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Claiming a monopoly on truth and decency is no way to win the assisted dying debate

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A man is standing on the parapet of a bridge. He is about to jump. What should you do? Most people would agree that the moral act would be to talk to him to try to persuade him not to. Most people would also agree tha...

Most Britons want assisted dying legalised. Why are MPs too cowardly to do it?

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What are MPs for? The assisted dying bill, to be debated on Friday in the House of Lords, ranks with past laws on divorce, abortion and sexuality in the canon of social liberalism. It is unfinished business of the 196...

I’m dying. Will it help my beloved husband to cope if I leave him notes?

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The question I need your help. Specifically, a woman therapist’s help, infatti. Even though I’ve got a perfectly good and helpful therapist, who’s helped me a lot in the three years since I was diagnosed with stupid c...

Fintan O’Toole on John le Carré’s final twist: dying as an Irishman

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I’m looking at one of the last photographs of John le Carré. It was taken by his son Nick in October 2020. There is a mostly empty bottle of good beaujolais in front of him and a glimpse through the window behind of t...

Marina Abramović: ‘I think about dying every day’

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I’ll be 75 a novembre. My grandmother, who lived to be 103, told me that 70 is when life starts to be really interesting. You’re free to do whatever you want, you have all the wisdom to do that. What sucks is if you’...

‘Like nothing in my lifetime’: researchers race to unravel the mystery of Australia’s dying frogs

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In the middle of Sydney’s lockdown, scientist Jodi Rowley has been retrieving frozen dead frogs from her doorstep. Occasionally one will arrive dried and shrivelled up in the post. She’ll pack them in ice in an esky ...

The BMA must change its stance on assisted dying

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We represent a broad coalition of medics, including members of the British Medical Association (BMA), and call on the BMA to respect the outcome of its independent members’ survey on assisted dying, and to adopt a neu...

Medics urged to drop opposition to assisted dying before crucial vote

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Medics are being urged to drop their opposition to assisted dying before a landmark vote on the issue by Britain’s biggest doctors’ union. As its members prepare to debate the issue at their annual representative meet...

Are northern English accents dying out? Are they eck as like

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Ah, the stalwarts of summer! Cowes, Goodwood, the Proms and, these days, gloomy academic prognostications about the future of northern accents. Last summer, Manchester University claimed that the speech differences of...

Everything Went Fine review – wonderfully observed story of assisted dying

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François Ozon has brought a tremendous understated confidence and artistry to this very affecting film about euthanasia and assisted dying. There is a robust unsentimentality here, encapsulated by the throwaway gestur...

Australian woman in Sydney quarantine told to charter flight to see dying father in Melbourne

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An Australian woman who flew to Sydney from New York has been told she would have to book a $5,000 charter flight in order to see her dying father in Melbourne. Anna Coffey, a student in New York, was informed by her...

Noel Conway, assisted dying campaigner, dies at home aged 71

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Noel Conway, a retired lecturer who campaigned against the ban on assisted dying after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease, è morto all'età di 71. Conway died on Wednesday at his home in Garmston, Shropshir...

Fishmongers’ Hall terror attack witness describes holding dying victim

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A witness to the Fishmongers’ Hall terror attack in central London has described holding one of the victims in his arms and telling her she was loved as she lay dying. Gareth Evans, a former HMP Grendon inmate, told a...

Teenager turned away from NSW hospital three times before dying of a severe infection

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A teenager dying of a severe infection and blood poisoning went to a New South Wales country hospital four times in 32 hours before his blood pressure and other basic readings were recorded, a coroner has heard. Alex ...

Andrew Denton on the fight for voluntary assisted dying laws

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For the past six years, Andrew Denton has spoken to dozens of people around the world about the arguments for and against voluntary assisted dying. The new season of Denton’s podcast, Better Off Dead, examines how ass...

Assisted dying: trying to find dignity at the end of life

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I totally agree with Henry Marsh (Top UK brain surgeon calls for urgent inquiry into assisted dying, 1 aprile). My husband died of pancreatic cancer in August last year. The impression we are given by the medical profe...

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