Drugs hypocrisy of Britain is a huge self-inflicted woundProfessor David Nutt, former government drugs adviser and brain chemistry pundit, has been all alone in the quest to bring an abrupt end to drugs hypocrisy of Britain but his efforts have been overshadowed by the civil servants.

The sacking of Nutt last year by the then home secretary, Alan Johnson, was a disgrace that disqualified Johnson from high office.

The offence of Nutt was to protest, mildly, in an academic lecture, at the political second-guessing of his official committee on drug classification.