UK election: 'You look like a mad scientist!'

Last year it emerged Tredinnick had claimed more than £700 on MP's expenses for astrology software and training. He has repaid the money but still insists it was a justifiable expense. His defence was that the NHS might benefit from the input of astrologers. He's also a parliamentary champion of other irrational causes: for example, he's persuaded 68 other MPs to sign his Early Day Motion suggesting that the government should ignore the weight of scientific evidence on homeopathy, as reported by the science and technology committee.

2010-04-21

 science UK election politics

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