Asked about his "paranoia" in hospital, only coming out at night, protecting himself with a pen, Ian Brady said:
That's not paranoid. That's sensible precautions. I'm not protecting myself against the other inmates, I'm protecting myself against the staff.
In a captive environment, paranoia is unavoidable. Only the prison authorities call it paranoia, prisoners call it sensible precautions.
Moors murderer Ian Brady has been told he cannot be transferred to prison from the maximum security hospital where he is being held.
Yesterday, I said Ian Brady didn't strike me as having a "chilling or sinister" presence any more. I'm reviewing that opinion now.
Moors murderer Ian Brady has spoken publicly for the first time in almost 50 years while giving evidence at his mental health tribunal.