Lord Blair: “a law that is wrong”

Lord Blair: “a law that is wrong”

Last year former commissioner of the metropolitan police, Lord Blair, spoke in a House of Lords debate in which he highlighted the problem with the current law on assisted dying and why it is unfit for purpose.

The reality is that those people who compassionately assist someone to die must be treated by the police as criminal; their home could be treated as a homicide scene and their possessions seized as evidence. Lord Blair’s speech really stood out to me as a clear and compelling reason for the UK to enact a clearer, more compassionate law on assisted dying.

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