On The Eve Of The Paralympics, Our Editor Calls For #RightsAndGames
A personal opinion on the Paralympics:
There are some very respected disability campaigners who this week are protesting against the Paralympics because they would rather have rights for disabled people, and disability benefits, than the Games.
I completely understand the point these campaigners are making. However, I strongly believe that all disabled people should be fully supported to do anything they find interesting. Personally, I’m no Paralympian, but if, for you, that’s Paralympic sport, I’ll gladly sit on the edge of my sofa cheering you on.
All I will ask in return is that when you come home, you use your high profile to fight for improvements in the lives of the whole disability community.
On the eve of the Paralympics, I call for #RightsandGames.
I wish all the Paralympians lots of fun, friendship, safety and success. May the fastest wheelchair (or blade) win!