Labour leader Ed Miliband may seriously harm his party’s election chances after seemingly becoming more and more sympathetic to changing Britain’s law on euthanasia or “assisted dying” if he becomes Prime Minister next year.
The Sunday Express reports that Miliband — under the influence of long-standing euthanasia campaigner Lord Falconer — is coming around to the idea of amending Britain’s legislation on suicide and assisted dying in order to make it easier for people to opt of their lives if they are terminally ill.
Critics have suggested that the measures have been put to the House of Commons a number of times in the past, and have not been successful due to the risks of potential murderers abusing the law.
The Express quotes “insiders” who say that Mr Miliband is considering a manifesto pledge in time for the General Election next year.
One Labour MP is said to have claimed: “I am trying to make sure a very clear message is sent back to the leadership that this is really not an appropriate subject for the Labour Party to be putting forward manifesto commitments on.