are you now?
Three months. Yeah? So you don’t know if
it’s a boy or a girl yet, do you? No. No. What do you want? Girl. Girl. I had a little girl. Did you? Yeah, yeah.
She’s cute, innit? Yeah? Yeah, man. Do you know what,
honestly, though, I’m proud of you and that. So next time you have the next scan
photo and it’s a boy, you’ll have to show me, won’t you?
Yeah, I will. Yeah, man. Here, give us a squeeze.
Anyway, I’m going to chip you. All right, see you later.
Look after yourself. My little girl ain’t
going to want to… want to have a dad who’s on gear and fentanyl and crack. It’s fucking, it’s not-not a life
for her, do you know what I mean? How can I set an example? How can I set a standard? How can I…
How can I be right for her? I can’t, you know what I mean?
I just… I just can’t be. What you saying, darling,
you all right? Yeah, you all right? Not too bad.
How are you? I’m not bad. I’ve just won the lottery, you know. Have you? Yeah.
Get some nice gear then? Get some nice gear.
You know it, girl. I’m at the track now. MAN ON PHONE: All right.
All right, safe, brother. Nice one. Get my shit now. Give me two minutes.
I’ll pop around this corner. I know quite a few addicts, yeah,
what inject and that, and really, every time
they’re injecting, really, they’re just wanting to die,
hoping that they go over. But don’t. So they’re out for
the next day, doing the same again. It just comatoses you,
throws you to the floor. And it could be six to eight hours,
if you are all right, to come back round. It’s ridiculous. £20. £20 for that. How long is that going to last? Well, it’s going to fuck me up
instantly, but… What are you doing there? Putting it under my tongue,
because obviously class As, if coppers stop me
and it’s under my tongue, I can swallow it straight away. So it’s gone. It’s a regular occurrence these
days, yeah. They seem to be bashing
the heroin with it, selling that a lot better
than what it has been selling. So, yeah, dangerous stuff. Some people don’t like it, like. Since it disappeared,
everyone was, like, “Oh, fucking… I don’t want it,
I don’t want it”, because they seen what it
was doing to people, but, like, I can’t lie. I love the shit. And I mean love it. This is one of
my good friends, Terry. We’d been aware of fentanyl, largely
because of what was happening in parts of Europe
and in North America. We first probably became
aware of that in this country in around late March. Towards the end of April this year, we issued our alert to make
the health care system aware of the situation,
and also drug treatment services. Yeah, I am fucking young, like. Do you know what I mean? I’m fucking, because there’s
not many people fucking… Well, people call me a bairn. There’s not many bairns who do it. Why do you think there aren’t many
bairns that do it? It’s one of them,
through fear I suppose. How long have you known Luke for,
then, Terry? And have you seen him change much? Yeah. Fucking hell. Bad sleep last night. Thank you for that, Terry. You’re all right mate,
get on with it. Do you feel better?
Yeah, much better, mate, thank you. Sit and have a smoke now. I’ll see you later on. Another day living the dream. Just off to the hostel, going to see
if I can get my room sorted. It’s like, running a bit late
and that, but… That’s what I mean, my priority
should be one thing, but your priorities go
out the window, do you know what I mean? I know there’s a lot of people
that are addicted to it now, where they would only buy
that with fentanyl in. And I look at them and I say,
“Well, I wouldn’t”. So basically they’ve got actually
addicted to the fentanyl. They’re not addicted to the heroin.
They are addicted to the fentanyl. There’s a good 10-12 people I know
that just want the fentanyl now. I don’t think I’ve heard about it
for over six weeks now. It seems to have dried up. That’s my experience. I don’t know whether they are
using and not telling us, or is it just that it’s longer
available for now. How come you’re late for the hostel? Because my habit’s got in the way. Are you worried about
it coming back? Obviously. That would be the trend. You get periods
when the batch comes in, people use them
and then it dries up. And then it comes back again. Don’t say it again. You needed to have been here earlier
to do the paperwork and everything. It’s only my…
I have to be here, though, because it’s like my thingy address,
my bail address. I have to be here. My name’s Luke, my name’s Luke. After six o’clock,
we don’t move people in. One of the concerns is also, like, how long your offending
history actually is. Because from what I can gather, your probation, like, is included
in on a fair amount of it. You need to come back tomorrow
any time after ten, speak to the manager, and then
we can go from there, all right? All right. What’s the verdict, Luke? Not so good. I’m banned from most of the hostels
because I have rent arrears, a lot of fighting, etc. It feels like I’m always
waiting for something. It’s like a full-time job,
having a habit. Because, like, you’ve got to get
the money for it, or you feel shit. Then you spend half your time
running around, trying to ring up. Then you spend half your time
running around to get it. Then the rest of your time you spend
trying to find somewhere to do it, especially when you’re homeless. After spending two weeks in Hull, it became clear that the current
batch of fentanyl had run out… ..but there were still fears
from the authorities and the people we talked to
on the street that the problem could
resurface at any time. I think we always need
to remain vigilant, and if it’s not fentanyl,
it could be something else. So we need to make sure
that treatment services, that the harm reduction
messages are right, and that we are ready to respond
if it comes back on a larger scale. Does it ever get easier doing this,
Luke? No. It doesn’t, ever. It’s just fucking… It’s just the same shit, different
day, you know what I mean?

