From BBC News:
Three more government advisers have resigned after the home secretary’s sacking of his chief drugs adviser Prof David Nutt, the BBC has learned.
Dr John Marsden, Dr Ian Ragan and Dr Simon Campbell have quit the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs after two others left earlier this month.
Members of the council had met Alan Johnson seeking reassurance that their independence would not be compromised.
Mr Johnson dismissed Prof Nutt for “crossing a line” into politics.
BBC home affairs editor Mark Easton said the absence of certain experts on the council meant it was “stymied” and effectively was now unable to operate under its current constitution.
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