Overweight Brits are being given disabled parking permits – because they can only walk short distances.

People with a disability have to undergo a series of medical assessments before they are considered eligible for a ‘blue badge’.

But the guidelines mean people who are obese can apply for the passes if their weight limits their ability to walk.

Reported by the Daily Mail. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.