It has emerged that the UK economy may voluntarily choose to die with dignity. Although currently illegal, a new campaign hopes to enshrine ‘the right to perish’ in UK law just before Article 50 is triggered. If MPs decide to reject the bill entitled ‘assisted economic suicide’, it is hoped that a special clinic will be given passporting rights to supply the lethal overdose. According to Tory backbenchers, Theresa May is very supportive of the proposals.
‘We believe that everyone has the right to a good death, including the wealth and resources of a developed country,’ said Louise Watts, a spokesperson for Dignity and Choice in Dying. ‘Moribund economies deserve better and should not have to suffer against their wishes. As a recognised leader in the provision of high-quality end-of-life care, we can help to accelerate the UK’s demise and therefore take back control.’
Unfortunately, since Brexit, the British economy no longer has the right to travel to mainland Europe to be put to death.