After several years of careful parliamentary steering, Lord Falconer has brought forward his bill on assisted dying to the debate stage in the House of Lords. I have commented on the path this life ending project has taken —– like the slow march behind the funeral hearse.
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Lord Falconer, with all the sure footed confidence of a former Lord Chancellor, knows that only single-minded, blinkered certainty will see the task through.
There is a strong sense of self-righteousness and little humility in the campaign. No room for doubt, no listening to dissention. The slippery slope argument advanced by some opponents of the bill, including myself, has been cast aside with disdain.
But is he right, or will this man with a mission end up with a monument for himself and an early headstone for thousands of elderly people – ????????????????