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Mother and Wheelchair User Reunion / 8 December 2014

photo of a wheelchair-user getting on a bus

Just get on the bus, forget about us, don't put the blame on me

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 Following on from today’s ruling (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-30376446 ) I was moved to do something arty, but nothing would come and then I remembered Paul Simon’s 'Mother and Child Reunion' and wondered what it said. Seemed to me if I changed very few words I could come up with something portentous.

No I would not give you false hope
On this strange and mournful day
But the mother and wheelchair user reunion
Is only a bus stop away

Oh, little crippie of mine
I can't for the life of me
Remember a madder day
I know they say, "Let you on"
But it just don't work out that way
And the course of a journey runs
Over and over again

No I would not give you false hope
On this strange and mournful day
But the mother and wheelchair reunion
Is only a bus ride away

Having said that I am mindful of the social model promoting access for all and do worry about the mother being lambasted left, right and centre on chat shows for being responsible to her sleeping child. But then again do mothers and children have protected characteristics under the equalities act and did they ever campaign to get on the bus.

Read the real Paul Simon Mother and Child Reunion Lyrics. It’s only fair