Is government colluding with industry to ensure that maximum profit is extracted from the cradle to the grave?

Are frail or elderly Britons kept alive, against their will, to boost industry profits?

Like most people polled in Britain, BBC Online reports that Anna Soubry, newly appointed Under-Secretary of State for Health, thinks that the law needs to “evolve” to allow people to die at home – self-assisted dying not medical euthanasia.

Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb, who was also appointed as a health minister in the reshuffle, said there was a case “for looking at reform”: “I certainly think that we should debate it.”

Is beneficial reform being delayed due to the corporate lobbying of the huge and influential ‘health’ industry which needs the frail & elderly – and their families – to live and pay as long as possible?

Assisted dying and/or euthanasia is legal in Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Columbia and three American states: Oregon, Washington, and Montana.

This corporate political nexus pervades every corner and stage of our lives

Evidence of this is regularly published on this website. The most recent example reported today is the thousands of pounds donations from a major shareholder in America’s Domino’s Pizza company given to Education Secretary Michael Gove’s constituency party. Channel 4’s Dispatches identified a disturbing new trend for fast food chains like Domino’s to open premises close to schools.

Time for change!

 

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Posted on September 9, 2012, in Banking and finance, Conflict of interest, Corporate political nexus, Democracy undermined, Government, Lobbying, Vested interests and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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    There’s also the issue that medical science is keeping people alive for longer with no thought given to the quality of the life that is lived.

    This, of course, means demands for ever greater investment in geriatric health care, keeps cancer numbers rising (thus justifying even more research money) as people are living long enough to die of cancers that would not have been a cause of death twenty years ago.

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