That’s the verdict of Mark Henderson in The Times, after taking a look at their attitude towards science:
Two examples stand out. It wants to ban all experiments on embryos, including those designed to improve fertility treatment as well as embryonic stem cell work. And its policies on alternative medicine are the height of naivety. The Greens’ spokesman told Robbins and Swain:
“We want the gradual inclusion of complementary therapies within NHS provision so that patients have access to all available and appropriate treatments. Complementary therapies can often prevent the situation worsening and thus save resources.”
There was no mention at all of whether these complementary therapies actually work. The party is also opposed to any regulation of alternative practioners, beyond the voluntary schemes operated by their industry bodies.
You can read the full piece here.
Hat-tip: Ben Goldacre