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This is serious stuff. As Dick says...
So a tobacco control industry employee was actively encouraging fraudulent submissions of signatures... this wasn't a couple of rogue part-time signature-gatherers perverting evidence, it was someone working on behalf of the campaign itself.
Do go read the whole post. I will just add two things. Firstly, this incitement to pervert a government consultation came from the (state-funded) UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, a body which masquerades as a scientific institution. It should be clear to anyone who is familiar with the UKCTCS's output that it is no more than a glorified lobby group. This e-mail confirms it.
Secondly, it could be argued that Arnott's e-mail demonstrates some degree of integrity within tobacco control. She rightly says that the UKCTCS e-mail was "inappropriate and ill-advised". It might therefore be said that Arnott acted to prevent the consultation being corrupted with multiple signatures. But let me remind you of the date of the e-mail: August 10th 2012. The same day that the consultation ended. Too little, too late.
Once again, the plain pack campaigners have shown themselves to be unscrupulous and corrupt. Why are paying for this mob?