NOW you too can be a high-achieving Uber-crip!
Stop whingeing, pull yourself together and stop expecting the state to look after you!
If Professor Stephen Hawking can make his way through life – so can you! No wonder you all get such a kicking! If you’d only participate in our Arbeitsprogramm the bullies will leave you alone! Yah?
“But while Government can legislate and improve policy, all of us have our part to play to change attitudes toward disabled people.
Too often people can have outdated attitudes about disabled people and we need to challenge these harmful stereotypes and ensure that disabled people have the choice and independence to fully participate in society.
I have often met disabled people who tell me they want a more level playing field to get on and achieve what they want in life. I’m determined to make that happen.
Through the Work Programme and schemes like Access to Work we will help more disabled people into mainstream employment where they can work in the jobs they want to do, rather then jobs they have to do. A new Access to elected Office scheme will help more disabled people into public life and hopefully increase the numbers of disabled MPs and local councillors.
The Paralympics provide an opportunity to see disabled people shine in the world of sport, challenging preconceived notions about what they can and can’t do. In a civilised society no one should have to suffer bullying because of a disability and that’s why we are determined to continue fighting against hate crime.”