So freshman Liberal Democrat Julian Huppert has rankled Tom Harris with his patronising suggestion that MPs should undergo a science training course so that they are “able to understand the information they were being presented with”.
With a PhD in biological chemistry, brainbox Huppert churned out papers on such accessible topics as the “Prevalence of quadruplexes in the human genome”. He will presumably, therefore, understand the following notation:
ClCH2CH2Cl + 3 Cl2 → Cl2C=CCl2 + 4 HCl
According to Wikipedia (so it must be true), this is the chemical reaction to produce tetrachloroethylene, the chemical used in, erm, dry cleaning.