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“A Headstone on Assisted Dying – for now”

This subject has been a thread running through many of my posts ever since I started this blog in 2010.   It was prompted by the story of Debbie Purdey, an MS sufferer who wanted “the right to die”.  (See “Lucy … Continue reading

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“Same Old, Same Old – Death’s Door”

Before I had even concluded my last blog on the recurring headlines about assisted suicide, a host of new headlines on the same subject appear:- “Dying without dignity” – Daily Mail – 20th May 2015 “The dam is about to … Continue reading

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“Same Old, Same Old – Hastened Departure”

This is another blog about recurring headlines that are ageist and continue to build the image of old people as a burden on society.  It is on the subject of assisted suicide which rather ominously I have written about 13 … Continue reading

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“Final Swiss Tour”

Switzerland is a wonderful place to visit, the scenery is fantastic, but if you go on a Warner’s Coach Tour, be very careful where you get off. Researchers at the University of Zurich found that the number of people travelling … Continue reading

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“It Pays to Die”

Inheritance tax is your final tax bill, easy to put out of your mind because it is only paid after you are dead.    At one time it was only paid by the very wealthy, but as home ownership has become … Continue reading

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“Greasing the Slippery Slope”

Lord Faulkener’s Bill only passed its second reading in the House of Lords in July this year.  This Pandora’s coffin has been opened and now the elderly must face the consequences.  Furthermore they may not even have to wait until … Continue reading

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“The Bottom of the Slippery Slope”

This is a speech no-one made in the debate on assisted dying on Friday 18th July 2014 in the House of Lords.  (See earlier posts on this subject by clicking on “ASSISTED SUICIDE” in the TAG CLOUD). “I welcome this … Continue reading

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