Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Liability For Suicide

I hear the government are considering a proposal to introduce a new law that would enable someone to be charged with causing the suicide of another. I have some concerns about exactly how this could be proven satisfactorily in a court of law, but the principle is a good one. Anyone who drives another person to such despair that they take their own life needs to be held accountable. It's something that Iain Duncan-Smith called for back in 2006, in order to hold abusive men to account for driving their partners into taking their own lives.

However, I just wonder if there will be pressure from within New Labour from those connected with the David Kelly scandal, to avoid such a law.

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