Saturday, 31 July 2004

You are all guilty

Sometimes I wonder if the government wants to criminalise every businessperson in the country. If so, this would seem to be a good way to go about it:
THREE-QUARTERS of Scotland’s businesses are facing five-figure fines when new disability rules come into force later this year. A leading consultancy has warned that despite having nine years to prepare for the introduction of the revised Disability Discrimination Act, Scottish companies seem oblivious to the new rules, which will take effect in just over two months. Not only must virtually all workplace premises be accessible to disabled people but staff must be trained in the correct way to engage with disabled customers in an effort to avoid talking down to them.
After reading this article I went for a walk through central Edinburgh. It looks to me that far more than three-quarters of businesses are not ready for this new imposition.

The tax-consuming class is looking forward to the October deadline:

The Disability Rights Commission has vowed to offer legal and financial backing to the first test cases, which are expected to be brought when the act comes into force.
And it's going to be easy for these "campaigners" to destroy any business whenever they feel like it:
Disability campaigners argue that even instances when shop attendants fail to kneel or crouch down when speaking to customers in wheelchairs - the appropriate behaviour to avoid talking down to people - could be a breach of the act.
Damn these parasites. Can I get "legal and financial backing" to sue the Disability Rights Commission for causing me stress as a result of its very existence?

1 comment:

David Farrer said...

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David Farrer (
The "parasites" reference is to the "disability campaigners" and the Disability Rights Commission, not to those who are disabled.

5 August 2004, 19:13:52 GMT+01:00
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Stuart Dickson (
I fail to see how calling disabled people "parasites" is going to endear "libertarians" to the general population. 
No wonder your sect is so deeply unpopular.

5 August 2004, 13:40:51 GMT+01:00
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Squander Two (
And there was I thinking that kneeling or crouching down to talk to people in wheelchairs was discriminatory and offensively patronising.

3 August 2004, 11:02:26 GMT+01:00