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Licence to kill?

Assisted suicide could soon become legal in the UK. All the signs indicate that there will be another piece of legislation before MPs later in the year.

Politics analysed James Mildred
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Since 2003, there have been more than ten serious legislative attempts at Westminster to change the law on this issue, but each one has failed. The most recent was September 2015, where MPs rejected the Assisted Dying Bill by 330–118. Given how much the House of Commons has changed since the last vote, the outcome of this next challenge is far from certain.