Window-lickin’ bad: Disability ‘hate tweet’ MP appointed mental health minister

Boris Johnson really does seem to have gone out of his way to offend the nation with his government appointments.

Disability campaigners are furious at his decision to make Nadine Dorries as the new minister for mental health after she published a disability hate tweet two years ago.

It stated:

A petition, calling for her to be removed, awaits your signature:

Anne Novis, chair of Inclusion London and an advisor on disability hate crime to the Metropolitan police, said the tweet made Dorries unfit to be minister for mental health.

She said the term “window lickers” was frequently discussed by trainers in disability equality training sessions, who explain how it originated as a term of abuse for people with Down’s syndrome or cerebral palsy because they often cannot control their tongues.

Now, she said, it tends to be used as a term to attack disabled people in general.

Novis said: “It indicates not only that Nadine Dorries would use such offensive language but also that her understanding would be very poor about issues faced by disabled people, including mental health issues.

“You wouldn’t accept it around racist, or religious or cultural difference; you just wouldn’t accept that sort of language and expect someone then to go into a post that is meant to be assisting those people.

“There would be no confidence in her. We would have no confidence in this person being a minister because of what she has brought across through her language.”

Read more: Anger over appointment of ‘disability hate tweet’ MP as mental health minister – Disability News Service

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  1. nmac064 August 6, 2019 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Signed petition. The Tory Party is made up of people ranging from unpleasant to downright evil. With the fat prat Johnson in No 10 we have a nasty selection of the latter.

  2. Dez August 6, 2019 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Yes very much following Trump to the letter. Trump filled his swamp laden Government agencies with more and worst of the same swamp creatures which suggests Boris might also has a globalist agenda to fulfil for his paymasters as part of his winning streak.

  3. Thomas August 6, 2019 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Signed and shared, and will include a link to the petition in my next blog post. I realize that this is a big call, but I reckon that this is Mr Johnson’s most disgraceful appointment so far.

  4. Gary August 7, 2019 at 7:35 am - Reply

    There’s hate spewing from every orifice of the Tory Party. The bar was always quite low but Boris has managed to lower the standard of the Cabinet further than ever before. His own racist behaviour to Muslims, anyone who isn’t white, the Scots etc etc as well as misogyny, bigotry against LGBTQ and suspected domestic abuse and many extra marital affairs with secret ‘love children’ ALL happened before he was voted in and did NOTHING to stop his popularity. If anything Tory members lap up his vileness.

    So there’s no surprise when he has filled his cabinet with people who really ARE lower than a snake’s belly EVEN lower than previous Tories who themselves were “lower than vermin”

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