Professor Nutt was told to resign as chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse Drugs (ACMD) after a series of controversial outbursts including accusing ministers of ignoring scientific evidence to distort the drugs debate.
You hire the scientists to tell you the scientific truth. Sure, what you do with it is politics after that, but firing the bloke who is telling the truth is silly.
In a blizzard of farewell attacks, he again accused politicians of \”misleading\” the public by making decisions that go against scientific evidence and said Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister, \”makes completely irrational statements about cannabis being \’lethal\’, which it is not\”.
Quite: this is your government on drugs.
And if they\’re ignoring the truth on something quite so simple then how badly are the cocking up something complex like climate change?