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What a cruel, mean-spirited thing to say about Wirral Blue Badge holders
2:37pm Tuesday 3rd July 2012 in Letters
I FEEL compelled to write in response to a recent Wirral Globe letter, regarding an anonymous correspondence about Free Parking for Blue Badge holders.
What a cruel, mean spirited thing to think never mind say. For a start, in the true sense of the word, it's hardly free is it?
The badge holder has to have some sort of disability to qualify.
It is not as if they have won it in a free raffle.
Secondly, it is also for them to be allowed to park in spaces that are beneficial to their frailties, ie, close to shop entrances etc.
Thirdly, and perhaps most significantly, it is hardly some type of reward for developing a disability.
My friend suffers with Multiple Sclerosis, and is a Blue Badge holder.
If he lived in the fantasy world the aforementioned letter writer clearly lives in, I know for certain, if somehow this terrible illness could be taken away tomorrow, he would be more than willing to pay treble the going rate for parking anywhere.
Please think first anon. There are others much worse off than you.
Brian Derbyshire, by email