So the CMRC has now confirmed this to David Tuller which he has written about in his latest blog post - http://www.virology.ws/2017/05/15/t...mrc-affirms-full-support-for-libelous-esther/ This is despite the awful anti-patient speech that she gave at the recent BRS conference - see http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...-how-to-deal-with-anti-science-brs2017.51066/ The statement issued by the CMRC concludes [My bolding] Surely if they wanted to alleviate the suffering of ME patients then they would make an attempt to explain away the speech by Crawley or even actually condemn the patient insulting, data hiding encouraging and libellous speech itself (OK, I know that second option is never going to happen). In all of this, we haven't heard a thing from the three patient charities involved in the CMRC - Action for ME, the ME Association and ME Research UK. We can encourage them to commit to a public position by contacting them individually to express our own view on this situation. Please, for the moment at least, be firm but polite, as chances are the person you will be directly contacting will not be the person responsible for decision making. Action for ME: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/actionforme/posts/ - Can post to their page or message them Email email@example.com ME Association Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pg/ME-Association-171411469583186/posts/ - Post to page or message. Email firstname.lastname@example.org ME Research UK Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MEResearchUK/ - Message only. Email email@example.com (Yes, this is their listed email address) Please remember that we want the organisations that claim to speak and represent us to make their positions known, my suggestion is at the moment we ask for this and explain what our views are.