Valerie Burke [Image: Adrian Imms/The Argus].


What kind of person does £6,000 worth of damage to a disabled person’s mobility vehicle and thinks that is a reasonable thing to do?

A criminal.

Let us hope that the culprit is detected in short order and is made to pay for the offence.

But let’s also remember that the Conservative Government and the media are also to blame for Valerie Burke’s ordeal.

Here‘s an article demonstrating the way the Conservatives have demonised benefit claimants.

And here‘s an example of that language being taken up by a representative of the mass media (albeit not one that is highly reputable).

Can you think of any other political organisation that worked hard to set its citizens against a minority of the population?

I can: The Nazis.

Perhaps people should think about that before vandalising property because of what someone told them on the telly or in the paper.

A DISABLED woman has told how she had notes pushed through her front door branding her mobility scooter an “invalid car” and claiming it is devaluing surrounding flats.
Valerie Burke parks her scooter on the pavement outside her flat in Norfolk Square, Brighton, but said since moving in last summer it has been pushed down the road, trashed and had paint thrown on it by vandals.

The 64-year-old said she has also been subjected to handwritten notes demanding she move it.

One … reads: “Please move your vehicle. It is blocking the pathway and devaluing our flats!”

Another says: “Please move this invalid car so it does not block pathway.”

Despite the notes, Mrs Burke is allowed to park her scooter on the pavement, according to the council.

Source: Disabled woman’s ‘invalid car’ is vandalised because it is ‘devaluing our flats’ #From The Argus#

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