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New bill will help remove the mental health stigma

A private member’s bill looking at lifting the ban on serving in parliament on mental health grounds could help everybody think differently, says Jeannie Mackie

8 October 2012

We live in a world of the Big Policy Statement, the highly crafted (if deeply unwise) videoed apology, and enormous public rows where spokesmen do battle against lobbyists, lobbyists rend PR persons limb from limb, and the grinding of axes is deafening. Whatever one thinks of Mr Mitchell and the Met, it is pretty clear that other agendas are being fought there, and that the natural alliance between the police and the conservatives is more strained by austerity measures than supported by principle. But it is all very large – front pages and social media are clogged now with GateGate, taking its turn in the limelight in the stream of political or celebrity ‘scandals’ or ‘hot news’ as if things only matter if they are tawdry at least and sensational at best. Is small no longer beautiful? Have people forgotten the

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