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2017-10-30 15:16:04
Bert Massie was a champion of social justice

I want to pay tribute to Bert Massie’s kindness (Obituary, 27 October). He was not just a skilled negotiator, he cared about social justice and people being treated right. He supported me when the CEO of Scope, our publisher, tried to nobble the editorial freedom of Disability Now so as to promote the Scope line. Knowing that people like Bert and Jack Ashley were behind us – and they made it clear at our 20th birthday party – helped us to withstand the pressure.

Mary Wilkinson

Ex-editor, Disability Now

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