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Leith on life: Walk a mile on my crutches

"I’m half-serious when I say making all MPs spend six weeks in plaster might be a worthwhile exercise"

By Sam Leith   April 2015

Anne Begg MP, left, is the Commons' sole wheelchair user. © Paul Treacy/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Be disabled for a bit. I urge it on you. I’d recommend, for instance, tripping down a short flight of stairs in answer to the needy cheeps of a tumble-dryer asking to be emptied. If you can, arrange to strike the edge of the second step down with the heel of your sock, just where it’s most worn,…

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