miss_s_b: (Politics: Democracy)
The government's chief drugs advisor has been sacked for the heinous crime of wanting to base policy on scientific evidence, rather than rig the evidence so it supports policy. I may be being hopelessly naive, here, but I would have thought that if scientific evidence says that a particular policy will make a problem worse, it's a good idea to listen to that before enacting the policy if you wish to solve the problem?

Many people are as incredulous about this as me. There are lots of posts all over my f-list (I like Grouchy's post on this, but I think Count Packula's is the best I've seen so far), and the inevitable faceboook group (hat-tip Mark Reckons). Part of me is pleased that people are voicing their protests, but we all know this government's record on ignoring protest. What worries me is that when we vote this government out in a few months' time, we'll end up with a worse one...

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