Podcast Special: should euthanasia be legalised?

Jul 02, 2019, 04:37 PM
Four years ago, the Assisted Dying Bill was overwhelmingly defeated in parliament. The euthanasia debate hasn’t disappeared, however, and will be brought back in parliament this Thursday. One recent poll showed that 90 per cent of the UK’s population now support assisted dying for the terminally ill. So is a relaxation of the law inevitable? Would it represent progress? Or is it very dangerous? Our literary editor Sam Leith joined our associate editor Douglas Murray to discuss. Tune in for a considered and civilised discussion between two people with very different views.

This discussion was first recorded for a magazine feature earlier this year. You can read that here.