A Compassionate Society Should Give People the Right to Die With Dignity

The goal of end-of-life care is to offer compassionate care and the amelioration of suffering to people in the last days of their life, as well as those afflicted with a terminal condition that has become advanced, progressive, and incurable. However, if we are to be truly compassionate towards the dying – and towards many…View Post

If the Left Wants to Promote Its Cause, It Has to Abandon Its Hateful Rhetoric

Whatever your political persuasion, it’s important to recognise, point out and denounce the unscrupulous behaviour of others who share your worldview. If we genuinely believe that certain opinions and policies are harmful, then, of course, we will oppose those who promote them. But there is a danger of this outrage becoming ugly, when we turn…View Post

Assisted Dying Bill Does Not Go Far Enough

The Assisted Dying Bill had its 2nd reading in the House of Lords last Friday, resulting in a 10-hour debate on the matter. While the former Archbishop, George Carey, has supported the Bill, saying it is compatible with being a Christian, many have warned about the dangers of legalising assisted suicide. Some believe that if assisted…View Post

New Surveillance Bill Puts All of Our Privacy at Risk

David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May have assured us that the Data Retention and Investigation Powers Bill (DRIP) does not give the government new surveillance powers. Yet despite these assurances, privacy campaigners, civil liberties groups and lawyers argue that this new Bill – also known as the ‘snoopers’ charter’ – gives the government exactly these…View Post

Can We Afford to Scrap Tuition Fees?

Before tackling the question of whether we can afford to scrap tuition fees, let’s examine the reasons for wanting to scrap them in the first place. Like many others who voted for the Lib Dems back in the 2010 General Election, I was disappointed when Nick Clegg not only failed to deliver his pledge to…View Post