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Reader’s Comment of the Week
In response to Laura Perrins: Katie Hopkins likes the idea of euthanasia vans. Liberals beware, Patsy wrote:
My mother endured a long slow decline and I often wished that the end would come. I looked very carefully at euthanasia during that period and concluded that if we go down this road it will be a slippery slope to getting rid of those who have become a burden or are not productive in life.
Belgium has proved this, as they are now euthanasing children. Assisted dying is a polite way of allowing us to murder our fellow human beings. And don’t tell me its all about choice – it won’t be once you have opened the door to it. We need to encourage people to enjoy their life as long as they can and then have very good support and palliative care at the end of life. Love, support, care and medication – not killing.
TCW Hero of the Week This week Matt Hancock announced the abolition of trade union ‘check-off’, the archaic system where union subscriptions are automatically taken from civil servants’ pay packets in a process funded by the taxpayer.
Instead, public sector workers will now choose to opt in to pay it and the subsequent political levy. Much fairer, much more democratic. Well done Mr Hancock for making a move against the radical Left, who seek to hold this country to ransom.
TCW Villain of the Week Camila Batmanghelidjh, has done some pioneering work among deprived youngsters at her Kids Company charity over the past 20 years. But many observers have repeatedly questioned the way the charity is run, its seemingly endless hunger for cash and its failure to produce hard data on its results. Most worrying were persistent reports that teenagers queued up to receive cash in brown paper envelopes. This week Kids Company came tumbling down as Camila quit and the money ran out, despite a last-minute Government injection of £3 million.
Camila has blamed just about everyone else for the demise of her project: ministers, civil servants, and the media. We think that she should take a good, hard look at how she has conducted herself.