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Nick Clegg: don’t let Andreas Lubitz distort views about mental illness

Apr 2nd, 2015 by

As the Liberal Democrats launch their Manifesto for the Mind, party leader says equality for mental health is ‘liberal mission’

Nick Clegg has said it is important that the case of Andreas Lubitz, the pilot thought to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings flight carrying 150 people in the Alps, does not affect the way people view those who are mentally ill.

As his party launched its Manifesto for the Mind, the Liberal Democrat leader said: “I think it’s very important that we don’t, however perhaps understandable in this context, allow what is said about one individual to shape or colour the way in which we regard people who go through episodes of mental health problems.”

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