Nutt By Name…

The justice secretary, Robert Buckland, has hit back at the former drugs adviser David Nutt for labelling the government’s criminalisation of nitrous oxide hysterical.

Buckland said nitrous, also known as laughing gas or hippy crack, was a dangerous drug, and giving young people mixed messages could put lives at risk.

And, more to the point, I’m sick and tired of stepping over little piles of the cylinders in the gutter, where some druggie waster has parked up and emptied his car…

But maybe he’s right? Maybe he’s made a cool, calm, accurate assessment of the…

Oh, hang on!

Launching a new edition of his book Drugs Without the Hot Air, Nutt said nothing had been done to mitigate the effects of alcohol on people in the last decade. He said people would only get health benefits from alcohol if they limited themselves to half a unit – a third of a glass of wine or half a pint of beer – a day.

A new book to publicise, eh? Well, it’s not as if authors need to say bonkers things to get their names in the papers, is it?

“What I suggest you do is you order a standard pint or a standard wine glass and three straws and share it with your friends,” he said. “We see a continual attempt to undermine the concept of alcohol harm by saying it has health benefits.”

Yeah. That’ll do it.

6 comments for “Nutt By Name…

  1. January 24, 2020 at 9:35 am

    In an earlier existence, I made lots of good friends in Glasgow.

    I can just imagine those kindly, rough-hewn native sons of Scotland, amidst their response to this true fruit-and-nut-case, intellectual pygmy and his ideas of how to look after themselves, especially from a point of view of sharing their ‘Whusky-Baugh’

    • January 26, 2020 at 7:00 am

      It’s going to have been a sad, lonely Burns Night for him, I suspect…

  2. Mona
    January 24, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Is laughing gas illegal in the US? if not I want to send some to NADLER and SCHIFF. looking at their faces they look like undertakers waiting to bury the Democrat Party.

  3. Stonyground
    January 24, 2020 at 10:13 am

    If you could be guaranteed to never become ill and to live forever, it might just be worth listening to this kind of advice and taking it on board. Back in reality land, you get just one life and you are much better off if you just live it and enjoy the ride.

    • January 26, 2020 at 7:00 am

      Spot on!

  4. Ted Treen
    January 26, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    I’m quite sure that Nutt’s existence will probably be around the same length as mine (I’ve just started my eighth decade) although his, being joyless, will no doubt seem longer.

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