He's a nice chap but my answer is Yes
Watch the live broadcast of the physics Nobel ceremony now.Two days ago, The Guardian published an interesting interview with Peter Higgs:
I turned it off once a woman talked about "darkness" and mentioned energy-saving light bulbs, sorry, this was just over the edge. What does this junk have to do with the Higgs boson?
But he says he would have been sacked – and he has been almost sacked several times at a few points in the past – because he wouldn't be productive enough for the current system. I tend to think he is right and – although it will be inconvenient for the numerous fans he has earned – I think that the system might be right to fire him.