Tag Archives: Lord Falconer

When society advocates painful death

Looking at the current news stories, three salient events highlight the talk around euthanasia: and their basic message is, society doesn’t care. It would prefer you to die badly. Lord Falconer’s long-awaited Commission on Assisted Dying report was released a … Continue reading

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Rights and being right are not the same

British law is caught in a neverneverland over assisted suicide. It’s kind of illegal (by statute) and kind of legal (by the the Director of Public Prosecutions guidelines – as long as you satisfy criteria retrospectively). So what’s a genuine, … Continue reading

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Is there a better political way forward?

If faulty reasoning is introduced into a court of law, it can be challenged and appealed. If faulty logic is used in science, peers will expose it. No-one expects MPs to take a democratic vote on how to do a … Continue reading

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