Policy reviews are blue-sky thinking - and in this case extremely unlikely to result in any legislation, not least because so much of what's being mooted is unworkable.
For a start, the American enthusiasm for a "cocaine vaccine" is just that - American. The science is dodgy because it doesn't tackle one of the root problems of addiction: the social contexts and compulsions. You can dose someone so that they don't get the rush of cocaine, but you'd have to change the factors in their lives that lead them to do the drug in the first place, and that's much, much harder. Also, who is going to pay for the vaccines? It's a pretty new therapy and therefore presumably a) patented and b) expensive.
Another dodgy line in George Jones' piece says that "two thirds of the public believe crime is rising" - in fact crime rates are generally down. Perception isn't the same as fact.
He also talks of "the government's objective of creating a surveillance society" - we already have one. CCTV cameras are everywhere; as has been discussed elsewhere, personal data is recorded all the time.
I've got a lot of time for George Jones as a person - I review the papers with him - but he's the political editor of a paper not kindly disposed to the government and so by definition the tone of the piece is going to be negative.
Quote newspaper pieces by all means but remember that they have a political intent and the Telegraph reflects the attitudes of its owners, the Barclay twins, who are pretty rightwing and ill-disposed to the government.