Discrimination against disability: Is the UK turning into Nazi Germany?

Relatives took Heather Slade, pictured, to Pink & White nails where they said they were told the salon would not give manicures to ‘disabled or ill people’ [Image: BPM Media].

“We don’t serve your kind in here.”

When people are saying that openly to people with long-term illnesses and/or disabilities, those people are no different from those who shunned the Jews in Nazi Germany, or who treated Afro-Caribbean people as an underclass in the USA – even after the civil war.

And that’s the point – it’s about creating an underclass. “Othering” people. Treating them as less-than-human.

Believing that nobody will speak out against it.

The only way to stop it is to name names and make it clear: This is not acceptable.

The Metro story quoted below states that Pink & White Nails have not responded to repeated requests for a comment. Perhaps that is an admission of guilt. In fairness – perhaps not.

Either way, the story provides an opportunity to clarify that disabled people and those who are very ill are still people, and deserve the same respect – and service, from tradespeople – as anybody else.

A terminally-ill grandmother’s family claim a nail bar initially refused to give her a manicure because she is dying – then eventually gave in on the basis that she didn’t return.

Relatives took Heather Slade, 66, to Pink & White Nails in Ickenham, west London, earlier this week as a treat.

But those with the grandmother-of-eight, who was diagnosed with incurable cancer in November 2016, were allegedly told by a member of staff that they ‘didn’t do disabled or ill people’.

Heather’s son Timothy claimed she was initially refused a treatment before the worker said: ‘I’ll do it this time but not again’.

Source: Nail salon tells dying grandmother who wanted a manicure ‘we don’t do disabled or ill people’ | Metro News

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13 thoughts on “Discrimination against disability: Is the UK turning into Nazi Germany?

  1. Bernadette

    I usually try to see both sides of any story, but this is utterly vile and disgusting, poor lady as if she hasn’t enough to cope with!

  2. PJB

    I’m pretty sure the nasty party wanted this,because this hatred was deffinately started by them, I know over the years people have us but nothing like it is now. Decide and conquer and it can only get worse.

  3. John

    I both agree and disagree. There is certainly something in British culture now that promotes atomization and division within society, and promotes the disturbing idea that the pain and suffering of e.g. the disabled, mentally ill or the dying is nothing to do with us and does not matter. this is a society ripe for fascism. For Russophobia, islamophobia and the spread of hatred and suspicion of foreigners nominated by media populists However The example given does not suggest an example of nazism, more likely a mental health problem.

  4. aunty1960


    And Federation of Small Businesses in response to the Disability Access and Reasonable Adjustments just wrote an article explaining it was statutory obligation not mandatory so not compulsory.

    Also the FSB and BNI and BOB )Business over Breakfast) lawyers will explain how they will protect your business from any cliam from disabled by hounding them into the ground or into death or suicide on your behalf. And holla and whoop and high five when they have driven a disabled who just wants access and to get out and be normal into givingup because they made them more ill or to suicide.

    The Hatred is there and not even hidden.

    Dont know where you have bloody been.

    Oh and Disabled are all liars and stupid and not to be believed, Oh and that includes your Labour and Socialists who will use the “He is disabled so not to be trusted and Gaga” to dismiss needs and claims.

    DPAC also use mental health users mental health against them.

    Blatant discrimination all the time and no access to justice.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Anything that is a statutory obligation IS compulsory.
      I’m interested to see the FSB, BNI and BOB documentation providing the information you mention. Also the Labour Party documentation using the information you attribute to it.
      And DPAC.
      Bring the evidence.

  5. aunty1960

    But I have said to name and shame this business and shut them down, Serve them right, No tears from me.

  6. Prickly

    Outrageous. Although I am not too surprised at this, as the Tory govt. have been training the public well on how to be nasty to the ill, disabled and elderly.

    Let us hope this business suffers due to their attitude.

    Many years ago when I was healthy I trained and worked in Holistic and Beauty therapies. I also lectured and trained others in this field. The client is paying to be pampered in addition to receiving the treatment. Respect for the client is of utmost importance, plus repeat visits is the therapists ‘bread and butter’. Many of the clients could be termed ill, disabled and/or elderly. The treatments help them to forget this for a while and make them feel good.

    Now I am ill and disabled, and almost elderly, I am horrified by this businesses’ attitude.

  7. Jeffrey Davies

    action t4 they not only killed they killed their own sick and mentaly ill those who couldn’t work oh yes its here under the governments disguise of esa pip they culling the stock through benefits denial on it goes

  8. Barry Davies

    This is the outcome of Camerons time as PM and the endless “for hardworking people” mantra by definition he was against those unable to work for any reason.

  9. Roy Beiley

    Remember someone saying about Nazi Germany:” First they came for the disabled, but I wasn’t disabled so I didn’t care. Then they came for the Jews, but I wasn’t a Jewish so I didn’t care. But then tħey came for me. ” Those who do not learn from History are destined to see it repeated.

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