The Liverpool Care Pathway – the controversial set of clinical guidelines for those close to death – should undergo a name change, a minister has suggested.
People are just beginning to understand that the Liverpool Care Pathway is the method by which the NHS kills 125,000 people a year. In order to aid such understanding we must of course change the name of the Liverpool Care Pathway.
It is just the most perfect example of what politics is all about isn\’t it?
Anyway, my suggestion for the new name for the LCP: \”This is how the NHS killed granny and this it how it will kill you. Oh, and thanks for the lifetime of paying for all of this.\”
We could of course give it it\’s real and simple name. Euthanasia. But that seems to make some people uncomfortable for some strange reason. Can\’t imagine why: after all, it is good for the State that the old pop their clogs uncomplainingly and early, isn\’t it? And what\’s good for the State is the only worthwhile moral guide in existence.