HomeBlogDWP/UNUM/ATOS SCANDAL ~ Professor Simon Wessely: ”It is only human for doctors to view the public as foolish, uncomprehending, hysterical or malingering”
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  • jed goodright September 9, 2012 at 10:22 am

    So here we have the definitive Paralympic Final Medal Table

    Number of Disabled People in Government 0
    Number of Disabled people in LOGOC 0
    Number of Disabled People in Sponsors 0
    Number of Disabled people in TV management 0
    Number of Disabled TV Presenters 1
    Number of Disabled Experts 0
    Number of Disabled Athletes Thousands

    It’s good to see the influence disabled people have at all levels of the Paralympics

    Somebody talk about legacy????

  • Andrew Healey September 9, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I invite these so called human beings to my home for a Sunday meal, once there myself and my friends will proceed to kick these bastards between their legs until we are all well and truly tired out and ready for a good nights sleep.Then our carers and family members can sit there and convince these pathetic amoebas that the excruciating pain they feel is all in their non existent minds. Just another clique of criminals thinking up ways of bamboozling our corrupt idiotic MP’s out of public money. Is there no one in parliament who is Decent, Honest, Trustworthy and Sane…

  • DAVID A SHAW September 9, 2012 at 11:03 am

    It is quite phenomenal that people such as those mentioned in this article are considered sane themselves. The reason i say this is that as going against all rational evidence from those who practice honest research into this subject,not only are they allowed to proliferate their vile and disgusting neo-fascist theories, but people believe them. And the reason for this ? Well its always good to hear a so called ‘expert’ give validation to a way of saving billions of pounds so that you and your chums can further line your pockets is it not ?

  • jed goodright September 9, 2012 at 11:16 am

    seen at Herr Wessleys’ tombstone:

    “I’m not dead I just froth a lot before resting”

  • jed goodright September 9, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Does this explain why politicians never answer the questions you put to them? They always answer the question they want to answer! I always could that denial and lying?

    USA has never ever provided useful accounts around social theory other than that of feminists writers through the 70s/80s. Robert Merton’s structuralism to JB Skinner’s behaviourism have provided nothing short of the ‘validity’ to every oppression known to man. These people and those who follow in their footsteps are appalling in their manifestation of being human. What are the links between BSP models and Scientology – they both are manifestations of fascism that the USA want to impose on the world.

  • clarebelz September 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I have never had a formal diagnosis of my illness, but suffer MS/ME/Fibromyalgia symptoms that are still deteriorating.

    Of the further 17 welfare reforms this government are planning there was one that caught my attention in the Guardian:

    ‘9. Requiring anyone on employment support allowance to improve their medical condition in return for benefits, for example, taking free physiotherapy if suffering from a bad back.’

    At the hands of a supposed ‘multi disciplinary’ team consisting of psychologists, physiotherapist, and pain specialists, at my local pain clinic who were trialing a new approach in the management of pain, I was bullied and coerced into agreeing to attend the clinic 2 full days per week; mornings spent exercising in the gym, and afternoons in ‘therapy’ or attending lectures on how pain is all in the mind.

    It was clear to me after a couple of sessions with their psychologist that it was the psychologists who were running the show there. At my first session with the psychologist, he told me that his gym sessions would cause me more pain, and they specifically wanted to bring on more of the spasms I suffer. I couldn’t believe that! I refused to attend 2 full days a week because I said that I could hardly manage just one hour. The psychologist asked if I would agree then just to have 8 sessions with him for an hour a week over 8 weeks that would help me manage my pain. I said that I would.

    In the first session with the psychologist her really messed me up bringing up painful things from my past which I had recovered from. He gave me some things to work on and I decided to fully engage with him. 10 minutes into the next session, he suddenly pushed my file away from him and said that he couldn’t help me unless I agreed to do the the 2 full days a week. I reiterated why that was impossible. He said that if I didn’t comply then he would cancel the rest of my therapy sessions, and I would not be allowed to attend the pain clinic again unless I agreed to the 2 day a week sessions. I declined.

    My greatest fear is that this government will use the excuse of needing people to improve their health to force people like me to attend these sessions, and consequently to sanction them when we find that impossible. After the first day I would be bed ridden, along with many others.

    I wrote about my experience more fully here:

    http://welfare-life-reformed.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/welfair-treatment.html#more

    • Findlow September 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      Sensible doctors like the ones in the BMA who unequivocally condemned the WCA really need to get onto the sort of practise you describe here, Clarebelz. As you know all too well from bitter experience, what these people are trying to force you to do is appallingly medically negligent. If they would bother to read up on some of the thousands of peer-reviewed research papers on ME which prove beyond doubt it is a serious physical illness, they would know this. I share your concerns that the government will make ESA claims contingent on enduring the so-called clinics you have written about. Very, very worrying. I hope you have some support from your GP, or at least, he or she is open to being educated about the biology behind ME, and why what you’re being forced to do at the clinic is like trying to force-feed a Type 1 diabetic sugary doughnuts, saying their pancreatic malfunction is all in the mind!

