Category Archives: Equality

Irrelevance

At the time of the general election earlier this year, the membership level of the Labour party (which, despite protestations of the leadership and the media, has been at least centre-Right since 1995) was around 200,000. Four months later, and … Continue reading

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Election Aftermath

That was the worst possible result from almost any perspective. From the perspective of anyone who cares about the environment, social justice and equality, economic recovery, the quality of life of the vast majority of people in the country (particularly … Continue reading

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Election 2015

I suspect you’d either have to be living under a rock or in a foreign country to not realise that the UK is going to have a general election in a few days. It will be the most important general … Continue reading

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Disabled Privilege

Being privileged is not something you associate with being disabled. Nevertheless, it exists, if only in a vague roundabout way. And it starts with a piece of legislation designed to eliminate privilege – the Disability Discrimination Act. This piece of … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy

I was watching an episode of Jeeves & Wooster the other day. It was one of the ones in America, and Bertie’s fearsome Aunt Agatha has come to stay. At the start of the episode she had given Bertie the … Continue reading

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Normal People

It occurs to me that I know very few “normal” people. By “normal”, I mean what the mainstream media think of as “normal”, and try and promote as such: White, Anglo-Saxon, heterosexual male with no physical or mental disabilities and … Continue reading

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State of Mind

I am disabled: I have a neurological condition that severely inhibits my ability to recognise non-verbal communication, increases my anxiety in new social situations or with large groups of unknown people. I am not registered as disabled: I claim ESA … Continue reading

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