[Great news, deselected (lost his seat in Parliament)!! One of the main persecutors of Dr Wakefield (even turning up at the Hear the Silence discussion), so guess who always gets the sound bite? Connected with Pharma front outfit Sense about Science.]
Sense About Science
[14 February 2008] Dr Evan Harris MP and MMR By John Stone
See: The Greek Chorus
Evan Harris Distances Himself From Brian Deer But His Position Remains Untenable
[2010 Sept] The Vaccine Safety Myth: Dr Evan Harris Fails to Address the Questions By John Stone
[2010 Feb] MPs illicitly booked rooms for lobbyists and fundraisers The most prolific room-bookers included Liberal Democrat MP Evan Harris, who made 89 in the five and a half years
EVAN HARRIS EXPENSES 2009/10 !!
Keith Mann v Dr Death & The Oxford Animal Lab in The General Election
[2010 Aug] What’s Behind Ben Goldacre? By John Stone Dr Evan Harris, the former MP, who accompanied Brian Deer to make accusations against Andrew Wakefield and colleagues, and led a debate under privilege in the House of Commons making further allegations of unethical practices (HERE) is the son of paediatrician Prof Frank Harris who sat on the Committee on Safety in Medicines and the adverse reactions to vaccine committee ARVI in the early 1990s when Pluserix MMR vaccine had to be withdrawn (HERE) , (HERE) , (HERE).
[2010 June] Science is the New Politics: Evan Harris the bigger picture
[2010 April] MP Who Breached Patient Confidentiality Failed to Disclose Competing Interest in MMR Debate By John Stone
[2010 April] Oxford West & Abingdon: Are your Patient Records Safe with Evan Harris MP? By John Stone
[2010 March] Lancet Boss Failed to Disclosed Own Conflicts to Parliament while Denouncing Wakefield By John Stone
[2010 Feb] Patients' Voice Excluded From Homeopathy Investigation
UK Liberal Democrats Electoral Prospects Founder At Hands Of 'Dr Death', Evan
Dr Evan Harris MP
Liberal Democrat Pharma Rep 'Doctor Death'
Tagged 'Dr Death' by his colleagues and the UK national newspapers for his support of embryo experiments, Pharma Rep Dr Evan Harris MP, Liberal Democrat Science Minister, has now expanded his pharma promotions to rabidly attack his NHS colleagues on homeopathy. One would imagine that a major function of a Science and Technology Committee, of which Harris is a member, would be the careful and polite gathering of evidence from the expert witnesses asked to come before it and the sober reflection on and considered weighing of that evidence to arrive at a set of balanced recommendations. Dr Harris’s scandalous antics as a principal investigator at the homeopathy hearings suggest that, in his case, nothing could have been further from the truth. Watch the appalling Dr Harris on YouTube and make sure not to vote Liberal Democrat at the next election.
Sound bite Harris
Dr Evan Harris, Liberal Democrat MP, who has previously been a member of the research ethics committee in Oxford, said: “That the GMC has found Wakefield guilty of unapproved and unnecessary invasive tests, including spinal taps, on young children, is the most damning indictment possible. The findings of failure to declare financial interest are a secondary consideration.” [2010 Jan] Andrew Wakefield was 'dishonest and irresponsible' in MMR research by By Rebecca Smith
Dr Evan Harris, Liberal MP whose complaint led to the GMC investigation, said yesterday: "That the GMC has found Wakefield guilty of unapproved and unnecessary invasive tests on young children is the most damning indictment possible. The findings of failure to declare financial interest are a secondary consideration." [2010 Jan] Damning verdict on doctor who linked MMR with autism
Dr Evan Harris, the Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, said: “About 18 months ago I suggested to the Research Defence Society that there should be a demonstration. It’s important to show the research community we are on their side. There were, however, concerns about whether enough people would turn out and whether it would be provocative.”  Focus: A campaigning hero
Dr Evan Harris, the Liberal Democrat spokesman who complained to the GMC, believes the committee should have sought advice from an independent paediatrician. Instead, it asked a gastroenterologist colleague of Wakefield.....Harris said Wakefield's reputation and that of his campaign was "in tatters and it is sad that it has taken so long for this to be demonstrated.[2010 Jan] Andrew Wakefield found 'irresponsible' by GMC over MMR vaccine scare by Sarah Boseley
Dr Evan Harris, Liberal MP whose complaint led to the GMC investigation, said yesterday: "That the GMC has found Wakefield guilty of unapproved and unnecessary invasive tests on young children is the most damning indictment possible. The findings of failure to declare financial interest are a secondary consideration." [2010 Jan] Damning verdict on doctor who linked MMR with autism by Jeremy Laurance
|Posted - 11/04/2007 : 19:05:20
|Harris was Deer's accomplice when they
ambushed Andy Wakefield with their allegations in the Lancet offices in
February 2004, and was particularly free with his accusations about
unethical investigative procedures, although these were not upheld by
the Royal Free Hospital, Lancet, the Sunday Times or nearly all the
witnesses at the GMC hearing. As I recorded in the CiF blog Harris
presently lists Sense about Science as a benefactor in the register of
"I have been provided with the services of an intern to conduct research work and co-ordinate a project by Sense About Science, an independent charitable trust. (Registered 30 January 2007)"
But, of course, Sense About Science is bio-tech lobby organisation which list as its donors:
the ABPI, AstraZeneca plc, BBSRC, The Biochemical Society, Blackwell Publishing, BP plc, British Institute of Radiology, Dixons Group plc, Elsevier, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Garfield Weston, GE Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, Halifax Bank of Scotland, Health and Science Communication Trust, Institute of Physics, Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, John Innes Centre, John Innes Trust, Medical Research Council, NESTA, New Scientist, Oxford GlycoSciences plc, Pfizer plc, The Physiological Society, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Astronomical Society, Royal College of Radiology, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Royal Society of Chemistry, Science Careers.org, Social Issues Research Centre, The Society for Applied Microbiology, The Society for Endocrinology, The Society for General Microbiology, Unilever plc. Help with equipment, facilities and services has been received from: AXA Investment Management, Horticultural Research International, Institute of Biology, The Natural History Museum, Lord Stevenson of Coddenham, and WPP.
A web search reveals that Camberwell Carrot signifies a gigantic cannabis joint which featured in the 1986 cult movie 'Withnail and I'. The Carrot remarks at one point about Clifford Miller:
"hopefully not the same CliffordGMiller bombarding the the BMJ with other reams of piffle and referring to the MMR vaccine as "murder".."
Though, to the best of my knowledge Clifford never said this it resonates with a BMJ post of Brian Deer:
"A drastic pruning of the rapid responses is clearly right. In addition to the reasons given, the editors should note that in one tedious, tedious, area - the MMR debacle - countless BMJ rapid responses, essentially claiming that immunisation policies are a murderous conspiracy, have been routinely lifted wholesale and republished across the web as apparent content from a medical journal. What hapless parents are supposed to make of some of this stuff, seeming to carrying the authority of a prestigious British publication, god only knows. Call me censorious, but we should be glad to see the back of it."
Anyhow, the Carrot doe not sound like an innocent bystander.