you could run a simple query on a research search engine and find hundreds, if not thousands, of separate first authors researching and publishing on this topic. but, as we well know by now, the dilbert brand of 'research' involves hastily googling something and pasting the first news link or wikipedia.
and who could possibly disagree? well done, brainiac. i don't think you could find anyone who would approve of the corruption, venality, ineptitude and dithering of the current conservative leadership. like trump's USA, we found ourselves with the worst possible leadership for a serious matter of this kind. (nevermind that the reason such a bunch of clowns got into office in the first place was on the back of precisely the sort of politics that YOU advocate for: churlish, hurly-burly nationalistic-xenophobic bollocks; surprise surprise they're not wizened scientists; but i digress.)I think consulting with the wide scientific community is probably a better way to run a country than basing policy on what Cicero would have done.
as usual your over-reach on a valid point is legendary. pointing out that the UK ignored the science at its peril is not the same thing as going off, once again, 'on a limb all by yourself' and making this about 'humanities hipsters and noble scientists'. your desire to reduce everything to a BA/BSc culture war is genuinely bizarre. and, evidently, you're not in support of all forms of scientific expertise, are you? the scientific expertise on drug harms is clear.