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Disability Bitch vs blue badge reforms
23rd October 2008
It sounds like another stunning advantage to being disabled - this and free money from the government - when actually blue badges are so annoying and pointless, I've sold mine on the internet for several thousand pounds. We've all got to supplement our benefits somehow. Don't panic, though. The man buying it did say he was definitely disabled himself.
The thing is, I've been browsing through the government's recently published Blue Badge reform strategy, and it seems they'll soon be handing out badges to just about anyone who asks. They've got loads of guff in there about fraud prevention. There's also talk of having to have a medical assessment before qualifying for a badge. And that's fine too because, y'know, as a disabled person I've only been to six different hospital appointments this week, I don't feel I'm medically assessed often enough.
Read the small print, though, and you discover this supposed tightening up is a farce. For instance, blind people are still going to get Blue Badges 'because of the difficulties they can face crossing the road safely'.
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