This attitude probably explains why nobody representing the government showed up at the disability deaths tribunal on Wednesday.
(not satire – it’s the Tories!)
Tory councillor Les Ford – deputy leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council – said at a public meeting that he thinks disabled children are a “burden”.
And when asked to apologise for his offensive remarks, Cllr Ford dug himself into an even deeper hole by explaining that he meant disabled children were not a burden on their families but were a burden on councils “….. because we have to pay for these people.”
Here’s the full story from the Chester Chronicle:
Could this be part of a local election strategy by the Tory Party to win back votes from UKIP by trying to be even more foot-in-the-mouth offensive than they already are?
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