Wednesday, 15 July 2009


However ill his wife may have been, Sir Edward Downes was suffering from nothing more than the infirmities of old age, which will come to us all eventually. Yet he could still receive assisted suicide within Swiss law. The day is coming, and cannot much longer be delayed, when Switzerland is going to have to answer for her rogue statehood on this question.


  1. It seems that he and his wife didn't want to live without each other. They wanted to die together, and they did.