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Re: [IPk] letters to BDA
At 26-02-00 22:20 +0000, you wrote:
>Will do. Do you think I should copy the letter to the Charity
>Commissioners? Or hold back on the big guns?
>I also think I will re-join the BAD. I left because the BDA would not
>agree that diabetes was a disability (ha bloody ha when we lost our
>licences for driving vans and minibuses - if that wasn't discrimination,
>I don't know what it was). Now I'm feeling that I can be more effective
>within than without.
>Maybe they didn't forward the letters because I was first, and mine were
Again this is only advice but I would hold back on the big guns for now,
but a threat to write to them might well be of more effect than anything
else (it would make public that BDA was not doing what it should and that
would not look good on a certain person's CV).
Tim Hoy and myself both raised the issue of the driving licences and we
both wrote a number of letters to the relevant government departments, but
the view taken by the BDA was to raise the issue but not go forth with it,
because it was felt that bringing too much pressure might upset the
progress of the pen-needles. That is obviously not an issue now but some
other excuse will be found. The problem (in my view) is that the people at
the very top do not suffer from diabetes (with one exception) and are not
personally aware of the problems caused. The one question I have been
unable to get an answer to re. driving licences is what evidence/statistics
the changes resulted from.
I take it you are aware that the BAD will become a DUcK as from June/July,
(at a cost of no less than about 80 pumps).
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