à propos

Today I am asking people to sign an e-petition if they are so minded.  Click link to open a new window:   Stop and review the cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families If you sign why not leave a comment.

It is with deep sadness that I report that one of the leaders of the ‘Responsible Reform Report’ , Sue Marsh has had a relapse and has had to be hospitalised.  she joins two of her colleagues who also burnt out with the effort and had to go into hospital.  You may have seen her a few days ago on Newsnight looking remarkably healthy  but the effort of putting the report together and publicising it has taken its toll.

I am reminded by something Martin Amis wrote but here I reproduce it with one word changed.

“When you become disabled….. When you become disabled, you find yourself auditioning for the role of a lifetime, then, after interminable rehearsals, you’re finally starring in a horror film – a talentless, irresponsible, and above all low-budget horror film.”

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