Today in a Sky News interview Mr Johnson aggressively reiterated that he could not have an adviser advising the public on the truth behind drug harm (table published as part of the Eve Saville Lecture 2009 to Imperial College London in July 2009). Mr Johnson, an ex-Tesco shelf stacker and Postie has in one foul swoop confirmed that scientific stupidity and ignorance of the facts should be no bar to formulating policy, not to mention isolating an entire population of potential scientific advisers.
The Home Secretary's behaviour, and that of an increasingly isolated train wreck of a dying cabinet remind me of this -
Tell me Mr Johnson, if you will brook no dissent, as you so aggressively emphasised in your interview today - why did we not see the senior military officers who spoke out publicly against the government's policy in Afghanistan dealt with by being
EDIT: Rather than keep it to myself, Prof. Nutt's entire presentation can be downloaded here - it makes fascinating reading, and contrary to Alan Johnson's assertions recognises the advisory role of the ACMD (Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs) - make your own mind up...