Wessely has all but admitted the PACE study was a construct to influence the NIH in the USA in his latest blog: http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?threads/the-mental-elf-simon-wessely-on-pace.40993/. Given the links between the Wessely group and the UK Research Collaborative and commercial insurance interests, there is an increasing likelihood that the Collaborative is another construct to restrict, rather than advance biological research into ME. It would appear that the Collaborative is firmly under the control of the Wessely group This would also weaken claims by the MEA that they are trying to effect changes from within. So is it time for the MEA to leave the Collaborative? I am floating this as a discussion topic, but it could be turned into a petition.