Monday, July 9, 2012

This isn't the first time we've been flabbergasted by Lord Falconer's assisted suicide fiction.

George Pitcher has written an excellent article that was published in the Daily Mail - UK a few days ago. Pitcher is writing about the new assisted suicide bill that is being promoted by Lord Falconer, the same politician who organized a fake study on assisted suicide that was paid for and published earlier this year by the assisted suicide lobby, similar to the Royal Society of Canada report that was published in November 2011. The following article was published under the title: This isn't the first time we've been flabbergasted by Lord Falconers assisted suicide fiction.

The article follows:
George Pitcher
Lord Falconer of Thoroton yesterday published his latest draft Bill to have assisted suicide legalised in the UK. His case might be summarised thus: 'I chaired a commission, comprised of my euthanasia-lobby mates, which unsurprisingly concluded that it was a frightfully good idea. I have, therefore, advised myself to present a Bill to Parliament.'

What has gone largely unremarked is that 'Right' Charlie Falconer has publically and entirely misrepresented the medical profession on this issue. He told The Times yesterday: 'The position of the British Medical Association [on assisted suicide] was now neutral rather than opposed'.

The truth? The BMA remains strongly opposed to the legalisation of any form of voluntary euthanasia or assisted suicide and even rejected a motion aiming to push its position from 'opposed' to 'neutral' as recently as last week at its annual meeting. What bit of this headline currently running on the BMA's website does Falconer fail to understand: 'BMA continues to oppose legalising assisted suicide'?

I gather that Frances Gibb, The Times' legal editor and author of the erroneous piece, apologised for the error and told flabbergasted doctors that she had 'trusted Lord Falconer to know what he was talking about.'

Big mistake. 'Right' Charlie has form. He has consistently misrepresented the law on euthanasia and assisted suicide and convened an entirely bogus 'commission' on the subject which was boycotted by many of the more respectable members of the House of Lords.

There's a very clear term for what Falconer told The Times yesterday about British doctors: It's a fiction.
There are, of course, further offences to be taken into consideration. As Lord Chancellor, Falconer advised the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair, on the legality of invading Iraq.

No one, least of all Parliament, should take any notice of what this buffoon has to say, on assisted suicide or anything else.

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