The hard paradox is that while older people are electorally powerful – perhaps more than ever – they are also individually vulnerable.
Posts Tagged: Ethics
These concerns, however, often only add to the need for us to remain ethically and democratically engaged, particularly regarding the most emotive cases.
Look wider than the tragic tale of Alfie Evans. And ask if the balance of power is right between families and the state.
Disputes have focused on questions arising from his plight – parental, ethical, legal. But it may be useful to widen the angle of the lens.
Maria Caulfield: We already have a right to die – and shouldn’t force a duty to kill on doctors and nurses
Even the activists campaigning for legalised assisted suicide have admitted that “the majority of people who die in the UK will not suffer pain”.
Giving terminally ill, mentally competent adults more choice and control at the end of their lives is a Conservative goal. We should support it.
Alan Mak: The Fourth Industrial Revolution 4) The case for embracing technological advances must be made now
That means explaining the benefits in day to day life, and preparing an appropriate regulatory structure to deliver them.
Donor expenses incurred in the transplantation process could be reimbursed in the same way that UK egg and sperm donors are compensated.
You might think, for instance, that adultery is always wrong, too, but feel that it should not be the state’s business to police it.
Graeme Archer: Farron proclaimed his Christian beliefs. So he can’t complain if he’s quizzed about them.
He doesn’t think homosexuality is normal, and so the canary, down in the LibDem coal-mine, starts singing its querulous warning. It’s a canary he’s trying to strangle.
Only by accepting that we all hold moral positions can we hope to generate a more conciliatory and less hostile political environment.
Many on the centre-right call for more plebiscites or get cross about courts taking political decisions. But our appetite for the one and our anger at the other is limited.
We need to measure the impact of firms on the communities in which they operate, instead of simply considering what their return on investment is.
If the head of one person is attached to the body of another, which of them survives – if either?
Tim Montgomerie’s capitalist ideal has a continental underpinning.