Sympathetic article in today's Times describing how the new IB test is being piloted in Burnley. Sounds horrific: four out of five rejections taken up by the Citizens' Advice Bureau overturned on appeal indicating the IB system is ineffective & dishonest. Most interesting for us is that the two patients featured, at some length, are first a CFS sufferer and then someone with MS. Later in the coverage, Paul Farmer (chief exec of Mind, but hey ho) describes ME and MS as being examples of debilitating illnesses (but he's not talking about any depression angle). A surprisingly sympathetic bit of coverage from the Times, considering how poor they have been on coverage of XMRV and any biomedical stuff. The article is on pp. 28-29.