I agree we need the patient organisations to take sides on our behalf when things like this occur.
On the whole I think the MEA does that pretty well. They are clear in criticising the BPS, CBT/GET approach and supporting and funding good biomedical research. And @charles shepherd does a lot of good work on our behalf in the APPG and trying to get the NICE guidelines changed etc.
I just wish they would make it clear where they stand whenever they post anything controversial on their website, so those not 'in the know' are not misled. I spent many years with the MEA website as my only source if info about ME, and had no idea just what a disaster was unfolding around me and the perpetrators of it. I hadn't heard of Simon Wessely and if I'd listened to that broadcast, I would have been upset by his attitude, and more than a little confused.
I'm a member of the MEA, so I guess I should write to them about this, rather than whingeing in here.