  • Aidan Walsh September 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    VERY SURPRISED HE HAS NOT BE CHARGED YET IN THE U.S.A. FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM SIMON ‘THE WEASLE’YET BUT HE WILL BE IT IS JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORED HE IS ARRESTED AND EXTRADITED BY THE F.B.I. HE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION NY THE DEPT. OF JUSTICE SO IS PETER WHITE…WE WILL READ ABOUT THIS IN NEWSPAPERS AND HAVE THE LAST LAUGHS…A LENGTHY PRISON SENTENCE IS FORTHCOMING FOR THE FRAUD ARTISTS PLUS PEOPLE ARE ALREADY FILING CIVIL SUITS AGAINST THEM AND INSURANCE INDUSTRIES AS WELL…IN THE END A CLASS ACTION SUIT WILL FOLLOW…

  • Aidan Walsh September 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    ‘WALKING TALL PART 3’ STARRING AIDAN WALSH COMING VERY SOON TO A THEATER NEAR YOU BASED ON A TRUE STORY IN THE MAKING…GREAT NEWS ALSO TO BE ANNOUNCED IN EARLY OCTOBER OF THIS YEAR AND LAST I WILL BE SUIENG SIMON WESSLEY AND PETER WHITE AND THE ENTIRE INSURANCE INDUSTRY FOR £25 MILLION POUNDS AND MY SOLICITORS WILL DEMAND A FULL CRIMINAL PUBLIC ENQUIRY AND PROSECUTION OF THESE CRIMINALS…NOT TO WORRY THEY WILL LEAVE THINGS OPEN FOR CIVIL FULL CLASS ACTION SUITS TO BE FOLLOWED IN COURTS OF LAW…MY SOLICITORS HAVE ALREADY MET WITH JUDGES AT THE HAGUE AND ITS POSSIBLE THIS WILL BE FILED IN THE HIGH COURTS IN LONDON…WE ARE ALSO REQUESTING THAT ALL GOVERNMENTS HEALTH SYSTEMS BE BROUGHT TO LIGHT ON THE DENIAL OF FUNDINGS AND ABUSE TO HUMANS AS WELL…CRIMINAL CHARGES WILL ALSO BE BROUGHT FORWARD AGAINST GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AS WELL AND CIVIL SUITS…THE U.S. DEPT OF JUSTICE TOGETHER WITH THE F.B.I. AND I BELIEVE INTERPOL IS ALSO INVOLVED AND ARE ALREADY INVESTIGATING THESE CRIMINAL WRONGDOINGS AND FRAUDS ALSO THE $10 MILLION DOLLARS THAT WENT MISSING AT THE N.I.H. FOR FUNDING CHARGES ALSO ARE BEING BROUGHT FORWARD…BEST WISHES GOD BLESS…JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE TRUTH COMES OUT AND THESE CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS UNFOLD…BY THE WAY NUMEROUS FAMILY MEMBERS WITHIN THESE POLICE FORCES AND ALSO HIGH RANKING MEMBERS OG THE DEPT. OF JUSTICE ARE ALSO AFFECTED BY THESE ILLNESSES ANS SOME HAVE DIED AND YES NUMEROUS ONES HAVE ALSO BE ABUSED IR DENIED TO THEIR LOVED ONES AND LAST TOP OFFICIALS WITHIN THE PENTAGON ARE ALSO INVOLVED IN PASSING INFORMATION ON TH THESE POLICE AGENCIES AND DEPT OF JUSTICE…PEOPLE ARE FURIOUS AND TRUST ME NOW ‘HEADS ARE GOING TO SPIN AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF HANDCUFFS TO GO AROUND’ ‘WALKING TALL PART 3’ WILL COME TO A TRUE STORY SOON… BLESSES HANG IN THERE GREAT NEWS COMING IN OCTOBER PROVES A PHYSICAL CAUSE….NOT IN ONE’S HEAD LIKE THIS ‘ASS’ SAYS…GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU….

  • Findlow September 9, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Black Triangle – thank you so much for bringing all this information together here. Many people affected by these attitudes and policies still have absolutely no idea at all what a pack of hogwash they are based on. Yet as we know all to well, the effect is devastating. I long to see the day when this scandal is truly in the mainstream public domain, and that the British people get an apology from the government like the Norwegians have. I fear it will be a very long wait…..

  • jed goodright September 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    ……… and so the abomination that has bee the atos parlympic games comes to an end. The inspiation for the closing ceremony coming straight from David Cameron’s innermost being ….. the spirit of what can be done versus the spirit of what can’t ….. not interested in watching anymore. This is like a revival meeting were the sinners are chastised and only the godly will get to heaven. Only those that can will see heaven dawn in their midst …… and coldplay still to come ….. who won the war?