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100 thoughts on “Fentanyl In Hull: Deadlier Than Heroin | Drugs Map Of Britain”

  • Steve Hoyland says:

    Legalise class 'A' drugs – they'll become much cheaper and all the users will then, literally, die out. Many millions of pounds will be saved every year In police operations which could then be spent on catching paedophiles and other sexual/violent offenders, the scourge of our society today. Drug dealing will end, all the assaults and killings relating to drugs will stop; they'll be no reason for dealers to Introduce our children to drugs – because the dealers will be gone.The money lost through drugs – and there's a great deal of It – will Instead be directed Into our economy. The 'war on drugs' has failed and we will forever be playing the pointless game of 'catch-up'. Legalisation will polarise the 'them' and 'us' – Instead of being a part of society, class 'A' users will become an obvious and separate group, easy to Identify and therefore control.

  • Just because fent is very strong doesn't mean the high is better. Stronger does not equal more euphoria…

    Most heroin addict I know, me included, don't like the shit. The high sucks, short, cold, and did I mention short? No legs. It's not as fiendy as Dilaudid because its more sedating…but fent just sucks. Except for severe pain.

  • It’s hard, I feel like I can’t give homeless people money anymore because they lied, this man is ill but it is a shame that people don’t give change to those on the streets actually wanting food because of addicts lying.

  • I'll rather do weed, once a week or once a while but not get addict it to it when i turn 18.
    A lot of kids I know at the age of 12 and up do weed or xanax or crack, thanks god i don't do that.

  • Ship them to Greenland and leave them for 5 years they will come back and some might appreciate UK The Scotland highlands ,The Welsh Valleys and Britains meadows and old castles in back ground who needs drugs.

  • Unstoppable_ gamer says:

    you gotta be the luckiest guy in the world to be using that 30 years and not die he's practically immune.

  • humanity is a disease, the drug industry is a disease upon a disease. government should provide free compulsory overdose for all users and all dealers of this filth. One final sweet high and no more problems for the rest of us. we all have to go some day but don't let these zombies make life worse for others who are smart/strong enough to stay away from this self administered poison

  • People get addicted cause they wanna escape reality. They can’t stand being sober, they are not happy.
    They’ve lost connection with other people, mother nature and themselves, they feel lonely and that’s the painful truth.
    It’s so easy to get high, you forget about everything and then eventually you get used to it. It’s easy, it’s convenient…
    I am clean 2 months now and god, I feel so lonely! But I am not giving up cause I know other people feel exactly the same way and I actually enjoy being free and detached. Feels nice to love my self and others. I like trying for things, suffering in secret but the reward comes bigger and my head is clean. I am done with escaping just for the shake of a fake pleasure.
    So guys next time you see addicts, give em some love, some attention, that’s the only thing they want, what everyone wants, give and receive nonjudgemental love ❤️

  • How bad is life when all you want to do is block it out! Yes nobody made them take this shit but a set of circumstances led them to it. I have sympathy for all of them. I wish they could have the normal lives the majority feel they lead..to feel loved and be able to love.

  • When I tried fent we dumped n cleaned out a nasal spray bottle filled with water n fent. Few sprays to each nostril. Feels good till yu can’t get it after 2wks. I wud gag n throw up while doing it’s just kept doin what I was doin.

