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Powerful Statement by Michael Wenham – diagnosed twenty years ago with MND – and who opposes Assisted Suicide – says “I am still able to enjoy my limited life – and grateful that I wasn’t able to be tempted to opt for euthanasia on my first frightening diagnosis.”

Powerful Statement by Michael Wenham – diagnosed twenty years ago with MND – and who opposes Assisted Suicide – says “I am still able to enjoy my limited life – and grateful that I wasn’t able to be tempted to opt for euthanasia on my first frightening diagnosis.”

I am writing to you to express my opposition to the legalisation of assisted suicide as Baroness Meacher’s bill comes before the Lords next week. You might be interested to read a previous Guardian article of mine on this topic here:...

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James Mumford author of “Vexed: Ethics Beyond Political Tribes”, says “Don’t let the assisted-suicide lobby hijack the debate…The palliative care community has a radically different idea of dignity to the one propagated by the assisted suicide lobby.”

James Mumford author of “Vexed: Ethics Beyond Political Tribes”, says “Don’t let the assisted-suicide lobby hijack the debate…The palliative care community has a radically different idea of dignity to the one propagated by the assisted suicide lobby.”

The assisted-suicide debate begins with a contest over language, a war over a word. That word is ‘dignity.’ The Swiss assisted suicide clinic, where every eight days one Briton travels to die, is called Dignitas. In 2006, the Voluntary Euthanasia Society changed its...

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UK responds to the Statement of Dr.Sasa on behalf of the National Unity Government of Burma/Myanmar and says ” We welcome the formation of the NUG to push for an inclusive, democratic future for Myanmar.”  Now the UK should give official recognition to the  National Unity Government.

UK responds to the Statement of Dr.Sasa on behalf of the National Unity Government of Burma/Myanmar and says ” We welcome the formation of the NUG to push for an inclusive, democratic future for Myanmar.” Now the UK should give official recognition to the National Unity Government.

Dr.Sasa Nigel Adams MPMinister of State for AsiaKing Charles StreetLondonSW1A 2AHTel: 0207 008 5000The Lord Alton of LiverpoolHouse of CommonsLondonSW1A 0AAwww.gov.uk/fcdo02 June 2021OFFICIAL Dear Lord Alton, Thank you for your email of 13 May which attached a copy of...

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Welsh politician, television presenter, and former wheelchair racer, Tanni (Baroness) Grey-Thompson is right in warning about “mission creep” towards euthanasia in the new assisted dying Bill and warns that “for many disabled people it’s not difficult to see the writing on the wall….To ignore this is to court danger.”

Welsh politician, television presenter, and former wheelchair racer, Tanni (Baroness) Grey-Thompson is right in warning about “mission creep” towards euthanasia in the new assisted dying Bill and warns that “for many disabled people it’s not difficult to see the writing on the wall….To ignore this is to court danger.”

Dying mission creep SIR – Baroness Meacher’s Bill on assisted dying doesn’t explicitly target disabled people. But for many disabled people it’s not difficult to see the writing on the wall. I was struck by a statement a few years ago by a group calling itself the...

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The Coalition for Genocide Response extend an invitation to a webinar marking: “The International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief (22 August)”. The  Zoom webinar will be held on August 21st  2020 at 4 PM (BST). Details in this Post.

The Coalition for Genocide Response extend an invitation to a webinar marking: “The International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief (22 August)”. The Zoom webinar will be held on August 21st 2020 at 4 PM (BST). Details in this Post.

The Coalition for Genocide Response extend an invitation to a webinar marking: “The International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief (22 August)”. The Zoom webinar will be held on August 21st 2020 at 4 PM (BST). Details...

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Speaking today at an international webinar about the mass atrocities committed in Nigeria, David Alton said that the word “genocide” should never be used lightly but that it was irresponsible to ignore the signs of genocide and  to challenge the dangerous and self serving suggestion that by remaining silent would contribute to the resolution of the conflict and that by attributing the massacres and killings to other motives was wilful blindness.

Speaking today at an international webinar about the mass atrocities committed in Nigeria, David Alton said that the word “genocide” should never be used lightly but that it was irresponsible to ignore the signs of genocide and  to challenge the dangerous and self serving suggestion that by remaining silent would contribute to the resolution of the conflict and that by attributing the massacres and killings to other motives was wilful blindness.

Speaking today at an international webinar about the mass atrocities committed in Nigeria, David Alton said that the word "genocide" should never be used lightly but that it was...

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The Truro Report

The Truro Report

https://youtu.be/49hJQtJHA38 A year ago the Bishop of Truro’s Report into the persecution of 250 million Christians world-wide  said of Nigeria: “Reports consistently showed that in Nigeria, month after month, on average hundreds of Christians were being killed...

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Lord Alton of Liverpool

About David Alton

He is a former Liberal Party Member of Parliament for a Liverpool constituency and Chief Whip – who has sat as an Independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords since 1997 when he was made a life peer. He is a Visiting Professor at Liverpool Hope University and author of several books.

Alton is known for his human rights work including the co-founding Jubilee Campaign and Jubilee Action, and serves as chair, patron, or trustee, of several charities and voluntary organisations. He is a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on International Relations and Defence.