Disabled People Should ‘Have Their Own Airline’ Writes Man To His Local Newspaper
Same Difference believes that blogging is about expressing opinions. So we publish all sorts of opinions on many disability issues.
However, sometimes, like this, it is very important for us to stress that publication does not equal agreement!
A letter which states disabled people should have their own airline to avoid “holding people up” has been received by the Visiter from a Southport resident.
The vile letter which starts on the subject of the possible loss of the direct link between Southport and Manchester Airport, soon descends into a hate-filled rant about disabled people and that they are “the people who are complaining the most”
The writer then turns his attention to overweight people saying “I wouldn’t travel on a plane if I was fat either, I would be too embarrassed.”
The full page rant as a whole reads:
” I don’t know why people keep lamenting the loss of a direct rail link between Southport and Manchester Airport.
“If it is cut, all people have to do is change at Salford Crescent, it is no big deal and the inconvenience is minimal.
“And Victoria station is much nearer to the shops than Manchester Piccadilly station is.
“I suppose the people who are complaining the most are the disabled, but they shouldn’t be going to airports at all.
“If I was disabled and I couldn’t walk properly and quickly I wouldn’t dream of attempting to get on a plane.
“I would be too ashamed and racked with guilt in the knowledge that I am holding everybody up and getting in their way.
“I wouldn’t travel on a plane if I was fat either, I would be too embarrassed .
“Air travel is supposed to speed things up, not slow everybody down.
“If the disabled insist on travelling by plane they should have their own airline, just like the Paralympics compliments the Olympics.”