There’s a lot of intellectualising about Ukip at present, but a simple truth is that they’re not very nice people.
A court can only deter and punish, not challenge prevailing mindsets.
Cases like that of “Baby Gammy” or the adoptive mother who allegedly turned down a baby because it was born with a disability are welcome distractions from the bigger, deeper problems faced by parents and disabled children under austerity.
Parents receiving a pre-natal diagnosis of Down’s syndrome are faced with an awful dilemma and need our care and support. They do not need pseudo-morality and outdated stereotypes.
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column.
The UK is ready to see far more people on TV who do not conform to the able-bodied ideal of what people on TV should look like.
When faced with steps, it is not the need to use a wheelchair that makes the person disabled – it is the fact no one has thought to build a ramp.
Disabled people have seen their dignity and their budgets shredded under this government; Labour is looking to challenge this.
In matters of sex, sexuality and political campaigning, the resurgence of mainstream feminism overlooks disabled women, who are left with the “half-life” of slicing their identity.
According to new research by disability charity Scope out today, 67 per cent of people feel uncomfortable when talking to a disabled person. This awkwardness stems from ignorance and fear, and the awkward truth is we'll need time, money and whole lot of effort to change attitudes.