Smokers more important than disabled people?

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

When the smoking ban was first proposed, I don’t think anyone would have predicted a situation where the “rights” of a smoker would be put above those of disabled people.

Believe it or not, the Holiday Inn in Telford has painted out one of its four disabled parking spaces and put picnic tables and umbrellas on it for smokers.

They have always had a poor attitude towards disabled parking, coning off the disabled spaces when they have large conventions at the international centre for the cars of the organisers and VIP guests but this is a new low.  There are 150 bedrooms in the hotel, a leisure centre open to non-guests and a restaurant open to the public.  At its peak there could easily be 450-500 people in the hotel and the disabled parking facilities now cater for only 3 cars.  And it’s not as if the hotel is short of parking – there is more than enough parking for their needs.


  1. Karl (40 comments) says:

    Typical. Nicely spotted, Sir!

  2. Shazia Shamim (1 comments) says:

    who care disabled… God bless rest of 3 cars parking space because i believe hotel management still thinking to remove it as well..

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