  • this is quite sad and scary. i wonder where these people are now. i hope theyve gotten off the drugs and started living a better life. addiction is a horrible thing to live with.

  • BBC should use the money they get off of sick ppl and put it into programs to help ppl rather then just using these sick individuals as a money pit

  • Alexander Howarth says:

    Fentanyl is considered a safe painkiller in a clinical setting. Like all drugs, the primary danger is the unsanitary and unregulated manner in which it is delivered to users and the subsequent poverty. we need to treat drug abuse as a mental health issue, not a criminal issue. The war on drugs is as counterproductive as it is wasteful this is common sense and yet the government does nothing. I'm sick and tired of living in such a shitty and uncaring society

  • Slagjan Velkovski says:

    In MACEDONIA 1g is 15 euro from Turky very strong i use 20 year,nov i use Methadon 10 kub=10 ml, iposible to stay clin. :-{((((((((((((

  • I feel sad for the people chained to illegal drugs,but I'm hoping that oneday they will all have the courage to change,hats off to those people out there who's been cleaned and trying.Peace💪💕

  • danman powerup says:

    At 25 years old, I was a daily cannabis user for 8 years and I'm currently staring into my 9th week without; i felt as though nobody could surpass the magnitude of my withdrawel experience but then I started watching a few videos of these poor souls. Sending the very best to anyone going through what these guys are, we cannot imagine the living hell it must be for those that peer into and then travel the river of doom that these people have sailed down.

  • Khalid Mustafa says:

    Why does it not happen with this scale elsewhere…wonder y…anyways I'm not here to judge but I think it's the same reason why people consider depression and the other made up BPD, ADHD, ME, …etc reasons not to work and an excuse to have a bad attitude towards themselves and the society and people elsewhere although believe that these things may exist; they are not excuse for anything…talking about people of the so called a 3rd world where there the is no privilege of free treatment n well fare and a system that disciplines parents for telling their kids off…this shit is all a reflection of system failure that no one's willing to admit.

  • Khalid Mustafa says:

    It's nothing but a system failure….a system that encourages nothing more than dissolution of family ties over the shitiest reasons…a system where if ur doing a full time job…u hardly have a time for urself let alone ur kids or ur parents😡😡😡

  • kb csDJvno ]][,. says:

    Gordon Chang: China’s Communist Regime ‘Happy to Kill Tens of Thousands of Americans’ via Fentanyl
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/02/gordon-chang-china-communist-regime-happy-to-kill-tens-of-thousands-of-americans-via-fentanyl/
    Robert Kraychik 2 Aug 2019
    China’s Communist Party is “very happy to kill tens of thousands of Americans each year” with its fentanyl exports, knowing of overdoses related to the opiate’s abuse, said Gordon Chang, Daily Beast columnist and expert on China, in a Thursday 1 August 2019 interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.

    Pollak asked Chang about China’s stated commitment to restrict manufacturing and exporting of fentanyl to the U.S., following President Donald Trump’s request for cooperation from Chinese President Xi Jinping on the matter.

    Chang replied, “The fentanyl comes from Chinese sources, and these are well-organized gangs. In the semi-totalitarian state that Beijing runs, the Communist Party knows what’s going on. Trump was right to call the Chinese out on this, and the fact that Beijing didn’t do anything about it is a real indication that they were very happy to kill tens of thousands of Americans each year, which means that we should be very happy not to do business with China and close our markets to China, and disengage our economy from them, and give them as rough a time as they’ve been giving us.”

    Chang continued, “What is it going to take to get them to stop fentanyl? I actually don’t know if there is anything. There’s going to be a point where we’re going to have to push the Chinese [Communist Party] to the edge of extinction, and then maybe they will come around, but maybe not.”

    On Thursday, Trump announced that his administration would impose a ten percent tariff on the $300 billion of imports from China that have not yet been subject to new import duties, beginning in September 2019.

    “This is a great day for the United States of America,” said Chang of Trump’s promise to levy additional tariffs on Chinese imports. “First of all, Chinese leaders are used to deference from their American counterparts, and Trump absolutely showed Xi Jinping that the United States is just not going to bow down to Beijing. A lot of people said Trump is not going to do this, to oppose the additional tariffs on the remaining $300 billion of goods. They were saying consumers would complain, that Trump is too worried about the stock market, that Trump needs a trade deal for the November 2020 elections. Well, the President of the United States showed that everybody was wrong. He certainly surprised me [by] doing this.”

