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Above is advice given by the lecturers' union. But when I started off by telling Hancock that matters had been delayed because I found it hard to fully concentrate on my case because it 'gets me down' so much, he immediately replied: "this is rubbish, isn't it". My meeting with Hancock was on a Saturday morning and the outcome was such that I entered a full-scale depression from which I was only fully emerging on Tuesday evening. This is not a state of mind that I can gladly endure too often, and I can't do too much to prevent this state of mind other than delaying this 'unpleasant task' of dealing with my complaint (as implied above).

A technique used by the British Government, as described by Private Eye, which is basically the same technique used by Newcastle University on me