Robert Walsh

Freelance writer from Cornwall

Disabled People Shunted Aside at Labour Party Conference.

Robert Walsh

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-b8e0-Labour-conference-Disabled-delegates-forced-out-of-front-row#.VCPIAfldVtw

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/disabled-labour-delegate-asked-to-move-to-make-way-for-partys-bright-young-things-9754437.html

So much for inclusiveness, respect and Labour being the party supporting vulnerable, sick and disabled people. I’d hoped that any post on my 39th birthday would be one of a cheerful nature. Well, sorry, but this one isn’t. I’m peeved. More than that, I’m angry. I shouldn’t be surprised. Labour’s the party with more spin than a washing machine or Pastor Maldonado’s F1 car (or any other car he’s racing, frankly), and I’m not surprised. I’m even more unsurprised than I usually am at the disabled being mistreated, especially by the party that began the process of welfare ‘reform’ and brought us ATOS in spite of ATOS lying in their tender documents before even winning the contract. But I am angry. Very, very angry.

The seats in question at this year’s Labour conference were reserved for disabled people. For people with mobility issues and suchlike. They were NOT…

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