    Chang added, “What [Donald Trump] did was show that the United States has that one element that we were concerned about, and that is political will. President Trump exhibited political will today, and that’s a great thing.”

    Trump must suffocate Huawei, a China-based telecommunications company linked to the Chinese Communist Party, to protect America’s national security interests, determined Chang.

    “I hope, now, that President Trump is not going to give the Chinese the reprieves on Huawei,” expressed Chang, “because that would not be good for us,” adding, “there is a chance that we will not help Huawei” in order to not “rescue that company.”

    America must broadly begin decoupling its economy from China’s, advised Chang.

    “[America needs] further disengagement from China,” Chang said. “Companies are going to take their supply chains and move them elsewhere because although they can price in additional tariffs, what they can’t price in is the uncertainty. And right now, given the friction between Washington and Beijing, they don’t know where this is going, so they cannot actually make plans, which means it’s much easier for them to move their factories to Vietnam, Bangladesh, or Jordan — wherever. But I think that we’re going to see this disentangling, which is a good thing for us.”

    Chang went on, “Given all the other frictions in the relationship, I believe that we are headed for a divorce, which is a good thing, because for too long, the Chinese have been taking advantage of Americans, putting American workers out of work, and all the rest of it, stealing our intellectual property — this has just got to end.”

    “We can affect a separation,” added Chang. “It’s going to be painful, but we can’t think that we have done decades of misguided trade policy and think that we can get out of this without cost.”

    Pollak asked Chang about potential harm to American consumers in the context of tariff implementation on Chinese imports, noting the phenomenon of comparative advantage in the context of international trade.

    “The Chinese don’t believe in the doctrine of comparative advantage, the notion which underpins all of global trade,” responded Chang. “I don’t see how you can run a global trading system with a large trading partner that doesn’t believe in this fundamental, comprehensive notion. We’re going to have to go in a different direction. We can trade with other countries. There are other countries in the world, and there are other countries in the world that are not headed to a debt crisis. So I’m very happy not to have American banks participating in the world’s next big crisis. I think we’re in a good place, right now.”

    Chang praised Trump’s foreign policy toward China.

    “I actually think that, with regard to the China tariffs, Trump is probably about the only person who could’ve done it,” estimated Chang. “Or let me put it this way: he was the only person who would’ve moved this fast. I think any American president would’ve eventually gotten to where we are today, it just would’ve taken a year and a half to two years, and of course, right now, time is everything, so it’s important. I think the president deserves a lot of credit for what he’s been doing with regard to trade with China.”

    Pollak also asked Chang about a potential military conflict between the U.S. and China.

    Chang replied, “Samuel Huntington, in Clash of Civilizations, his great work, said that trade is tot necessarily a way to prevent conflict. He said as trade relations deteriorate, then the possibility of military conflict rises fast. So it’s not necessarily the level of trade you have with another country, it’s the direction, and clearly, we are in a way of delinking.”

  • kb csDJvno ]][,. says:

    Gordon Chang: China’s Communist Regime ‘Happy to Kill Tens of Thousands of Americans’ via Fentanyl
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/02/gordon-chang-china-communist-regime-happy-to-kill-tens-of-thousands-of-americans-via-fentanyl/
    Robert Kraychik 2 Aug 2019
    China’s Communist Party is “very happy to kill tens of thousands of Americans each year” with its fentanyl exports, knowing of overdoses related to the opiate’s abuse, said Gordon Chang, Daily Beast columnist and expert on China, in a Thursday 1 August 2019 interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.

    Pollak asked Chang about China’s stated commitment to restrict manufacturing and exporting of fentanyl to the U.S., following President Donald Trump’s request for cooperation from Chinese President Xi Jinping on the matter.

    Chang replied, “The fentanyl comes from Chinese sources, and these are well-organized gangs. In the semi-totalitarian state that Beijing runs, the Communist Party knows what’s going on. Trump was right to call the Chinese out on this, and the fact that Beijing didn’t do anything about it is a real indication that they were very happy to kill tens of thousands of Americans each year, which means that we should be very happy not to do business with China and close our markets to China, and disengage our economy from them, and give them as rough a time as they’ve been giving us.”

