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Nutt sacking

2009-11-12 18:21:10.075469+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Alas, they've changed the headline before I could catch 'em in the act, but recently David Nutt, of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, was forced to step down after he criticized the government drug policy relating to marijuana. CJ tells me that the original headline was "Drug Adviser Nutt Sacking Was 'Humiliation', Says Colleague"

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-12 22:09:18.539787+00 by: Dan Lyke

In another bit of serendipity, the protagonist of Terry Pratchett[Wiki]'s latest is named Nutt, which played similarly.

#Comment Re: Nutt Sacking made: 2009-11-12 21:59:47.219073+00 by: Chris

that is Exactly how it was posted on Digg News, I submit the copied text as supporting evidence: Drug Adviser Nutt Sacking Was 'Humiliation', Says Colleague

telegraph.co.uk — The sacking of the Government's chief drugs adviser David Nutt for saying marijuana is safer than alcohol or tobacco was an "unnecessary humiliation" and shows that political expediency "rules the roost," a leading scientist who quit over the affair has warned. (Submitted by alapoet) 59 Comments Share

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