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Simon Wessely to undertake Mental Health Injustice announced at Tory Conference

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Yogi, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. Yogi

    Yogi Senior Member

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    https://www.theguardian.com/politic...eech-conservative-party-conference-key-points

    Good opportunity to show that SW is the problem for people with mental health issues and he is a insurance/DWP stooge for cutting welfare and involved in biggest scandal in medicine PACE Trial, and for denying physical illnesses as mental or MUS and diverting and wasting mental health resources on ME patients causing physical and mental harm.

    Some are already commenting on the tweets above (click to see).

    The Conservative conference has been a major disaster this morning. The Prime Minister lost her voice and was coughing and spluttering and a prankster hander her the P45 (you're fired note) and even the letters fell off the conference board.

    Hilarious!! What a shit show! To top it off Sir Simon reviewing mental health injustices!

    You could not make this up. Everything else is falling apart so let's hope his empire falls apart as well from here on.

    http://news.sky.com/story/theresa-mays-nightmare-speech-focuses-on-british-dream-11066636

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41493370

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...party-conference-prime-minister-a7981931.html
     
  2. Cheshire

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  3. Yogi

    Yogi Senior Member

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  4. Wonko

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    The other side.
    Coz I's a bit dim

    edit - I may not be the only one :p (why's it in ME/CFS news instead of other news?)
     
  5. Yogi

    Yogi Senior Member

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    I should have placed in other health news!
     
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  6. NelliePledge

    NelliePledge plodder

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    will be interesting to see how the Guardian plays this one
     
  7. RogerBlack

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    SW has done some positive things.
    For example, co-wrote a useful bit for the DWP on treatment of vulnerable people, and how they should be dealt with. The DWP later dropped this guidance.
    Much of the CFS and other work varies between wholly unhelpful to actively harmful.
     
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  9. hinterland

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    SW has always been an effective operator, when it comes to cultivating the right people and furthering his career. I wonder if this recent appointment has anything to do with the views he set forth in the Daily Mail recently?
     
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    They are all hopeless, look how they handled the brexit thing, it will probably take them 10 years to get it done if it keeps going like it is, people have said if it was a private company it would have been done within 6 monthes,
    it shows they have little interest to work for the peoples interests and they are also happy to subvert national institutions etc for their own personal motives, I wouldn't even vote for farage though because he has shown he has no principles either.

    sometimes I think the american health system is better where its all private so the under performers sink to the bottom, people can just pay for what works and people like wessely don't get a free ride.
     
  11. Keith Geraghty

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    ..things like this make you know the UK is in trouble! How do we save the country from cronyism and ignorance?
     
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  12. hellytheelephant

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    SW!? Oh FFS!I didn't know the Tories could go lower in my estimation...but there you go!
     
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  13. Jonathan Edwards

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    It seems to me like a new version of Russian roulette. You have a party where everyone passes round poisoned chalices to each other. Pity poor Dr Wessely being invited to such a thing. He will probably spit it into he aspidistra but I doubt he will enjoy it.
     
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  14. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    Germany
     
  15. lansbergen

    lansbergen Senior Member

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    The Weasel an adviser maybe?
     
  16. Barry53

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    Hmm ... with luck this will prove to have an ambiguity she might not realise. Unless it's equivalent to her "foreign secretary manoeuvre" ... put someone where they cannot help making a complete 'arris of them self.
     
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  17. Stukindawski

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    The bigger you are, the harder the newspapers dig through your rubbish. :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Robert 1973

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    Feels like a carefully calculated stepping stone to the House of Lords. I wonder if he let it be known what the outcome would be when he proposed himself for this role.
     
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    the Irony!
     
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