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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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“Monument or Headstone 2”?

(This is a continuing post on the recent theme of the assisted dying bill, click on ASSISTED SUICIDE in the TAG CLOUD for other posts on this subject). Professor Theo Boer who originally was an advocate of assisted dying has … Continue reading

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“Monument or Headstone?”

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 … Continue reading

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“Hayley Safe in NHS Hands?”

(Continued from “Hayley Home Alone”). What if Hayley went into hospital? Terminally ill plus a fall or a call and you’re back in hospital – i.e. any accident or call to your GP at an inconvenient hour like night-time or … Continue reading

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“Hayley Home Alone”

(Continued from “Hayley Comes a Cropper”). What if Hayley Cropper had lived at home alone? Sent home with a diagnosis of terminal cancer, only headlines and TV to turn to.  No time or motivation for bucket lists and happy endings. … Continue reading

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“Hayley Comes a Cropper”

For the past few months Britain’s most popular TV soap has been running the storyline that a key, long-serving character – Hayley Cropper – has terminal cancer.   Three nights a week “Coronation Street” took us through the emotional roller coaster … Continue reading

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“An Unfortunate Juxta Position”

There was a classic example of how attitudes towards older people are slowly and surreptitiously changing in two articles in The Times on 18th September.  Two small articles on separate pages which will have gone unnoticed by most people. Sub-editors … Continue reading

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