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Assisted Dying Law Debate in House Of Lords LIVE

Assisted Dying Law Debate in House Of Lords LIVE

Lord Falconer said a “limited” change was needed to the law to give the terminally ill choice on their deaths.

He insisted that the “final decision must always be made by the patient”, with safeguards to prevent “abuse”

But Lord Tebbit said it would create “too much of a financial incentive for the taking of life”.Syringe and a bottle of morphine

Lord Falconer’s bill which would allow doctors to prescribe a lethal dose to terminally ill patients judged to have less than six months to live. read more

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Lords reform Definitely Ditched

Lords reform Definitely Ditched

  • Posted: Aug 06, 2012
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Lib Dem MPs will try to   block Conservative  plans to drive House of Lords into a different direction.

The Deputy PM has said he was dropping Lords reform after David Cameron told him Tory MPs were not prepared to support changes.

Nick Clegg said that the Tories had “broken the contract” between the coalition partners, even though his party had consistently delivered on its side of the deal.

He told a news conference in London: “The Conservative Party is not honouring the commitment to the Lords reform and, as a result, part of our contract has now been broken. read more

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Lords Reform Set To Be Cancelled Next Week

Lords Reform Set To Be Cancelled Next Week

  • Posted: Aug 05, 2012
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The Prime Minister is expected to shelve Lords reform

Tory supporters of the Prime Minister don’t support the change in the House of Lords

But the Government is now said to be preparing to shelve the plans, which would slash the number of members in the House of Lords

If these plans go ahead. The House of Lords will be 80% elected.
The Lib Dems are already  preparing to retaliate , they have already warned they could block boundary changes that could hand the Tories an extra 20 seats at the next election. read more

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Lords Reform: PM Calls For Tory Support

Lords Reform: PM Calls For Tory Support

David Cameron calls on Conservative MPs to back the reform of the House of Lords as a draft Bill is published.

David Cameron has insisted it is time to “make progress” on reform of the House of Lords as a Tory revolt over the controversial legislation starts to bubble.

A draft Bill to create a mostly elected second chamber was published on Wednesday after Nick Clegg declared that MPs have to “just get on with it and got on with it”.

Mr Cameron backed his Deputy Prime Minister, declaring at PMQs (Prim Minister Questions) that progress had to be made on reforming the second chamber despite substantial opposition in his own party. read more

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