The court transcript from the case of PAL vs GMC, May 2004 before Judge Charles Harris is of interest
JUDGE HARRIS: For myself I don't really see why somebody complaining about the behaviour of doctors or the GMC, if that is what they are doing, why that should raise a question about their mental stability, unless anybody who wishes to criticise "the party" is automatically showing themselves to be mentally unstable because they don't agree with the point of view put forward on behalf of the GMC or the party.
MISS COLLIER: That in itself certainly would not be enough.
JUDGE HARRIS: It is like a totalitarian regime: anybody who criticises it is said to be prima facie mentally ill - what used to happen in Russia.
MISS COLLIER: My Lord, that is very far from the circumstances of this case.
JUDGE HARRIS: Of course it is ...
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
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