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MHoC By-Election: Voting watch

  • View Poll Results: Who should be elected as an MP in seat 50?
    Aph
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    adam9317
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    george_c00per
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    This policy on Air Ambulances and the RNLI sounds similar to something I suggested in the Labour chit chat thread.
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    (Original post by SoggyCabbages)
    This policy on Air Ambulances and the RNLI sounds similar to something I suggested in the Labour chit chat thread.
    Air ambulances are already done.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Birchington, do you even support the state endorsing the suicide of its own people?
    Provided there are appropriate parameters and safeguards to prevent abuse, I support the introduction of euthanasia accessible to those of rational mind who wish to end their life - particularly for those suffering from life-limiting illness.

    Birchington, your manifesto is not very personal.
    Fair enough.
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    (Original post by Birchington)
    Provided there are appropriate parameters and safeguards to prevent abuse, I support the introduction of euthanasia accessible to those of rational mind who wish to end their life - particularly for those suffering from life-limiting illness.

    Fair enough.
    The exact same thing was said of abortion, legalising assisted suicide is a slippery slope

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    The exact same thing was said of abortion, legalising assisted suicide is a slippery slope

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    I don't see how it is.
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    I don't see how it is.
    I believe abortion was initially with the same terms proposed for assisted suicide, possibly slightly lighter, now you just go to the correct place and give them the cash

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    I believe abortion was initially with the same terms proposed for assisted suicide, possibly slightly lighter, now you just go to the correct place and give them the cash

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    But surely if someone has a terrible terminal illness, are paralysed or have another serious condition, they should have the right to die? Surely it is better for someone to die in a hospital than in front of a train or off a cliff?
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    But surely if someone has a terrible terminal illness, are paralysed or have another serious condition, they should have the right to die? Surely it is better for someone to die in a hospital than in front of a train or off a cliff?
    If they want to die get s load of paracetamol and OD

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    If they want to die get s load of paracetamol and OD

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    No :facepalm: What's wrong with dying in a hospital?
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    No :facepalm: What's wrong with dying in a hospital?
    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    The exact same thing was said of abortion, legalising assisted suicide is a slippery slope

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    The very thing you came in on, perhaps?

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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    And a process of match funding donations in some way would be the simplest way of helping the RNLI. Their website quotes an average of 22 lives saved per day.

    Would future potential lifeboat crew join up if it was a government run organisation? Would oversight mean that some lifeboat volunteers who are not on the boats (such as fundraisers) be put off by red tape? Oversight would mean paying people to be on committees and produce reports, not buying extra or newer boats and equipment.
    Exactly my thoughts

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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    And a process of match funding donations in some way would be the simplest way of helping the RNLI. Their website quotes an average of 22 lives saved per day.

    Would future potential lifeboat crew join up if it was a government run organisation? Would oversight mean that some lifeboat volunteers who are not on the boats (such as fundraisers) be put off by red tape? Oversight would mean paying people to be on committees and produce reports, not buying extra or newer boats and equipment.
    "properly fund" - may mean match funding.

    Oversight =/= Nationalisation. The RNLI already produce reports, we would simply expect these to include details of how all state funds are being utilised and these reports would be sent to the relevant Minister.

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    Exactly my thoughts
    Then you argued it horrendously.
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    Then you argued it horrendously.
    That's my job
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    "properly fund" - may mean match funding.

    Oversight =/= Nationalisation. The RNLI already produce reports, we would simply expect these to include details of how all state funds are being utilised and these reports would be sent to the relevant Minister. * *Then you argued it horrendously.
    What is wrong with just reading the reports required under company and charity law? *Why does a minister need to be involved then. I do not think oversight will mean just a couple of reports to a minister. There would be interference and bureaucracy.
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    Can I ask for the candidates views on the Chilcot report?
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    Can I ask for the candidates views on the Chilcot report?
    I think it's far too long and far too late but it's better than nothing.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    The exact same thing was said of abortion, legalising assisted suicide is a slippery slope

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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    I don't see how it is.
    If you look at those who have gone to Dignitas in Switzerland, you would see how it could become a slippery slope. *It fails completely to recognise certain mental illnesses or the pressure that may be put on people by bullies or rich relatives. *Palliative care and better mental health treatment is the better way.
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    I think it's far too long and far too late but it's better than nothing.
    I didn't realise you were a candidate
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    If you look at those who have gone to Dignitas in Switzerland, you would see how it could become a slippery slope. *It fails completely to recognise certain mental illnesses or the pressure that may be put on people by bullies or rich relatives. *Palliative care and better mental health treatment is the better way.
    Would carrying out thorough assessments before people have assisted deaths be a compromise?
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    I didn't realise you were a candidate
    I'm not. I thought I'd give my opinion as a special gift to the House.
 
 
 
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