Listening to politicians today can be so disheartening, it seems as if there is no one ‘left’ to vote for.
Given that I am both disabled and a carer, I will be discussing issues that pertain to disability and the politics of disability.
I am particularly interested in the unwarranted and pernicious financial and personal attacks, first by the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition and later by the Conservative Party, upon the disabled as this contemptible ‘union of liars’ seek to prop up and secure the rich at the expense of the poor and vulnerable.
I hold Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and his party responsible for all that is falling upon the heads of the disabled and vulnerable within the UK. Those who see us as nothing more than a drain on the country could not have done it without you Mr Clegg.
And as to David Cameron – the self styled champion of disabled people. Well ‘Dave’ you should have known better, given your experiences, to act in the manner that you did. Your legacy is being written upon the gravestones of all the disabled people your policies killed.
And for the record – Labour didn’t exactly cover themselves with glory either. They introduced ATOS into the lives of the disabled – thus giving the Conservative and Liberal Democrat government a rod with which to beat us.
Therefore Labour shouldn’t, despite all that is being done in the name of the coalition, take the disabled vote for granted.
It is also my intention to use this Blog to discuss the history of Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands and promote the rights to self determination, in the light of recent Spanish and Argentine aggression, of the population of these two territories.
You will also find book and film reviews, articles and comment with regard to the arts, politics, history and the odd bit of science and philosophy.
“Mid-life male photographer meets young, nubile female student-cum-artistic muse – so far it’s old hat. But photographer turned playwright Christopher John Ball and co-writer Dean Sipling, whose background is film and television, bring the pairing into a thoroughly contemporary world of intercepted emails, sinister insinuation and sharp retorts. Their ‘guilty until proved innocent’ plot … is thoroughly watchable and believable – perhaps as a result of Ball’s professional insights and DS Dom Lucas’ services as police advisor to the production” Barbara Lewis – The Stage