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Lunatic on the Asylum Committees?

Postby Brian Jordan » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:02 am

A Conservative MP has spoken of his belief in astrology and his desire to incorporate it into medicine.

David Tredinnick said he had spent 20 years studying astrology and healthcare and was convinced it could work.

The MP for Bosworth, a member of the health committee and the science and technology committee, said he was not afraid of ridicule or abuse.[my emphasis]
Broad shoulders or wild eyes?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-28464009
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Wikipedia shows him to be a long-time advocate of all manner of woo and, taking this and his education and career's lack of connection with health or science, shows up a weakness of our parliamentary system.
In January 2013 he was co-opted into the Science and Technology Select Committee[5][6] after Caroline Dinenage stepped down and there were no other nominations from the Conservative party.[7]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Tredinnick_%28politician%29
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Re: Lunatic on the Asylum Committees?

Postby Roger Stanyard » Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:00 pm

Brian Jordan wrote:
A Conservative MP has spoken of his belief in astrology and his desire to incorporate it into medicine.

David Tredinnick said he had spent 20 years studying astrology and healthcare and was convinced it could work.

The MP for Bosworth, a member of the health committee and the science and technology committee, said he was not afraid of ridicule or abuse.[my emphasis]
Broad shoulders or wild eyes?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-28464009
Edit to add:
Wikipedia shows him to be a long-time advocate of all manner of woo and, taking this and his education and career's lack of connection with health or science, shows up a weakness of our parliamentary system.
In January 2013 he was co-opted into the Science and Technology Select Committee[5][6] after Caroline Dinenage stepped down and there were no other nominations from the Conservative party.[7]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Tredinnick_%28politician%29


The saving grace for us all is that he remains (and is highly likely, ay his age to remain) a back bench MP.
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