The disability charity Scope is to close its disabled-led online publication Disability Now (DN) in a bid to cut costs, more than 30 years after it first appeared as a newspaper. But questions have been asked over Scope’s decision to continue publishing DN-branded content on its own website. DN was first published, under a different name, in 1984, first as a newspaper, then as a magazine, and finally in an online-only format four years ago. But Richard Lane, Scope’s head of communications, said the charity had now decided that DN was “no longer a viable business in its current format”. DN’s only member of staff, its disabled editor Ian Macrae – it also used a number of disabled freelances – has apparently been made redundant, although the charity has not confirmed this. Lane said the charity had decided to close the publication because of the major changes in “the variety and diversity of media and content covering disability issues” over the last three decades. He said: “At an
Following the recent Germanwings Flight 9525 tragedy, Jai Dillon, an Airline Pilot, tweeted an image of a letter which had been given to his colleague from a passenger on-board their aircraft.
Providing proof that we’re all in this together…
The author (Bethanie) wrote a letter from her heart, letting the pilots know that they matter and what they do matters. Because it does.
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Bettison it is too late to say sorry for the remarks you made after the inquiry findings. You had 23 years to formulate your views and comments. We all know you are now trying to save your skin.
It is not for me to decide how your conduct 23 years ago should be dealt with, but I believe your recent conduct leaves a lot to be desired.
As a Chief Constable, you, not only have a duty to your force, but also a duty to the people. The Inquiry held the view that the fans were not to blame and that some police officers had deliberately changed their statements. For, as I am aware, the Inquiry did not state that Sir Norman Bettison had done any of this. Therefore if you were not apparently guilty of this, you did not need to make a statement to try to clear your name and certainly not one that went against the Inquiry findings and still blamed the Liverpool fans.
This reaction shows a typical arrogance of some in the force and should not be tolerated and for this and your conduct you should go.
People have to have confidence in a Chief Constable, in that he has the manner and a respectful outlook to carry out his duties. By your recent remarks in re-besmirching the fans any respectability you may have had is no longer there.
So for you for your total lack of judgment in this matter, you are no longer FIT FOR PURPOSE as a Chief Constable and should for once do the decent thing and resign without any due delay.