Presenter Jameela Jamil has spoken out about the negative way disability is dealt with in the UK, claiming that the country’s attempt to address disability it to “pretend it’s not happening”.

Jamil, who has previously spoken about her deafness as a child and having to learn to walk again after being hit by a car as a teenager, is the founder of the events and membership company for disabled people, Why Not People.

“Britain’s way of dealing with disability is just to try and pretend it’s not happening. A swift sweep under the carpet,” Jamil wrote in a blog post, ahead of a launch event for her company.

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