UK Disability – the New Holocaust 2014

In 1945 the Labour Party came to power on a Socialist ticket. The instigation of disability related benefits, the blind tax allowance, and employment schemes such as the now defunct Remploy, were all designed to cater for the tens of thousands of ex-servicemen who had suffered disfigurement, loss of limb, loss of eyesight, and a plethora of other debilitating injuries. In the process of these revolutionary changes, those born with disabilities also benefitted from these improvements provided through the Welfare State and the National Health Service.

London Borough of Sutton Attacks Disabled Parking

On November the 1st, 2013, the Parking Services department of Sutton Council issued a letter to all Blue Badge Holders within the Borough, stating that residents of the exclusive Belmont area of the city have requested that Sutton Council revoke the right of disabled vehicle owners to park in permit parking bays in the area. Blue Badge Holders are informed that Ward Counsellors are in support of this measure and that Sutton Council will soon be amending the parking law. Disabled people living in the area in question have not been consulted, nor have disabled people living in the Borough in general. The local non-disabled residents of Belmont have expressed a dislike for the presence of those with disabilities legally parking in the area.