Author Archive for Baroness Murphy

Assisted Dying Bill, two days to go.

Baroness Murphy

Regular blog followers will know I am a strong supporter of Lord Falconers’s Bill to enable those who are terminally ill and within 6 months of death, to request assistance to die at a time of their choosing. It makes sense to me as a clinician who has worked all my life with older people…

Panic over child sexual abuse

Baroness Murphy

I agree with every word of Baroness Lister’s blog on Assisted Dying, I’ll say more next week as we approach the debate. But I don’t want to leave the recent news on child sexual abuse without a comment. ¬†Claims of an establishment cover-up of historical child sex abuse involving public figures, including politicians, have prompted…

Consumer Rights Bill

Baroness Murphy

I’ll be honest here, I went into the House yesterday for meetings concerned with forthcoming bills but did not particularly want to go into the Chamber. But as readers will know, no put backside on bench, no attendance fee, so I scoured the day’s agenda for something entertaining. Isn’t that a dreadful admission? But all…

Debate on Iraq today!

Baroness Murphy

Further to my last…..Sorry everyone, my previous post related to an old copy of the “Forthcoming Business” list and not the one that appeared this lunchtime. Grovelling apologies, there will be a debate TODAY on Iraq. ” Baroness Warsi to move that this House takes note of the security and political situation in Iraq.” Not…

Iraq: anything to do with us?

Baroness Murphy

I am often puzzled by the business agenda of the house. I have been keeping my eyes open for a debate to be tabled on the crisis in Iraq and what policy the UK should adopt in relation to the Isis/ Sunni insurgency heading for Bagdhad. There is no debate tabled. Instead we plod on…