Before any of us gets too smug in our opinion, it's worth mentioning that this issue will probably have a political resolution. It may become a moot point whether SC had a recognized charter between 2000 and 2003, especially if there is no disagreement about it having a recogniozed charter from 2003 to the present. The GMC has been facing pressure from the physicians within the UK to ease the process for FMG's to practice in the UK. While that matter is tangential to the SC issue, the political spill-over cannot be denied. That's why I have said that none of us really knows what the issues are. I doubt that it has remained a simple matter of documentation and dates.
Life is sexually transmitted.