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Next on May's legacy tour? Pretending to care about disabled people

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25.06.2019

Apparently, Theresa May has woken up to the fact that lots of Britons have disabilities, and, as part of her “Gimme Me A Legacy” UK tour (the European dates have been cancelled), she wants to pretend that she cares about us.

Cue a “new drive to tackle barriers faced by disabled people”, released with fanfare in an attempt for the initiative to elbow its way into a news agenda currently dominated by the horror show that is Boris Johnson’s bid for PM.

Included is the promise of higher accessibility standards for new homes and an overhaul of statutory sick pay to help those on lower incomes. Best of all, we're promised, wait for it, a new “Equalities Hub” in the Cabinet Office that will put disability policy “at the heart of government”.

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“INJUSTICES (Number 10’s capitals) faced by disabled people in the workplace, at home and in the community will be tackled head-on,” we are told.

I find that it’s usually sensible for me to have a sick bag to........

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