FAKE NEWS: Tory ‘Blue Badge’ bonanza is just giving back what they took away in 2014

It’s ironic that the Conservative government would come out with fake news on the weekend it was reported a Parliamentary committee will demand a clampdown on fake news.

You see, the DWP took blue disability badges away from all the people mentioned in its announcement (below), back in 2014. All it is doing now is giving them back.

Take a look at this article published by The Canary. It will explain it all for you.

The best advice This Writer can give you, if you see a link to a news story about this by the mainstream media on Facebook or Twitter is: Report it. It’s fake news. The Tories are simply giving back something they should never have taken away.

People with hidden disabilities, including autism and mental health conditions will soon have access to Blue Badges, removing the barriers many face to travel.

The Blue Badge scheme already means those with physical disabilities can park closer to their destination than other drivers, as they are less able to take public transport or walk longer distances.

In the biggest overhaul to the scheme since the 1970s, this will now be extended to those with less visible conditions early next year.

The new criteria will extend eligibility to people who:

  • cannot undertake a journey without there being a risk of serious harm to their health or safety or that of any other person (such as young children with autism)
  • cannot undertake a journey without it causing them very considerable psychological distress
  • have very considerable difficulty when walking (both the physical act and experience of walking)

Source: People with hidden disabilities to benefit from Blue Badges – GOV.UK

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3 Thoughts to “FAKE NEWS: Tory ‘Blue Badge’ bonanza is just giving back what they took away in 2014”

  1. Nicki Myers

    That makes sense, now. I read an article in huff post & thought it was odd – I thought people on the autistic spectrum etc could already qualify. I’m appalled they had their badges withdrawn but glad it’s been rectified. I’ll correct any Tories trying to pat themselves on the back – cheers.

  2. Are they planning an autumn election I wonder? Hopefully people will remember that all they are doing is to restore what they cruelly took away.

  3. Stu

    You are right in what you say but what makes it worse is that MSM not only touts it as a Government giveaway but is using it to incite the disability haters and as a stick to beat them with.
    Not once is it mentioned how difficult it is to pass the unfair assessments in order to qualify for the scheme.

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