Before I receive any further bollocks from dissenters who are now So Sorry About What Happened, So Glad That My Name Has Been Cleared and How I So Narrowly Escaped A Lobotomy, may I remind everyone of the letter that Brown wrote in 1984, as Wood continued to confront me with a stony face and flatly refused to investigate my complaint about Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist?
Brown’s letter to Wood contained the following:
‘…Gwynne Williams approached the consultation with considerable prejudice and after a 20 minute meeting in which no rapport was established bandied around psychiatric diagnoses on the basis of discredited psychoanalytic theory… If even half of the first hand accounts of this man’s insensitivity and incompetence are true, he should not be in his current job… Gwynne Williams has caused Sally a great deal of distress and had she seen the more competent Dr Francis in the first place, much of this distress could have been avoided… Loyalty to one’s colleagues is admirable but loyalty can be misplaced and your first duty I feel should be the welfare of your patients…’
Brown wrote the letter after I had seen Tony Francis twice, before Tony began doing and saying a few strange things, became very unpleasant and told bare-faced lies when confronted. Tony’s social skills, in 1984, were so much better than those of his colleagues that they carried him through a great deal.
Brown’s letter also reminded Wood that Brown was a little concerned at some of the comments that Wood had felt able to make about me and that ‘the rarefied atmosphere of dinner parties and squash clubs ill-prepares us for understanding other subcultures..’
The security services knew about that letter, they almost certainly had a copy themselves and just look at what followed. At the time, was Brown a man of 21, looking after his mother, his younger brother and me, on very little income, while gangsters were threatening to murder him, publishing his early academic work and taking on building work to help with our finances? No. According to Wood, Brown was an ‘unemployed sociology student’. I’m only surprised that Wood didn’t mention Brown’s Long Hair And Beard and explain that he was a Layabout.
Brown is still waiting for a reply to his letter.