Category Archives: Disability

Living with an invisible disability

I read a letter in our local paper recently, in which someone was complaining about what he called the “misuse” of the disabled Blue Badge parking scheme. He claimed to have seen many people, with Blue Badges, park in our … Continue reading

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Do we really need the welfare state?

A few days ago, a complimentary therapist told my wife that she thinks we should get rid of the welfare state and rely on charities to help those in need. This was during a discussion about the rise in the … Continue reading

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Remembering the forgotten victims of the Holocaust

Yesterday was Holocaust Memorial Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. It is essential that we never forget the Holocaust and the horrible mechanisation and normalisation of genocide which it engendered. Six million Jews were killed, and … Continue reading

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An unexpected meeting

A few weeks ago, I was in the town centre for the Farmer’s Market. I was dressed in my full morris dancing band kit and handing out flyers for our upcoming workshop. I knew I looked pretty unusual, and that … Continue reading

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The Equal Marriage Debate – it’s all in a name

Today, MPs ┬áin Westminster will be having a free vote on whether to pass the Marriage (Same-sex couples) Bill, which the coalition government really want to push through as soon as possible. As many of you who read this blog … Continue reading

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British Social Attitudes Survey 2012 – a worrying trend

Today, the latest British Social Attitudes Survey (for 2011 to 2012) has been released. If you want to read it in full, click here. I am intending to deal with one section of it in this post – attitudes to … Continue reading

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