It hasn’t been a particularly active day in politics, mostly surfing on the results of the previous one, but there’s been one or two developments of possible relevance to the CaSE #SciVote campaign to better science policy, profile and funding.
The Scottish Nationalist Party has responded to the CaSE letter to the leaders and produced a document outlining their own science policy. CaSE also have mention of how science crept into the Leaders’ Debate. Alongside this, the Guardian has been posing a series of science questions to the main parties. In the rush yesterday, I forgot to point out the Green party’s response here and the analysis of it here. The Labour party answers would’ve been today, but have been delayed until Monday.
Finally, a special mention for Lib Dem Evan Harris, presently under attack from an anti-science group. As with the lay scientist blog article that links to, I’m not a Lib Dem voter, but there’s no justification for the sorts of things being brought into that campaign against him.