The US has A LOT of catching up to do.
Just over a week ago I blogged about Royal Mail choosing to produce an individual stamp celebrating each gold-winning Olympian, and the fact that they were not extending this recognition to Paralympians, choosing instead to opt for cheaper, less glorified group shots. The post is here (if you pardon the pun). It had been a hot topic on Twitter that day, and continued to be all week, with many more high-profile and important people than me joining in the debate. (Including other bloggers: John Kingdon and Steve Allman posting on it)
The story was quickly picked up in the national UK press, and repeated internationally, including segments on Channel 4 News, and articles on the BBC website, as well as in the Guardian, Independent, Daily Telegraph and The New Statesman.
The great news is that today, Royal Mail announced a policy u-turn. It is the…
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