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Does anyone represent the people?

With a landslide parliamentary vote against assisted suicide – and a landslide public opinion poll in favour – one has to ask if any members of the Scottish Parliament actually support the Scottish people (as opposed to being swayed by … Continue reading

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Problems already for the euthanasia bill

After months of committee work and hearing of evidence, the bill on assisted dying from Independent MSP Margo Macdonald has hit troubles even as its committee puts it forward to parliament. The Committee today recommended that Parliament should not adopt … Continue reading

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Watch euthanasia debated in parliament

The Scottish Parliament will hold its Stage 1 debate on the End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill on Thursday 25 November 2010. This debate will commence at 2.55pm in the debating chamber of the Scottish Parliament. The End of Life … Continue reading

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The law of Scotland in the spotlight

Evidence was taken by the parliamentary committee from the Solicitor General for Scotland yesterday. He explains the particular nature of the law in Scotland in relation to assisted suicide, both as the law stands at the moment, and the attitude … Continue reading

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Scottish Parliament Committee on End of Life Bill on video

The Scottish Parliament Committee on End of Life began taking oral evidence from international experts on 7th September 2010. The proceedings are available to view online as a video recording for a short time and are recommended to those seriously … Continue reading

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Raising the flag against suffering

Ancient legend places the history of the Scottish Flag – and the Scottish ‘National Anthem’ – as a symbol of triumph over insuperable odds, of hope for the future. The Flower of Scotland anthem commemorates self-determination in days that are, … Continue reading

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Making sense of Margo Macdonald

Even before the consultation responses for Margo Macdonald’s controversial assisted suicide bill started flowing in, the Catholic Church ‘vowed to block the bill.’ Many Scots will wonder how an unelected body can in effect veto parliamentary committees, but having seen … Continue reading

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