Tanya Gold's take on the royal family's ability to project an impression of thrift while spending vast sums of public money is, in my humble republican opinion, the most entertaining published response to the appeal court's ruling that Prince Charles's correspondence with Tony Blair's cabinet should be published. The Guardian's leader on the topic of the so-called 'black spider' memos is also a stimulating read. I suspect the attorney general has a real fight on his hands. His argument appears to be that we must not know what Prince Charles's most passionate political opinions are because he is not supposed to have political opinions, and that his correspondence must therefore be suppressed because it might compromise the public's impression of his political neutrality. Convoluted or simply deluded? You choose.
‘Mercy killings’ ‘assisted-killings’, some even call it euthanasia. What those terms refer to is when person A helps person B take their life with their consent. It’s a huge controversy since in all societies (I'd like to think), human life is a cherished and definitely a privilege. If someone around the world is fighting for their lives, way take away the life of someone who could potentially live another day or a few more years?