The British banking crisis was caused by bankers taking cocaine, according to the Government's former drugs tsar.
David Nutt, who was sacked in 2009 after saying there was 'not much
difference' between the dangers of taking ecstasy and horse riding, said
bankers who took cocaine became 'overconfident' and 'took more risks'.
He said cocaine suited their 'culture of excitement and drive and more and more and more' attitude.
The 61-year-old professor added that: 'Bankers use cocaine and got us into this terrible mess. It is a "more" drug,' The Daily Telegraph reported.
Nutt blamed drug-taking bankers for the current crisis in British
banking, as well as the 1995 collapse of Barings bank.
Controversial comments made by Professor Nutt, who is professor of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London, have made the headlines in the past.
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