Woman with heart defect abused by ignoramus who thought she looked too fit to be disabled

Proof: Jackie Logan with her blue badge.

It is government attitudes to disability that are encouraging gammons like the man in this story to inflict their ignorance on the vulnerable.

Under the Tories it is Department for Work and Pensions policy to try to tell disabled people that they aren’t ill at all.

That has filtered down to the general public and we end up with a man verbally attacking a disabled woman for doing something that is well within her rights.

This story tells me that there should be a legal punishment for people like this man, who waste the authorities’ time with their bigotry.

This ignoramus could cause serious harm to a vulnerable person with his belligerent bullying – and he should be made to pay for it.

A woman who suffers from a serious heart defect was verbally abused in the street for using a disabled parking bay.

Jackie Logan, 29, has three leaking valves and atrial fibrillation in her heart, resulting in increased, irregular heartbeats and as a result she is often left breathless.

She has also suffered from arthritis since the age of just two and has the condition lymphoedema, which results in her legs swelling up and causes her problems walking.

Jackie has a blue badge which allows her to park next to her place of employment in Halfway.

However… she was aggressively approached by a man who criticised her for parking there.

“He told me I wasn’t disabled, that I was breaking the law and that he would be reporting me. He kept saying that I looked awfully fit to be disabled and wouldn’t listen about my blue badge.

“He was there for about 10 minutes, just arguing with me. It was a really upsetting thing to happen and it’s quite intimidating when a man suddenly approaches you out of the blue and starts having a go.”

Source: “You look awfully fit to be disabled” – Cambuslang woman who has heart defect tells of distress at being verbally abused in the street – Daily Record

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  1. Jeffrey Davies September 23, 2018 at 6:47 am - Reply

    aktion t4 brought about by this government were the peasants attack each other while they carry on with their denial of benefits culling the stock through it and the truth of it all these highly trained charlitans who do their test on the sick disabled are just their puppets who do their work for them

  2. jg September 23, 2018 at 7:29 am - Reply

    surprised the dwp are not trying to find this person, they could give him a role as a decision maker, they could train him for five weeks to become the new generation of super nurse that the dwp produces, you know the ones, the ones that within those five weeks are better than a 5 year trained doctor, are more skilled than a senior consultant who along with the excellent capita miracle cure software package has produced such high quality medical people it makes me wonder why do we need to have 3 year minimum training courses when within 5 weeks they can chuck out experts, lets look at this shall we, they recently passed someone with advanced dementia as perfectly fit, so the scenario we give this person with advanced dementia a job say in a kitchen, sounds good so far,just one slight problem, last time they cooked they forgot they left the cooker on, result one pretty interesting fire. so come one let’s find this person and point him towards crapita to join the growing ranks of uselessness that this government has created, just remember tory boy next election even local you need more than the dup to bail you lot out, you could form a new party of course, I suggest grayling smith boris,patel, mogg, get yourself a nice big red shiny bus and tour the country, a name the smith and boris lying comic bus, sounds about right, oh and borrow farage as well just to complete the picture

  3. Neilth September 23, 2018 at 10:09 am - Reply

    This is a difficult one as it is widely believed, and there is some evidence, that perfectly fit but morally questionable individuals have got hold of blue badges. My 98 year old mother who has problems walking, needs a wheelchair for anything over 3 metres and has a measure of Alzheimer’s has a blue badge which goes with her whoever takes her out in their car. It would be impractical to log every car registration that may take her out as it would include hire cars driven by my expat brother when he visits. The photo is the only way to tell but these can be forged.
    The consequences for misuse of blue badges are irrelevant because there are so few prosecutions and we have all seen disabled spaces being used by people who do not display blue badges at all.
    It is infuriating for disabled people who cannot find a parking space because of selfish misuse of the system and these antisocial individuals should be challenged.
    However, as in this case, some disabilities are invisible and challenging a truly disabled person, like this young lady will be extremely distressing and further discriminate against someone who is trying to make a contribution and live as normal a life as possible against already difficult circumstances.
    The real solution would be to prosecute, name and shame abusers of the system with serious punishments involving heavy fines and points on a licence.

  4. trev September 23, 2018 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Yep, this is the kind of climate of fear, environment of hostility, that the Tories have cultivated, aided & abetted by the Rightwing/populist Media.

  5. Barry Davies September 23, 2018 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    It’s the same with all “invisible” illness’

  6. disabledgrandad September 23, 2018 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    You Record the ranting, Telephone the police and report the person for harassment! Play the recording person has a nice cool down in the local nick and PRESS charges!

    This is the only way disabled people will ever get any help is use the abilities we possess and down just get upset these knuckle dragging twerps get off on causing pain to people who they think are weaker than them.

  7. Pat Sheehan September 23, 2018 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    Another ignoramus out there! The numbers appear to be rising exponentially regardless of the endless tweaking to the ‘education’ system perpetrated by a legion of ‘experts’ over past decades and in a ‘first world’ nation too. Time for a ‘Royal Commission’ inquiry perhaps: time to put a stop to ignorance: especially its ‘official’ encouragement!

  8. hugosmum70 September 24, 2018 at 12:43 am - Reply

    disgusting behaviour and all because this govt hates disabled/ill and poor people they think they have a right to instill their rotten beliefs on the public and so many halfwits believe them

    • jg September 25, 2018 at 6:51 pm - Reply

      totally agree time to make the people responsible work in the environment they create and not people like me to sort out the mess they created

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