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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:51 pm    Post subject: Assisted Suicide Reply with quote

The Government has said 'it has deep sympathy for locked-in sufferer, Tony Nicklinson'. But it opposed his case in the High Court agreeing with judges that it should be up to Parliament to decide any changes to the law. And because Parliament hasn't voted to legalise either assisted suicide or voluntary euthanasia - which is what Tony Nicklinson's case is about, because he couldn't physically kill himself - the Ministry of Justice says it would have been wrong for the courts to over-ride Parliament.

Now next year the former Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer will introduce a Private Members Bill in the Lords on assisted suicide under strict guidelines, which could win political support. But even he told me he wouldn't want to go as far as backing voluntary euthanasia.

The truth is this whole area is highly emotive and sensitive - it divides both public and political opinion. I think it will be some time yet before we see any real change in the law.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Assisted Suicide Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
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Yep.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's what is called a real political 'hot potato'

I feel that everyone should have the right to die if they so choose but of course the problem will always be proving the case after any death - especially in the case of old people

I suppose it would be like most other things if it became legal - most cases would be genuine but there would be a minority who abuse the system and bring it into disrepute Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Assisted Suicide Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer ..... but even he told me he wouldn't want to go as far as backing voluntary euthanasia.



Gosh Mark, are you on speaking terms with Lord Falconer? Razz



ha ha, Mark you cut'n'pasted from ITV correspondent Alex Forrest



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gosh Mark, do you mean that you actually generate new topics on here by simply cutting and pasting content from other sources?

I'm truly shocked........................!
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obviously Colin and others don't have an opinion. Why do you all bother responding as you have no interest... Leave me alone now and go away. I don't want some of you responding to my threads. Leave it to those who are interested.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Obviously Colin and others don't have an opinion. Why do you all bother responding as you have no interest... Leave me alone now and go away. I don't want some of you responding to my threads. Leave it to those who are interested.


Oh dear.... Rolling Eyes
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John W



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark, I would say posters here DO have an interest insome of the news topics on the forum, but would welcome some original comment to start off a thread, not paragraphs cut and pasted from the ITV news website! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Mark, I would say posters here DO have an interest insome of the news topics on the forum, but would welcome some original comment to start off a thread, not paragraphs cut and pasted from the ITV news website! Rolling Eyes


I'm surprised that the R2OK Newsroom hasn't sacked Mark for plagiarism. It happens, of course, but hacks normally have the good sense to delete any clues to the fact........................... Smile
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Toggy



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aww, Mark don't get discouraged especially about this which I think is a good topic for debate.
My personal view is that in cases like this if the person wishes to die they should be given help to do so.
The Terry Pratchett program about assisted suicide or assisted death as some call it was most interesting.
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news Tony Nicklinson has died after refusing food. He's now in peace.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19341722
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He died after contracting pneumonia - but I'm glad in the end he outwitted the system Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad story but I guess Tony has got his wish now.

May he rest in peace.
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