The Government’s National Strategy for Disabled People

On 2nd April, 2020, the UK Government announced a National Strategy for Disabled People; for some reason I only discovered the fact after reading a post on Facebook that commented on a survey recently initiated in support of this new policy. A quick trawl of search results reveals that no major media outlet seems to have picked up on it. The same can be said for the survey that was released 15th January, 2021.

Why not have a ‘No Room for Prejudice’ Campaign?

Being an avid football fan, I am well aware of the 'No Room for Racism' campaign that was launched in March 2019. It is one of many campaigns that aim to improve the treatment of people seen as vulnerable to discrimination. There are many players in the English football leagues who are not white and, therefore, many who may encounter racism during their careers, which is probably why football authorities are keen to be seen as tackling the problem.

Grace and Tom

When I wrote about Coenred and Mildryth I was reminded of another couple who had taken centre stage in one of my other novels; Grace Fielding and Thomas Morrow. They appear in Eugenica. They have no romantic attachment to one another, partly because they are quite young, and partly because they are thrown together by a series of terrible events rather than mutual attraction.

Life Unworthy of Life – The Euthanasia of the Disabled in Nazi Germany

On 1st September, 1939, Adolf Hitler signed an order authorising the mass murder of German citizens who were identified as physically or mentally disabled. It was the only such authority for enforced euthanasia that Hitler put his name to. The initial target was to be children up to the age of 3. The campaign was … Continue reading Life Unworthy of Life – The Euthanasia of the Disabled in Nazi Germany