In Tory Britain, prejudice of all kinds has increased.

Against Jewish people.

Against Muslims.

Against people born outside the UK.

And, most of all, against the sick and disabled.

It’s no secret that the stress of rush-hour can bring out the worst in commuters. Amit Patel, 37, discovered this for himself last week, when he was refused a seat in the disabled section of a Southeastern train despite being blind and accompanied by guide dog Kika.

This isn’t the first time Patel was the subject of terrible treatment on the tube. In February, Kika’s GoPro captured the moment a commuter ordered him to move on an escalator despite travelling with his guide dog.

Unfortunately, priority seats are still treated as a suggestion as opposed to a requirement. Southeastern, for example, has Priority Seating cards and badges, but it only takes the refusal of one grumpy passenger to complicate the lives of people who truly need assistance.

Source: Blind man ‘reduced to tears’ as commuters refuse to give up disabled seats for him and his guide dog | indy100


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