Gerry Farrell: Why are you ignoring ME, Ms Robison?
The Edinburgh girl I’m interviewing today doesn’t want you to feel sorry for her. She wants you to feel angry. Emma Shorter, 23, is one of Scotland’s 21,000 ME sufferers. ME stands for “myalgic encephalomilitis” and is a systemic neuro-immune disease. The lazy name it’s been given is chronic fatigue syndrome. In the 80s, it was mockingly called yuppie flu in the media and sufferers were dubbed skivers.