Mermaid Blog

Disgraced councillor re-elected despite disability slur

  Just three months after Colin Brewer was forced to stand down, amid the outrage caused by his claim that disabled children should be “put down”, the councillor for Cornwall has regained seat by just four votes. Though democracy dictates that the result should stand, there are many disabled charities and members of the disabled… Read more »

Disability and Comedy – breaking down the barriers

  Just a week after Jack Carroll, the 14-year-old disabled comic with cerebral palsy appeared on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ , Francesca Martinez, the established comedienne with the same condition was interviewed on Jonathan Ross’s show to promote her latest stand-up tour. If that was not enough, this very morning I learnt of another comedy act… Read more »