I have no argument with Patricia Hewitt's amendment to the Coroners and Justice Bill which seeks to end the present obscene situation where a partner can be jailed for helping a terminally ill partner to commit suicide.
I do have a problem with the notion that the government can or should exercise your autonomy to make that decision on your behalf; but that is as nothing compared to Patricia Hewitt's latest suggestion - that suicide clinics should be set up in the UK.
'We need British suicide clinics' says former Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt
A new franchise opportunity for the unemployed?
Hard-to-let council houses on windswept welsh hillsides to be refitted to 'meet the needs of this new initiative'?
A 'revamp' of mid-Staffordshire Health Trust 'to meet new challenges'?
A discrete door at the rear of Tesco's - 'proud to be the government's partner in this new health initiative'?
A government funded charity set up to help 'ex-British workers ex-it the British way'?
Additional funds to be allocated to the Fire Service to cover the cost of delivering the 'over 30 stone'?
GP's ordered to hand out vouchers for local taxi services to enable the 'poor and deserving' to meet a 'fitting end'.
Anti-Terrorism laws used to apprehend the fit and well at the clinic door and return them to gainful employment?
NHS managers facing criticism after it emerges that they were offering 'bribes' to unwilling clients to meet their 'allocation' block?
Hewittas Clinics - as promoted by labour-list......'the way to go'.