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Richard Littlejohn On Jody McIntyre

December 14, 2010

I want to go to the demo…

Wheelchair-bound Jody Mcintyre has complained that he was beaten and manhandled by police during last week’s student fees protests.

But if he’s looking for sympathy, he’s come to the wrong place.

A man in a wheelchair is as entitled to demonstrate as anyone else. But he should have kept a safe distance.

Don't like it: Wheelchair-bound Jody McIntyre was wrong to complain about being mistreated at the student protestsDon’t like it: Wheelchair-bound Jody McIntyre was wrong to complain about being mistreated at the student protests 

Mcintyre put himself on offer and his brother pushed him into the front line. It’s not as if he didn’t know there was going to be trouble.

He was also at the last student demo in London and persuaded friends to hoist him on to the roof of the Millbank Tower. If his brakes had failed and he’d gone over the edge, who would he have blamed then?

Jody Mcintyre is like Andy from Little Britain.

‘Where do you want to go today, Jody?’

‘Riot.’

‘Are you sure? Wouldn’t you rather go to hear Bob Crow speak at the Methodist Central Hall. You like Bob Crow.’

‘Yeah, I know.’

‘So, we’ll go there, eh?’

‘Riot!’

‘Ken Livingstone will be there, too. He’s your favourite.’

‘Riot!’

‘All right, then.’

Five minutes later at the riot . . .

‘Don’t like it.’

Jody McIntyre has as much right as anyone else to be anywhere and do anything that he wishes to. He also has as much right as anyone else to be safe while he’s doing anything that he wishes to do. What if that was you or your family member? Wouldn’t you want them to express their opinion and still come back safe, Mr Littlejohn?


4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 14, 2010 11:43 am

    I think this article is symptomatic of the undermining of disabled people as equal citizens in our country in recent years. They are either classed as scrounging layabouts who steal from the state, fiddlers and fakers or second class citizens.

    Most of this skewed reviewing of disability in the UK has been perpetrated by the likes of The Daily Mail and certain BBC shows. Are people like Littlejohn frightened by the prospect of thousands of disabled people protesting on the streets about the draconian testing measures being introduced and the reviewing of DLA?

    Sticking the knife in now before they turn up en-mass to show the world how low this government has sunk in the way it treats it’s poor, weak and vulnerable.

  2. Andy permalink
    December 16, 2010 10:27 pm

    I have an equally well balanced unbiased opinion on this article:
    What a cunt you are, Littlejohn.

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