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.