Friday 5 September 2014

Conservative MP describes autism as "a sob story"

Conservative MP for Aberconwy, Guto Bebb, has described a constituent's Aspergers Syndrome as "a sob story" and told him that he should "refrain from commenting in the public domain".

Aspergers Syndrome is an Autistic Spectrum Disorder that makes it difficult for sufferers to maintain concentration, cope with social situations, understand body language, facial expressions and nuances and commonly causes anxiety because every social interaction comes with uncertainty. What it does't do is make the sufferer stupid or incapable of understanding things like politics or current affairs.

Bebb said he that he wasn't being offensive, he was giving his constituent, Dylan Barlow, "a generous piece of advice". As the parent of a child with Aspergers I have a piece of advice for Mr Bebb: remove your head from your backside and get yourself educated you ignorant buffoon.