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Sgt Stu Pearson-Now fully fit ?

Sergeant Stu Pearson, 31, had his left leg blown off by a landmine in Afghanistan 18 months ago. He’s now got a highly technical, hydraulics-aided prosthetic limb, although he still needs to use a wheelchair when the appendage becomes too painful.

But it seems that this leap forward has caused the Department of Work and Pensions to declare the Queen’s Gallantry Medal holder as “fully fit”. He therefore loses his £325 a month Disability Living Allowance but, more irritatingly for Stu, he also loses his blue disabled parking badge.

As he says: “I can’t get my leg out of the car without opening the door as wide as possible so have to park in disabled bays. They give blue badges to people just because they’re fat these days, but a guy gets his leg blown off for his country and doesn’t qualify.”

You can understand his anger. While Stu is struggling in from the far reaches of car parks at Tesco or Lidl, those lying benefits scroungers with a magical Tin Leg of Money dangling redundantly from their arms will be rolling into the prime places, smug smiles of feigned injury firmly in place. You can see them every day. They don’t even know how to walk with a crutch, never mind put any weight on it.

Well done to the Work & Pensions stormtroopers for that one.


5 Responses

  1. You’re dead right, WEB. I once wrote about an obbo that I did from my car, in a car-park in Abergavenny. I was there all day, and was amazed by the seemingly endless stream of ‘disabled’ drivers, parking for free. They all seemed to be very smart, elderly gents, with pastel coloured suits and matching shoes!!! None seemed physically disabled to me. And how do WE treat a hero? Yea, right.

  2. How can he be fully fit?????? Scuse me, but what kind of eejit came up with that one??

    Words fail me – well, they don’t but the only ones I can think of are rude.

  3. That’s a disgrace!

  4. Well said mate, spot on there.

    It really does surprise me some of the people that get the blue badges.

  5. You will probable find the d/badge was issued to their wives, who were not with them on that day, especially Wednesdays at B & Q.

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