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Petition Calling For Apology From Liz Kendall For Recent Comment About Disabled People

August 17, 2015

I signed this last night:

Liz Kendall on BBC News today

“Yes we must support the disabled, but we must support ordinary people as well.”

 

We demand Kendall withdraws this statement and apologises.

Disabled People are disabled by barriers which block their equal participation in society

Those barrier include attitudes such this one by Kendall

Language which implies we are outside the ordinary, abnormal or lesser people allows cuts in our benefits, the abolition of the ILF and even Hate Crime and murder to be tolerated.

Removing the barriers including the attitudes is the first step towards equality

6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 17, 2015 12:21 am

    That is the main problem with the majority of all mp’s and is endemic in society today as a whole

  2. SamBC permalink
    August 17, 2015 9:38 am

    I’m trying to find the context of this statement. I want to try and understand what she was actually getting at.

  3. Alec permalink
    August 17, 2015 12:57 pm

    SamBC, what she actually said was “We need to support the weak, vulnerable and suffering but ordinary people too”.

    The meme seems to have started with this cheap polemicist:

    Given that the petitioner is prepared to misrepresent her statements to the point of doctoring them, there isn’t much point in taking whatever they have to say seriously, I think.

  4. Gerry permalink
    August 17, 2015 2:46 pm

    Weak, vulnerable and suffering people are ‘ordinary’ people too!

    • Alec permalink
      August 17, 2015 2:50 pm

      The why the need to lie about what she said?

      You know full well what she meant and did not mean.

  5. cam permalink
    August 17, 2015 5:02 pm

    stupid, insensitive, eejit woman!

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