My Lord Joffe\’s argument

So when the DPP assesses the responses to the consultation, he should be aware that many will come from the relatively small minority who base their views on their faith, and have been encouraged by their religious leaders to write to him. Meanwhile, most of the silent majority who support assisted dying and, it can be assumed, would also support the policy, either do not know of the consultation or have not had the same kind of face-to-face encouragement to respond.

Those who actually make their views known are wrong and we should assume that everyone who does not respond supports me!

On this basis of course none of the above has won every election for the past century. Afraid it doesn\’t quite work like that Sirrah.

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