Senior Labour spokesman and MP for Highbury and Islington, Grace Shepherd has reacted strongly to suggestions that British judges are contemplating the possibility of allowing Ian Brady to starve himself to death.
Brady has for many years argued that he should be allowed to die if he chose to, 'abstain from food over a prolonged period of time'. Claiming that his life was not worth living, he said that he should be "permitted to leave this life for possibly a better one else where".
One psychiatrist, Tony Maden, supported Brady in court saying his decision to starve himself to death was "unimpaired by his mental illness".
For the first time high court judges in Britain are beginning to debate whether or not he should indeed be granted his request.
However the possibility that Brady should be allowed to kill himself has drawn a hostile reaction from several politicians notably the Rt Hon Grace Shepherd, MP for Highbury and Islington. Talking to our home affairs correspondent she said,
"The thought that in this day and age we should actually be discussing the possibility of allowing another fellow human being to starve himself to death is totally abhorrent to me. I'm sure we could be looking at ways of helping this man to live rather than assisting his death. Quite how he has managed to get himself in this state of mind I don't know.It just shows how some people's lives can take a turn for the worst when you least expect it. For me he is still the greatest player to ever have put on an Arsenal shirt and, as an aging Gooner, I was always be thankful to him for that. "