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Stroke Association statement on Quentin Letts' comments about Andrew Marr

News   •   May 09, 2016 12:15 BST

Alexis Wieroniey, Deputy Director Policy and Influencing at the Stroke Association, said:

“The devastating physical impact of a stroke is no joke. Quentin Letts should apologise for his offensive and prejudiced comments about Andrew Marr’s disability. Sadly this demonstrates that discrimination against people with a disability still exists, and it is vital that we take a stand against it.

“Stroke is one of the biggest causes of disability, and across the UK there are over one million stroke survivors like Andrew Marr who are rebuilding their lives. With the right care and support, as well as compassion from those around them, stroke survivors can and do make fantastic recoveries.”