historical stuff by Gareth Millward
The Government have spent £1 billion in the past eight years on AIDS publicity. They have told heterosexual people who will never get AIDS in their life that they must be careful and wear a condom. God, what we could have done with £1 billion to improve facilities for the disabled up and down the country. Yet the money has gone on a completely unnecessary publicity campaign which helps no one and which will make no difference.
Ever feel like there are some people you don’t want to speak on your behalf?
By the way, the idiot spouting this medically dubious nonsense was a Mr Terry Dicks, a Conservative MP with cerebral palsy. While clearly a sign of how post-60s Britain was progressive with its attitudes towards disabled people, comments like this show an inescapable truth: all of us, disabled, non-disabled, gay, straight, black, white, male, female, religious or atheist are capable of some appalling statements of bullshit.Tags: 1990s, aids, C20, disability, politics