Intelligent honest man of science sacked by thieves and liars…

October 30, 2009

…because he wouldn’t lie for them.

The UK’s chief drugs adviser has been sacked by home secretary Alan Johnson after criticising government policies.

Professor David Nutt had been critical of the decision to reclassify cannabis to Class B from Class C.

He accused ministers of devaluing and distorting evidence and said the drugs classification system was being used in a “political way”.

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, which he headed, is the UK’s official drugs advisory body.

The reaction of Jacqui Smith is typical of a government populated by the intellectually incompetent whose only reaction is to shoot the messenger when faced with facts they dislike. This stinks of the way they managed the David Kelly affair.

http://www.crimeandjustice.org.uk/estimatingdrugharms.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/markeaston/2009/10/nutt_faces_sack.html

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