LETTER: Honest – and courageous

Although I am not, and have never been, a supporter of the Conservative party I wholeheartedly back the stand taken by our MP Caroline Ansell, who I believe has been honest and courageous in her opposition to the Assisted Dying Bill. The attacks on her by a number of correspondents in your edition of September 4 seem to contain a dangerous whiff of anti-religious sentiment. This is quite explicit in the letter from S. Parlanti who writes: “One wonders how much Caroline’s religious views are the real reason for her not supporting the Bill.”

Maggie De Vos goes even further. She writes: “I would like to remind Mrs Ansell that she was not elected just to follow her conscience.”

God save us from politicians who do not follow their conscience!

John Carmody

Royal Parade

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