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Cameron Confronted By Angry Father Of DisAbled Child

April 27, 2010

Ha! I couldn’t agree more with special father Jonathan Bartley, who confronted David Cameron on the campaign trail today about his policies for the education of disabled children.

Here is a video of the incident.

And here is Jonathan Bartley’s written account of the incident, originally posted this afternoon at  Ekklesia.

Channel 4’s FactCheck blogger, Cathy Newman, also checked out Cameron’s policy on special education after this incident. She reports her findings here.

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

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Ron Williams permalink
    May 10, 2010 5:40 pm

    I watched Jonathon Bartley’s conversation with David Cameron on the news, and felt it was totally confrontational, as were his views and disposition on this Sunday’s BBC programme, The Big Questions. I have every sympathy and support for some of Jonathon’s views, but his aggression is very offputting, it is not the only, or best way, of getting things done.

    Throughout my ministry I have been involved with families with children who are disadvantaged by a variety of special needs, and have deep respect and admiration for them. Also, I have been more closely affected by it than he would know, however, you catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar. Verbally assaulting people when they have not the time nor opportunity to adequately respond hardly helps the cause, and only serves to irritate listeners and viewers.

    I do hope that Jonathon will find a more attractive way of communication in the future, this could result in greater results, which his cause deserves.


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