Scandalous All Party Parliamentary Group On
This was the first All Party Parliamentary Group on M.E (APPGME) meeting I'd ever been able to attend and I've now seen for myself how the APPGME operates. Worst of all was the surprisingly unprofessional and unhelpful behaviour of the Chairman, Des Turner MP and the Secretary, the Countess of Mar, right at the start of the meeting. Dr Charles Shepherd of the discredited Myalgic 'Encephalopathy' Association (MEA) has produced an account of the meeting on the MEA website that is false. It is not just a distortion of the facts, it is blatantly wrong. This meeting "got off to an extremely regrettable start", alright - but not because of the M.E. patients present; it was thanks to the Chairman's and Secretary's inability to control themselves. The salaries of the public figures involved now published. And it's the sick and disabled these people are supposed to help who are branded "benefits scroungers"?
John Sayer, Chairman, M.E. Support, Norfolk
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