The Last Leg

The Paralympics Alone Will Never Fully Change Perceptions Towards Disabled People

Adam Knott | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Sport
Adam Knott

a new poll commissioned by the charity Scope suggests that 81% of disabled people have not noticed that attitudes towards them have improved since London 2012, while just over a fifth believed matters have deteriorated. In addition, 84% said they felt the language used in the debate about benefits and disabled people have caused a negative shift in public attitudes.

If Paralympians Can Laugh At Themselves, Why Can't Frankie Boyle?

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost Staff | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Frankie Boyle managed to create his usual furore last week, with his Twitter comments about Paralympic athletes being judged by many as offensive, and...