I think political pressure to take the issues seriously is a good idea. If I remember they had no justification for dismissing Courtney's comments which included pointing out their own outcome switching. I think we need to be careful about the nature of the pressure. Basically they have done poor work and dismissed issues out of hand rather than dealing with them. It suggests weak governance from Cochrane and I think puts all their work in doubt and certainly should put their status as a trusted source in doubt. I think the NHS consider them as a trusted source so maybe pressure that way. Even if a challenge lead to them reviewing what they have said and was enough for them to know they are being observed and hence can't just do what is convenient for them. Was their editor (Tovey) friends with Wessely (I think Max on twitter found some association).