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Still cross today that Rachael Maskell, the York Labour MP, voted against the assisted dying bill yesterday. Not seeing much about dignity and choice in her blog post.

I understand her concerns that the bill is flawed, but it is clear from her post that she doesn't support it even in principle.

It's all well and good saying we instead need to increase quality of life for people who are dying, but surely the two aren't mutually exclusive.

And just because someone has been given six months to live, doesn't mean that they will choose to die. Many won't. But the key is choice.

If someone is suffering unbearably, with no chance of recovery, the one thing we should be able to give them is dignity.

http://www.rachaelmaskell.com/assisted_dying

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While she does make some valid points about the details of the bill, which may not be suitable as yet, her arguments seem more focused on keeping people alive at all costs. Not mention is made of the quality of life of the person involved just a few anecdotes about how life expectancy can some times be longer. If that person already feels their life has reached an end and we, as a society, have given them all the support possible, they why should they not make the decision. Having said that, as the current government intend to cut care budgets again it does bring into doubt the level of support people would receive. There was also no mention of how other countries that already have these laws are experiencing the problems that she is considering. While she makes it clear that she thinks this bill is not suitable it would be good to see her offer a more general opinion on the rights of the sick.
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#OnThisDay in 1851, Isaac Merritt Singer patented the first sewing machine http://bit.ly/1P3NjMa ©SSPL
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You want the Singer 160 then: http://www.singerco.com/160
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Finished!
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I did. The ones that followed were probably a mistake though...
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This is going to be my new way of life.
A UK college has started teaching students the Danish concept of hygge. But what is it and does it travel well?
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I think that makes you my god.
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Another interesting development. It's pretty shitty that the rest of us who are aware of our hypos have to go without, though. We'll just carry on losing our sight, kidney function, limbs...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34077192
A blood sugar monitor that can stay in the body for five months is being tested on NHS patients with type 1 diabetes.
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Happy left handers day, +John Cooper

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One more question to go, and my final marketing assignment is done (pending feedback, obvs). Then I will be doing some serious catching up for #worldginday. I'd better get a move on!
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I'm currently doing a Marketing course, and would also like to learn about lots of other things, including Kings and Queens of England, the solar system, and psychology and behaviour.

To encourage me to actually learn, rather than just threatening to do it, I'm going to use my G+ account to post some of the more interesting stuff I discover, in the hope that it will help me remember it, and keep others entertained at the same time.

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