Posts by: Errol Kerr

It’s only taken a day for 2018 to throw a curveball to disabled people in the UK, throwing students and working class people under the same bus for good measure. Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to appoint Toby Young, journalist and son of Baron Young of Dartington, to lead a new Universities Regulator. I’ve got...

Have you ever read something you knew could occur, but hoped you wouldn’t have to see happen in your lifetime? Earlier this week, the debate about the price of medication and healthcare resurfaced after Donald Trump selected Alex Azar, ex-president of pharma giant Eli Lilly’s USA branch, as secretary of Health and...

This week, The Guardian – the UK’s largest liberal newspaper – has recently published an article in which they interview James Damore. For those of you who don’t know this guy, or for those who do but just can’t pin down who he is, he’s the guy who got fired by Google after publishing that ten-page anti-women rant....

The phrase “falling on deaf ears” is an awful and ableist one, but frankly what the disabled community experience, what I experience, is much worse. It’s not that people cannot hear what is being said; they don’t want to. They can’t be bothered to. No matter how much I raise my voice, no matter how much my disabled...

Okay, so. This is a longstanding issue I’ve had, but one I’ve been unsure as to how to confront. So naturally, I thought an article was apt. Without further ado, I’m going to come out and just say it – Stop putting gender neutral labels on disabled bathrooms. Seriously. It’s counter-progressive, poor feminism, poor...

So we’ve turned the corner post-Brexit and found ourselves faced with another major voting period. This time it’s another general election, out of the blue. After 2015 and 2016, the thought of yet another election makes me feel sick. Not only about the possible results, but the thought of going through another period...

So, I know this is a ridiculously long article, but there’s a reason for that. In the small essay you’re about to read, I’m going to go through the past thirteen years of my life, and the lives of my family, within the mainstream education system. The experiences I’m about to talk about have nearly destroyed my family...