“It must be a terrible thing to be blind but you never hear them complaining.”
This kind of quote does nothing to enhance the quality of life for those aflicted with this horrific darkness. Oh come on! It must be a terrible thing to be raped, wrongfully imprisoned, or be victim of any one of thousands of injustices. But being blind in a developed country in the early 21st century? Is that really such a terrible thing? Besides I bet 3 million quid takes the edge off it a bit!
Rather than printing quotes like this the Daily Record would be better throwing it’s weight behind efforts which actually make a difference such as the Right to Read campaign.