    Chang continued, “What is it going to take to get them to stop fentanyl? I actually don’t know if there is anything. There’s going to be a point where we’re going to have to push the Chinese [Communist Party] to the edge of extinction, and then maybe they will come around, but maybe not.”

    On Thursday, Trump announced that his administration would impose a ten percent tariff on the $300 billion of imports from China that have not yet been subject to new import duties, beginning in September 2019.

    “This is a great day for the United States of America,” said Chang of Trump’s promise to levy additional tariffs on Chinese imports. “First of all, Chinese leaders are used to deference from their American counterparts, and Trump absolutely showed Xi Jinping that the United States is just not going to bow down to Beijing. A lot of people said Trump is not going to do this, to oppose the additional tariffs on the remaining $300 billion of goods. They were saying consumers would complain, that Trump is too worried about the stock market, that Trump needs a trade deal for the November 2020 elections. Well, the President of the United States showed that everybody was wrong. He certainly surprised me [by] doing this.”

    Chang added, “What [Donald Trump] did was show that the United States has that one element that we were concerned about, and that is political will. President Trump exhibited political will today, and that’s a great thing.”

    Trump must suffocate Huawei, a China-based telecommunications company linked to the Chinese Communist Party, to protect America’s national security interests, determined Chang.

    “I hope, now, that President Trump is not going to give the Chinese the reprieves on Huawei,” expressed Chang, “because that would not be good for us,” adding, “there is a chance that we will not help Huawei” in order to not “rescue that company.”

    America must broadly begin decoupling its economy from China’s, advised Chang.

    “[America needs] further disengagement from China,” Chang said. “Companies are going to take their supply chains and move them elsewhere because although they can price in additional tariffs, what they can’t price in is the uncertainty. And right now, given the friction between Washington and Beijing, they don’t know where this is going, so they cannot actually make plans, which means it’s much easier for them to move their factories to Vietnam, Bangladesh, or Jordan — wherever. But I think that we’re going to see this disentangling, which is a good thing for us.”

    Chang went on, “Given all the other frictions in the relationship, I believe that we are headed for a divorce, which is a good thing, because for too long, the Chinese have been taking advantage of Americans, putting American workers out of work, and all the rest of it, stealing our intellectual property — this has just got to end.”

    “We can affect a separation,” added Chang. “It’s going to be painful, but we can’t think that we have done decades of misguided trade policy and think that we can get out of this without cost.”

    Pollak asked Chang about potential harm to American consumers in the context of tariff implementation on Chinese imports, noting the phenomenon of comparative advantage in the context of international trade.

    “The Chinese don’t believe in the doctrine of comparative advantage, the notion which underpins all of global trade,” responded Chang. “I don’t see how you can run a global trading system with a large trading partner that doesn’t believe in this fundamental, comprehensive notion. We’re going to have to go in a different direction. We can trade with other countries. There are other countries in the world, and there are other countries in the world that are not headed to a debt crisis. So I’m very happy not to have American banks participating in the world’s next big crisis. I think we’re in a good place, right now.”

    Chang praised Trump’s foreign policy toward China.

    “I actually think that, with regard to the China tariffs, Trump is probably about the only person who could’ve done it,” estimated Chang. “Or let me put it this way: he was the only person who would’ve moved this fast. I think any American president would’ve eventually gotten to where we are today, it just would’ve taken a year and a half to two years, and of course, right now, time is everything, so it’s important. I think the president deserves a lot of credit for what he’s been doing with regard to trade with China.”

    Pollak also asked Chang about a potential military conflict between the U.S. and China.

    Chang replied, “Samuel Huntington, in Clash of Civilizations, his great work, said that trade is tot necessarily a way to prevent conflict. He said as trade relations deteriorate, then the possibility of military conflict rises fast. So it’s not necessarily the level of trade you have with another country, it’s the direction, and clearly, we are in a way of delinking.”

  • kb csDJvno ]][,. says:

    Gordon Chang: China’s Communist Regime ‘Happy to Kill Tens of Thousands of Americans’ via Fentanyl
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/02/gordon-chang-china-communist-regime-happy-to-kill-tens-of-thousands-of-americans-via-fentanyl/
    Robert Kraychik 2 Aug 2019
    China’s Communist Party is “very happy to kill tens of thousands of Americans each year” with its fentanyl exports, knowing of overdoses related to the opiate’s abuse, said Gordon Chang, Daily Beast columnist and expert on China, in a Thursday 1 August 2019 interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.

