The very recent election has lead me to fully commit myself to being an active Tory. I have always been interested in making a big difference in improving the life experiences and opportunities of people with significant impairments, and getting involved in mainstream politics is the next step in doing this. Labour has chosen a … Continue reading Tories like myself can reclaim the disability agenda
Now I have reframed my job as an inclusion consultant, I thought it was important for me to properly explain what I mean by the term. While inclusion is often used in terms of the education of children with impairments, I am using the term to relate to providing all people with impairments an equal … Continue reading What the hell is Inclusion?
Now the election is over, it is time for me to get on with my own life and try to find some paid work. In this small period of calm before we become busy again, I wanted to tell you about ‘Having Pride’, my life story as someone who can be accurately and cheekily be … Continue reading The life story of a drooling spastic
This election has been extremely bitter in terms of my relationship with other so-called ‘disability activists’. It has shown to me how successful the left wing sick movement has been in hijacking the disability agenda, booting out real disabled people with real issues, so those who can work but moan how stressful life is can … Continue reading This election has shown how toxic (less real) disability has become
I want to take a week off politics to talk about a new idea I have been considering regarding independence for disabled people. Independence is a confusing term in relation to disabled people. There has been two main definitions of independence.The first definition can be seen as connected to the medical model of disability. Here, … Continue reading Redefining Independence for Disabled People
I wanted to explain properly why I am voting Tory as someone with significant impairments. I am very aware that in doing so, I am most likely to be subjected to a torrid of abuse from other ‘disabled’ activists but this simply shows how Corbyn has permitted sheer hatred to enter mainstream politics.I think it … Continue reading Why am I voting Tory as a disabled person
As I have said previously, one of the reasons I am not voting Labour is that during a Lobby at Portcullis House on the Assisted Dying Bill, my Labour MP was unwilling to even pretend o show me that he was interested in my concerns and the fact I want my right to live to … Continue reading Labour disabled activists seem to support legalising killing disabled people
While this election will be remembered as the Brexit election it has not stopped many disabled activists from trying to bring their concerns of the welfare reforms to the forefront. While campaigns like #cripthevoteuk proclaim themselves as non-partisan, it is clear that it is in reality a left-wing rant against the Tories. For these activists, … Continue reading Labour is not the party for all disabled people
A recent report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (an organisation I am trusting less and less) suggested that things have got worse for people with impairments in a number of areas. This is based on an analysis of a whole range of reports that fit in the current fashion of being negative and … Continue reading Has things really got worse for dysabled people?
New products for View Blog April 2017 I am a leading independent dysability issues consultant, researcher, trainer, controversial inclusion activist, campaigner, and social change agent, based in Coventry (UK) with vast experience and expertise in a wide range of fields including dysability equality, independent living, health policy, social care, lifestyle advocacy, employing personal assistants and … Continue reading Having Pride, Understand Tips and more