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A curious letter from David Tredinnick MP, the government’s resident medical loon

May 15th, 2013 · 5 Comments

It’s hard to know what to make of  David Tredinnick MP (Cons, Bosworth). He is certainly an extreme example of the scientific ignorance of our parliamentary representatives, but he isn’t alone in that. Our present minister of Education, Michael Gove, memorably referred to Newton’s Laws of Thermodynamics, blissfully unaware that thermodynamics was a 19th century […]

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Tags: Andrew Lansely · Anti-science · antiscience · badscience · Bait and switch · Department of Health · Health Professions Council · herbal medicine · herbalism · homeopathy · NCCAM · NHS · Pittilo · Prince Charles · Prince of Wales · Prince's Foundation · TCM · vice-chancellors

Willett’s private university in trouble. Private Eye explains

May 28th, 2011 · 6 Comments

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We live under a highly ideological government. It wishes to privatise everything in sight, not least universities and the National Health Service. Of course they don’t put it that way: they call it “reform”. It’s easier to deal with open ideology than with ideology disguised as social reform, but luckily a 10-year old […]

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Tags: Andrew Lansely · Apollo · BPP · BPP University · Care Quality Commission · Dame Jo Williams · David Willetts