    Pollak asked Chang about China’s stated commitment to restrict manufacturing and exporting of fentanyl to the U.S., following President Donald Trump’s request for cooperation from Chinese President Xi Jinping on the matter.

    Chang replied, “The fentanyl comes from Chinese sources, and these are well-organized gangs. In the semi-totalitarian state that Beijing runs, the Communist Party knows what’s going on. Trump was right to call the Chinese out on this, and the fact that Beijing didn’t do anything about it is a real indication that they were very happy to kill tens of thousands of Americans each year, which means that we should be very happy not to do business with China and close our markets to China, and disengage our economy from them, and give them as rough a time as they’ve been giving us.”

    Chang continued, “What is it going to take to get them to stop fentanyl? I actually don’t know if there is anything. There’s going to be a point where we’re going to have to push the Chinese [Communist Party] to the edge of extinction, and then maybe they will come around, but maybe not.”

    On Thursday, Trump announced that his administration would impose a ten percent tariff on the $300 billion of imports from China that have not yet been subject to new import duties, beginning in September 2019.

    “This is a great day for the United States of America,” said Chang of Trump’s promise to levy additional tariffs on Chinese imports. “First of all, Chinese leaders are used to deference from their American counterparts, and Trump absolutely showed Xi Jinping that the United States is just not going to bow down to Beijing. A lot of people said Trump is not going to do this, to oppose the additional tariffs on the remaining $300 billion of goods. They were saying consumers would complain, that Trump is too worried about the stock market, that Trump needs a trade deal for the November 2020 elections. Well, the President of the United States showed that everybody was wrong. He certainly surprised me [by] doing this.”

    Chang added, “What [Donald Trump] did was show that the United States has that one element that we were concerned about, and that is political will. President Trump exhibited political will today, and that’s a great thing.”

    Trump must suffocate Huawei, a China-based telecommunications company linked to the Chinese Communist Party, to protect America’s national security interests, determined Chang.

    “I hope, now, that President Trump is not going to give the Chinese the reprieves on Huawei,” expressed Chang, “because that would not be good for us,” adding, “there is a chance that we will not help Huawei” in order to not “rescue that company.”

    America must broadly begin decoupling its economy from China’s, advised Chang.

    “[America needs] further disengagement from China,” Chang said. “Companies are going to take their supply chains and move them elsewhere because although they can price in additional tariffs, what they can’t price in is the uncertainty. And right now, given the friction between Washington and Beijing, they don’t know where this is going, so they cannot actually make plans, which means it’s much easier for them to move their factories to Vietnam, Bangladesh, or Jordan — wherever. But I think that we’re going to see this disentangling, which is a good thing for us.”

    Chang went on, “Given all the other frictions in the relationship, I believe that we are headed for a divorce, which is a good thing, because for too long, the Chinese have been taking advantage of Americans, putting American workers out of work, and all the rest of it, stealing our intellectual property — this has just got to end.”

    “We can affect a separation,” added Chang. “It’s going to be painful, but we can’t think that we have done decades of misguided trade policy and think that we can get out of this without cost.”

    Pollak asked Chang about potential harm to American consumers in the context of tariff implementation on Chinese imports, noting the phenomenon of comparative advantage in the context of international trade.

    “The Chinese don’t believe in the doctrine of comparative advantage, the notion which underpins all of global trade,” responded Chang. “I don’t see how you can run a global trading system with a large trading partner that doesn’t believe in this fundamental, comprehensive notion. We’re going to have to go in a different direction. We can trade with other countries. There are other countries in the world, and there are other countries in the world that are not headed to a debt crisis. So I’m very happy not to have American banks participating in the world’s next big crisis. I think we’re in a good place, right now.”

    Chang praised Trump’s foreign policy toward China.

    “I actually think that, with regard to the China tariffs, Trump is probably about the only person who could’ve done it,” estimated Chang. “Or let me put it this way: he was the only person who would’ve moved this fast. I think any American president would’ve eventually gotten to where we are today, it just would’ve taken a year and a half to two years, and of course, right now, time is everything, so it’s important. I think the president deserves a lot of credit for what he’s been doing with regard to trade with China.”

