DS Daily - 31st October 2009


Nutt gets the sack

Here is the Home Secretary's letter in full [Mark Easton's blog, BBC]

Drugs policy: Shooting up the messenger

... it is such a disgrace that Alan Johnson, the home secretary, sacked him late yesterday afternoon for having the temerity to point out some obvious truths about the government's populist and unthinking handling of the issue [Editorial - Guardian, UK]

'More to quit' in drug advice row

The UK's chief drugs adviser is predicting there will be resignations after he was forced to quit for criticising government policy [BBC, UK]

Drug adviser sacked for comments

The UK's chief drugs adviser has been sacked by home secretary Alan Johnson after criticising government policies [BBC, UK]