I would like to suggest for some people the change in government in 2010 was a relieve about that could put their 'New Labour' politically correct phrase book away and start feeling relaxed to stay what they are think. Almost overnight disabled people went from being seen as valued contributors of society which needed discriminatory barriers removing, … Continue reading What do people really think? (about disabled people)
In terms of the current government cuts, I worry that it is very easy to demand cuts are not made on a specific service or benefit but it is often without taking responsibility for the consequences of stopping the cuts since to save one group from cuts, logic dictates another group must suffer since the reality the money … Continue reading Who pays for their demands?
As regular readers may know, I love doing a wide range of watersports. Wetsuits are clearly an must and I have a large collection to suit the range of activities I like doing. Another must is wetsuit boots for a number of reasons. I can not walk on any sort of rough ground without acting like … Continue reading I Love my Wetsuit Boots
The signs of spring are here and I am loving it. It is probably the most exciting time of the year as I know winter is over and I have the whole of the summer to look forward to. More sunlight means less depression means more energy mean happiness.A symptom of this time of year … Continue reading The signs of spring
If you carefully examine much of the campaigning done in the name of disabled people you will find that much of it assumes disabled people are second class citizens and reinforces this. By this, I mean it is often generally portrayed that people with impairments are poor, unemployed and have low expectations.While in specific definitions … Continue reading Second Class Assumptions
We have to acknowledge there are sections of society where due to long term unemployment people feel it is stupid to work when you can claim off the state. This is not something I read about on the web or seen in a documentary but rather I seen first hand when I lived on a rough … Continue reading Why is working so shameful for some?
This has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about the government's work experience scheme and a lot of accusations that it is wrong to force people on benefit to work and that it is in fact slavery. But is this the case.I am firstly happy to acknowledge the scheme is not perfect and … Continue reading Is unpaid work really unpaid?
I believe comedy is important for a lot of reasons as it is good for us to laugh and also to laugh at ourselves. While many readers of this passionate blog may see me as very serious about everything, I am actually very good at laughing at myself and I do not take everyday life … Continue reading Good to laugh
One thing which gets me extremely annoyed is when any kind of organisations lies especially when it relates to disability. My lying, I mean they can deliberate say someone which is untruth, or simply repeat a myth created by someone else, or just portray something as half empty when it is half full.A current falsehood … Continue reading Why do organisations lie?
I would like to see a society where nobody, especially disabled people, no longer feel sorry for themselves. I am not saying this is going to be easy but can't see why having a positive attitude can not be the norm.Being positive is not about smiling all the time or being passive but it is … Continue reading Making ‘poor me’ no more