    Pollak also asked Chang about a potential military conflict between the U.S. and China.

    Chang replied, “Samuel Huntington, in Clash of Civilizations, his great work, said that trade is tot necessarily a way to prevent conflict. He said as trade relations deteriorate, then the possibility of military conflict rises fast. So it’s not necessarily the level of trade you have with another country, it’s the direction, and clearly, we are in a way of delinking.”

  • Lailani Messina says:

    People honestly believe addiction affects only poor people when in fact its EVERYWHERE ! It comes from the rich… The media just shows this side of it because they want society to believe these are the only people on the bullshit !

  • Rise and revolt Fuck modern comforts says:

    In Canada they die all the fet by strength normally purple blue black etc god dam I love that shit but I must say I been through hell with the shit but still miss it daily

  • I want to help these ppl. Anyone really. I used, I got help. If your out there reading this, and your down and out, please please, your life is worth living, Happy and healthy.

  • I got addicted to fentynol last year and my life very quickly went into free fall. The grip it has on you is incredible. I'm trying to ween myself off Fentynol using heroin, but not having much luck so far.

  • I was a pill n herion addict for over a decade I know how these people feel i feel so lucky I've lost two friends in a year from buying fentynal thinking they were buying dope. I'd be dead if I was still shooting up its not even dope on the streets nemore on the east coast of the us it's all that fentynal

  • Too many people want to send their brains on a trip with the excuse it is a recreational thing. Regardless if it is alcohol, pot, heroin or Fentanyl, if you screw up while your brain is on vacation, you deserve what you get. It maters not if it is a operating a motor vehicle under the influence and you kill or seriously injure someone, do the same under the influence of so called "recreational" or other mind altering drugs, what happens is that you are 100% at fault.

    If you die because of an intentional overdose, which means you did all the work of sticking that crap in your own body (no such thing as accidental here) well, too bad and good riddance. Now there is one less mind altered idiot on the road I have to dodge or one less idiot making errors at work that might injure or kill my self or my friends.

    If you do not have the courage to stay away from that crap, then stay the effin hell away from me.

  • Unauthorized Expression says:

    Why is this a problem? Seems like a drug white ppl take. Doesn't Britain hate its white population and want to replace them?

  • translucentman says:

    sadly in anyones journey through life there are many baited hooks to avoid, drink, drugs, gambling, crime, bad decisions along with roads going nowhere… clearly this is all by design to divide, rule and fracture society.. it won't change.. the druggies are just ballast… victims who are surplus to the requirements of our so called civilized world..

  • Your mums bumhole says:

    The BBC are elitists who just let this go on without helping. The BBC are the government. Your all scum! Love from scotland

  • Unfortunately drugs and the internet, along with religion have totally destroyed this world. This happens in every city every town in every country. It's rife and the people take it due to problems when younger, there's a link between drug use and child abuse, drug abuse and poverty. It wont ever stop and the scum dealers get richer.

  • And it's not a coincidence these people come from poor backgrounds. There should be a law against the poor re producing, they create more poverty.

  • Luke you can stop you just need the right person that beleives in you enought to convince you that you are worth of life healthy

  • Got addicted OxyContin and took too much one time a few months ago and I had a stroke and now I’ve been left paralysed down my left side so I cannot use my left leg and arm and hand and will not ever come back..please people don’t take anything God Bless everyone and take care 💞🙏🏻✝️

  • Alex J Tanguay says:

    Been clean for a year and a bit from iv opiates, fentanyl was never the opiate of choice. Heroin has a more pleasurable rush, way longer lasting high and keeps you from getting sick for twice as long sometimes longer. Fentanyl was a 5-20 min rush mainly in the head, and sometimes nods, then nothing. Dope at least was a full body pleasurable feeling that had a buzz after the rush. On methadone now slowly decreasing my dose!

  • I live in hull and i can tell you in the city centre its full of the dirty tramps if you let your kids play in the fountains dont the little spice rats use the watee to wash out the blisters and cuts

  • Jimmy O’Neill says:

    13 mins In and he ring s the drug dealer and gives his name away on the phone clever man 😂😂😂drug dealer will crack

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