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Is it any wonder I loathe the Tories. They are responsible for turning the UK into an island of hate because of their lies, obfuscation and control of the media. As someone who, like Cherylee Houston, has a fluctuating condition, I know exactly what it’s like to be treated like this. Get the Tories out and bring in Labour! We need a mensch to lead the country and that person is Jeremy Corbyn. Rant over!
A leading disability hate crime campaigner has blamed the government’s anti-benefits rhetoric for a verbal attack on the partner of a wheelchair-using Coronation Street actor.
Cherylee Houston, who plays Izzy Armstrong in the soap, revealed on Twitter this week that a stranger had knocked on her door while she was out and told her partner that she was a “benefits cheat”.
She tweeted: “Wow disability hate crime knocked on our front door today literally. Scary as shows how much our country’s instinct is to hate not think.”
The man had apparently seen Houston, who has a fluctuating condition, walk a few steps to her wheelchair.
He told her partner that he had taken a photograph of her and was going to report her because she was “on the fiddle”.
Houston tweeted: “He was very rude to Toby and obviously disgusted that I wasn’t paralysed. Said it wasn’t right and he was going to papers. Vile. Ignorant.”…
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