So, as we gear up for the biggest disability campaign of our lives, as we aim to make disability and welfare reform an issue people are talking about, as supporters, charities, celebrities, and journalists line up to make one last, united, comment on the welfare reform bill, David Cameron, our Prime Minister has to apologise for a disability gaff.
According to the BBC, Cameron said of Ed Balls,
"He just annoys me. But I'm very bad, in the House of Commons, at not getting distracted, and the endless, ceaseless banter, it's like having someone with Tourette's permanently sitting opposite you."
Our very own Nicky Clark @mrsnickyclark gets a prime BBC slot to challenge the very disregard and carelessness we will be challenging in our report.
In the article she says,
"If we're supposed to look to him as some kind of lead, is this the best we can expect and disabled people expect?"
"This comment comes in the middle of a piece about a fairer Britain. How fair is Britain going to be for disabled people if this is the lead we get from Downing Street?"
It seems fitting to me that in a week where disabled people plan to launch the biggest, united response to government for decades, Mr Cameron should be so careless. It is this very ignorance that underpins the welfare reform bill.