Magazine
Latest Issue

The prisoner

Peter Wayne is banned from a conference on marginalisation and packed off back to Lindholme

It has been a month of turmoil and upheaval. Just when all seemed to be going swimmingly, and I was basking in the triumph of Mrs Michael Howard’s visit, a bolt struck from a volatile summer sky.

To begin at the beginning: there was a heated argument in one of our peer encounter groups (the “engine” of the therapeutic community) after Acko, a young Welsh miscreant with something of the Indian brave about him, called me a “cunt” and a “liar.” I flew at him with some equally unparliamentary expressions. He then crossed the group circle and landed a swift…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect