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A Disappointing Development

January 7, 2009

Anyone who read this post will  know how I felt last year about the UK government’s refusal to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD.) Everything I wrote back in November is still true, so I won’t repeat myself. The government had said they were going to ratify the Convention by the end of December 2008. However, now they are saying that they have delayed ratification, and that this will now happen in Spring 2009. I would like to believe this, and to say ‘better late than never.’ And, of course, it will be better late than never if it helps even one person in any way when it is finally ratified. But I must admit that I am very disappointed that the government has delayed the ratification of what so many people see as a very important Convention. I only hope that they don’t find reasons to delay it again in the spring.


This post is part of the Inclusion Rules! debate at Same Difference.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 11, 2009 8:27 pm

    This is one of the most cynical and power-hungry governments in history. They will only ratify it if they think that it will benefit themselves.


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