Decriminalising euthanasia will open flood gates – Family First

September 27, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgNewstalk ZB 30 April 2012One family lobby group expects the flood gates would be opened up by decriminalising euthanasia. The issue has come under the spotlight again as Labour’s Maryan Street prepares a private members bill to give people the choice around how and when they finish their life. Family First national director Bob McCoskrie is against the idea, saying it could be the start of a slippery slope. “When we decriminalise euthanasia, we then send an underlying message to disabled, to sick people, to elderly people, even to socially disadvantaged people, that they can be a burden upon their families, upon the taxpayer.” Mr McCoskrie says they would then look to euthanasia as the perfect solution. He says research from around the world shows voluntary euthanasia, with strict legal safeguards and reporting measures doesn’t work. He wants a shift in focus. “At the end of the day I think we should be focusing on giving people quality and social palliative care rather than sending a message that euthanasia will simply solve the problem.” read more

Alba blasts Barcelona chief Abidal for ‘throwing s***’ in Camp Nou row

September 26, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgJordi Alba has joined Lionel Messi in criticising Barcelona director of football Eric Abidal for comments he made after Ernesto Valverde was sacked as manager from the club. The La Liga giants have been in turmoil in recent days as Messi took to social media to hit out at Abidal after the Frenchman said in an interview: “A lot of players were not happy (under Valverde )and did not work much and there was also a problem with internal communication.” Jordi Alba and his side were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Athletic Bilbao on Thursday night Messi took to social media to blast Abidal, and speaking to reporters following Barcelona’s 1-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey quarter-final Alba appeared to agree with his teammate. “The club gets enough s*** thrown at it from the outside so we shouldn’t be throwing s*** at ourselves,” Alba said. “Abidal was a player, he is loved by the fans and that’s why he should know what it’s like inside the dressing room and how players feel.” Barcelona slumped to defeat against Bilbao following a last-minute own goal by Sergio Busquets, and they have now lost three games in their last seven in all competitions. Messi’s future has been cast in doubt since his comments on Instagram following Abidal’s interview. Read Also: Real Madrid, Barcelona battle Man Utd for £60m-rated Grealish “Players for what happens on the field, we are also the first to acknowledge when we don’t play well. “Those in charge of sporting direction should also face up to their responsibilities and above all take charge of their own decisions. “Lastly, I think that when you talk about players, you should give names because otherwise you are tainting everyone’s name and feeding rumours that spread and are not true.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Top 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All Time7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The World6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch Today The six-time Ballon d’Or winner said: “I honestly do not like to do this kind of thing but I think that everyone has to be responsible for their job and take responsibility for their decisions.last_img read more