    I am minded of the Jesssie Owen Olympics – here it is, writ large in TeamUK colours and I am ashamed … this is grotesque …. I SAID GROTESQUE ….. work will set you free ….. what has become of this country?

  • Mary Schweitzer September 10, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Thank you for posting this with the references. UNUM built up the concept of “medically unexplained symptoms” (MUS) with this crew of psychiatrists, and when they learned they could get away with denying claims on this basis, expanded it from M.E. and CFS to other so-called (MUS) conditions, including many conditions involving crippling pain.

    Not only were Wessely, Sharpe, White, and Chalder advising NHS, they were heavily involved in creating the US CDC’s program on CFS for the past 20 years, with no references to possible conflicts of interest. Most recently, Peter White, CMO of Scottish Provident and Swiss RE (a multinational re-insurance company) served on the three-member committee to create a five-year plan on CFS for CDC. It is no coincidence that the only link from CDC’s informational materials and website to an external clinic is to St. Bart’s, Peter White’s psychiatric clinic in Lomdon, to explain “Graded Exercise Therapy” – even while the co-author of critical research showing why forced exercise is so dangerous for patients with this disease, Chis Snell, was chair of CFSAC, HHS’s advisory committee on M.E. And CFS. (CDC is housed within HHS, as is NIH).

    NIH’s policies on “CFS” were heavily unfluenced by the late Stephen Straus, a great friend of the Wesselyite group, who insisted that there was no evidence of physical abnormalities and that therefore the disease was a form of somaticizing (tho he was a virologist). As a result, NIH has spent virtually nothing on a disease that affects one million adult Americans – only 15% of whom have any diagnosis.

    I know patients who have been sick over 30 years; they were professionals, now they are impoverished and unable to get any care. I know adults in their 40s who became sick in their teens – they never went to college, had a career, got married, had children, and are facing poverty and unknown medical complications as they age.

    There has long been evidence that this disease is contagious at some point in it’s course, that it can cut short the lives of patients – no one knows about the worst, about heart attacks at a young age, feeding tubes, rare lymphomas, and patients dying simply because too may organs are under attack. How can CDC and NHS ignore this? They have allowed a vicious disease to spread unabated, apparently to save a few short-run bucks.

    This is an international disgrace, and the degree of coordination is chilling.

    Thank you again for bringing it to people’s attention.

  • pete September 10, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Who remembers George Bush saying – you’re either with us or against us? So has ended the biggest propaganda exercise in peacetime Britain – we are now reclassified as terrorists or fakers or scroungers – authenticated by the elites because it is they who do the reclassifying of the people.

    The paralympic games has been a wonderfully successful exercise in reclassifying people. Coe ends his speech last night decalring disability will no longer be the same.

    My friends we now enter a new era of persecution – because we have seen on tv that disabled people can do things. Cameron reinforced the notion of it not being about what we can’t do but what we can – in interview on channel4 he even turned the death of his own child into a propaganda piece. The man is what used to be called clinically insane but today is called prime minister

    We may as well all go find somewhere to die.

  • polly September 10, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Wessely has so much to answer for , I really hope I live to see the day he is hauled before the courts . hes wrecked lives , left a trail of devastation and meanwhile hes laughing all the way to the bank living a more than adeqaute lifestyle off the backs of other peoples misery , but of course he will claim he was merely trying to help people . Yet in reality he mocks and belittles seriously ill people , influences politics , medical treatment , guidelines and insurance companies . He also has some controll over what appears in the press via the science media centre infact our simon has got his hands well and truly stuck in more than enough pies . Hes played a huge part in denying gulf war syndrome , made out the folks who were poisoned by aluminium at camleford were hysterical infact he would turn every single bloody illness going into some kind of psychological disorder given half a chance . He denies scientific findings from biomedical research yet his theories which are basically his ideas are seen as gospel , but then biomedical research findings cost money to treat his ludicrous theories save money just about says it all really .

  • Humanity2012 September 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Utterly Utterly Out of Touch the Drivel from Wessely is

    The Arrogance shown makes me Very Angry and Disgusted

    We Need Better than this Present Cuckooland State of Affairs

  • Lydia September 10, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    There’s a petition against the psychiatrists being in charge here: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/37117

  • Jane September 11, 2012 at 10:06 am

    This story is what is wrong with our society in a nutshell. People with power work out ways to make/take money from the masses, with a total disregard to the human misery and economic consequences of thousands of individuals who hence suffer unnecessarily from what should be treatable illnesses.

    They work in mysterious ways, their pockets to enrich, while the world goes to hell in a handcart.

  • Peter Nicholls December 1, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Read as much as I could of that book on ‘look inside me’. and wow. positive thought, bio-psychological or what ever it is called has replaced witch-doctory, quackery, superstition, star gazing!!!!!!!

    It’s sick.

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