Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Alan Johnson, the Home Secretary (the most recent one- nobody lasts long in the job) just sacked Professor David Nutt from his headship of ACMD- The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs- for publicly stating that LSD and Ecstasy are less dangerous than booze and fags.  Hired to be a propagandist, Professor Nutt has consistently acted as a scientist- and man of conscience.  Earlier this year he  memorably aquainted us with the statistic that ecstasy kills fewer people than horseriding. 

My Johnson's government is committed to the unwinnable, economy-busting and world-wide-misery-causing "war on drugs"- and cannot allow anyone on its team to compromise that policy by giving the public the facts.
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