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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 AvatarCaracatus 5th Mar - 3:38am
    It takes a particular form of optimism when a poll places the Lib Dems third behind the Tories in West Aberdeenshire to say "support is...
  • User Avatarmalc 5th Mar - 12:57am
    You have one of the very few popular UK politicians in Charles Kennedy and you never seem to use him. Whoever is running your campaign...
  • User AvatarHywel 5th Mar - 12:28am
    Al - no they didn't that's the standard 2 question Ashcroft poll. You would expect that will a very well known figure like Charles that...
  • User AvatarAl 4th Mar - 11:55pm
    Actually, what Caron is hiding or is not aware of is that they DID ask what difference Charles Kennedy makes as a candidate. as Prof...
  • User AvatarDan Falchikov 4th Mar - 11:48pm
    Saddam Hussein isn't dead, the American forces are retreating on all fronts, Bagdad isn't under attack... I think it is time for the Scottish Lib...
  • User Avatarmalc 4th Mar - 11:42pm
    Bad news for Labour and the LibDems, but I disagree that it is worse for Labour. If Charles Kennedy was to lose his seat -...