Monday, 22 February 2010

Wheelchairs Of Hate


Biased BBC works tirelessly to alert a sleeping world to the dangers of enjoying The BBC, and we are all grateful for that service.


But its star writer David Vance makes sure that no stone remains unturned in his all-round quest for justice. Today he demands to know why disabled people have it so damned easy:


Interested to read that hundreds of thousands of prime parking spaces in shopping centres are unused because of a legal obligation to provide four times as many disabled bays than are actually needed.


Shocking. Cripples crowding us out of pole position in the Tesco parking lot.


Supermarkets, shopping centres and leisure centres must allocate up to 6 per cent of their parking bays for disabled badge holders


Up to six per cent? That means it's often less….


even though just 1.4 per cent of the population is registered disabled.


Though they might just have a disproportionate need to use cars for shopping.


This means the priority spaces - which must be near to an entrance to shops - are rarely full, while millions of mothers and fathers with young children must fight for a meagre number of designated ' parent and child' spaces.


A terrifying sight, shopping in the UK: Millions of families scrapping over the privilege of wheeling a trolley 20 yards less.


Who has made the legal decision that "up to" 6% of parking bays should be allocated to the disabled?


Probably Gordon Brown. He's apparently an emotional cripple.


In some supermarkets I notice that able-bodied parking is often well away from the stores. Is this fair?


Not at all. And you know what? The able-bodied are probably white, Christian heterosexuals, too. Broken Britain, I call it. Perhaps Pete Moore has an explanation.


It's planning law, no doubt drafted after lobbyists tapped up civil servants.


Wheelchair users: Up there with bankers, arms manufacturers and pharmaceutical multinationals in the no-expense-spared ear-bending stakes.


Ross speaks for many of us.


I don't mind disabled parking, there may be a bit too much but I can't say I've noticed it that much. What I do object to is the "Parent & Child" bays. Why do they get special treatment?


Yeah. Why should a woman with a pregnancy bump, a weepy toddler and a buggy need any kind of special treatment? Whingers.


I think they should put the disabled parking a mile away from the shop, that way no one will be tempted to use them improperly.


Outstanding. And there is a slight danger that you might not be joking. What do you think, Colm?


Just wait until the authorities launch 'LGBT' parking spaces only :)


Love the smiley. But there was no need - you had me at the first apostrophe. Let's give the last word to The Phantom, who has all this rights nonsense summed up beautifully.


And the " mothers and kids " stuff is beyond bullshit. There are obviously way too many dreaming up disabilities and rights and new privileges to be had by people who don't need them and who don't necessarily want them.


Rights. Wasted on almost everybody.


5 comments:

  1. JESUS CHRIS RAAAAAARGGGH22 February 2010 at 12:00

    GAAAAAHHHHH! FUCKING CRIPPLES!!! FUCKING COMING OVER HERE, TAKING OUR PARKING!!!!! WHAT NEXT??? MOTHER AND CHILD SPACES PRIVATE COMPANIES ASSIGN FOR PARTICULAR CUSTOMERS ON THEIR OWN FUCKING PROPERTY??????

    YOU COULDN'T BASTARD MAKE IT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Look on the bright side - while he's farting out this stuff about inequality of opportunity as it relates to where he can park his Micra, he's not trying to solve the Northern Ireland problem by starting it all again.

    Swings and roundabouts. And you have to admit, outrage over parking spaces is fucking hilarious. Winking smiley face.

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  2. These people really do have nothing to complain about do they.... If the UK were really becoming a socialist/police/sharia/gayland state like they fret, there would be far greater worries for them to solve than disabled parking spaces.

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  3. I think these people have lots to complain about, Richard. The problem is that it's all imaginary/stupid/ridiculous/exaggerated, and that doesn't stop them complaining about it.

    I'm setting up a secondary internet that's harder to get onto. I secured venture capital yesterday, and we're thinking of making Windows 95 the standard, and everyone has to set up their own PPP connection, like on Debian.

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  4. To quote Jake from "Will and Grace" "They can park so close to the store! Disabled people are so lucky!"

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  5. ...and I can't help feeling dissapointed that Sue's heart really isn't in today's takedown of "The Day the Immigrants Left". Should be catnip to a B-BBCoid, but they just aren't rising to the occasion.

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