GEORGE Osborne says parking in disabled people’s spaces can boost their self-esteem.
The chancellor, who was recently spotted parked in a disabled-only space, has claimed that ‘ghettoised’ parking holds people back.
Osborne said: “Parking in a disabled space is an act of solidarity, a way of saying ‘We are all alike’.
“If there’s one lesson we’ve learned from the paralympics it’s that people in wheelchairs can shift like weasels chasing rabbits, if they really need to.
“But many never push themselves because they can get their cars so close to Waitrose.
“Also they need to understand that people with proper jobs are often in a hurry.
“I’m not saying we get rid of disabled parking, just let’s open it up for the good of everyone.”
The chancellor’s comments follow reforms to the disabled benefits system designed to weed out people who are simply too lazy to move their legs.
Iain Duncan Smith said: “If we all park in disabled spaces it will help weed out the scroungers. Watch as they all stand up and shout ‘it’s a miracle!’ because they’re impatient to buy cigarettes.”
43-year-old Emma Bradford, who receives Disability Living Allowance, said: “What’s Waitrose?”