Just got letter from Earl Howe Department of Health about request on BPA via my MP
“Thank you for letter from one of your constituents about funding for research into potential treatments for MS”.
“Neither of these organisations ring fence their funds and welcome applications for research into any aspect of health”
“I hope this reply is helpful Yours Earl Howe”
If I used this response as toilet paper………maybe.
If the Rt Hon gentleman could have taken a few minutes to read the actual questions, digest and not respond with a cut and paste answer then we perhaps could move forward and not waste his, my MPs and my time. As academics and clinicans, it is good to know that the politicians think we need to be told about the existence of the MRC and NIHR as funding sources, but I think we know that.
Maybe Prof G needs to write an measured article-
The manifesto for the BPA in the language politicians can understand maybe Jack and Jill Book 1.
How about a “controversy in multiple sclerosis Journal paper” it should be easy to find someone that will be devils advocate to Prof G
Someone should do a TV programme for the media once the arguments are rehearsed. Get Pharma and politicians involved