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Lord Carlile writes…Examining the evidence on assisted suicide

Simon Beard’s article on what he calls ‘the debate around legalising assisted dying’ is so replete with errors, half-truths and spin that it is difficult to know where to start with the correcting pen.

He refers to “the estimated 500 people who commit suicide each year due to a terminal or chronic illness”. The estimate he refers to was made in a report by Demos on the incidence of suicide among seriously ill people. This report does not state that 500 people commit suicide each year because they are terminally or chronically ill. It estimates that “approximately 10 per cent …

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  • User AvatarStevo 27th Aug - 9:51pm
    To democratise the political and economic realm so that everyone can fulfill their potential. Also, the Adam Smith Institute is crazy.
  • User AvatarStevo 27th Aug - 9:42pm
    Let's think of an analogous argument: There is loads of competition in the MP3 player market. There is much less competition for minicab companies. Therefore,...
  • User AvatarStevo 27th Aug - 9:34pm
    How many are working class? Non-Oxbridge or Russell Group?
  • User AvatarStevo 27th Aug - 9:30pm
    It's a joke that we're even participating in this rotten system. Don't nominate any more and fight to elect the Lords and scrap the honours...
  • User AvatarSesenco 27th Aug - 9:10pm
    I see danger lurking round the corner. It has been widely stated that during the last Parliament unelected peers had too much influence over how...
  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 27th Aug - 8:57pm
    @Will "The undemocratic unelected Lords do not represent the people of Scotland so they should be mindful to keep their noses out of Scotlands business."...