Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ray Gosling - of course he must be tried and jailed


Ray Gosling

I hadn't thought of broadcaster Ray Gosling for about 20 years until he confessed on BBC's Inside Out that he had mercy killed his dying young lover. From the jumble of reports, I think Gosling has admitted to honouring a pact with his hospitalised unnamed partner and smothering him with a pillow to end his "terrible, terrible pain" from an Aids-related illness.

Nottinghamshire Police are investigating the matter. But since Gosling has announced he will not cooperate with the inquiry, I am pretty certain he won't be prosecuted. I can well imagine a disinclination to follow the trail that may implicate others in what will be framed in the media as an assisted suicide.

Well, you know my views on the matter. Even my fiancee Molly Parkin is appalled by my hostility to the death camp Dignitas in Switzerland. Gosling wanted to end his lover's pain. In truth he also wanted to end his own. Dignity in Dying is already using this story to push its soap operatic, death camp agenda. I already see the TV show: Live or Die: You Decide. The decider won't be the life in question, but the emoting of loved ones - anxious to end their own misery.

As I write, aiding or abetting another person's death is illegal in England and Wales under the 1961 Suicide Act, and is punishable by up to 14 years in jail. Gosling has freely made his confession. He should be arrested, tried amd jailed for murder or manslaughter. He'll have ample opportunity to emote in the dock and on the TV breakfast shows for a public sympathy reactively honed by the talent shows. And the atheistic libertarians who now write national newspaper editorials will have acres of space to call for the right to exterminate someone whose health condition is a thundering and expensive nuisance.

Prepare for a whole new area of litigation: Assisted Suicide - Or Convenience Killing?

11 comments:

Ron Broxted said...

We examine the whole issue of bringing a prosecution. Remember 2 years ago and Basil Brush? Incitement to racial hatred (steady on) by Northamptonshire plod over what was basically a poor joke. "That Brush 'e is a villain. You wanna faaacking watch it Basil. We watchin' you, boy". Same with Gosling. Don't have nightmares.

Anonymous said...

did you hear gosling on the Today programme this morning? if not you should hunt it down, it was remarkable. up to and including when he corrected Sarah thingamebob that "he wasn't my partner, he was my bit on the side."

and when she said, "but it was against the law" he retorted, "Sarah, this is me you're talking to. I've broken the law many times."

Madame Arcati said...

I didn't hear that. In other words he practised euthanasia to relieve himself.

Anonymous said...

Has Madame Arcati had a personality transplant?

the late Dr Crippen said...

Well if he did it he would have to be tried but aren't you jumping the gun a bit ?.Jailed only if found guilty.

Mind you I'm comming around to MA's thinking..a bad fortnight could see me checking into Dignatas where one cannot check out of.

Sooty said...

did Basil Brush smother his partner ?

Sherlock Holmes said...

Gosling arrested. But what can the cops do?

rockmother said...

Gosling appeared deranged and strangely over-excitable on the news last night as one would imagine an arsonist attending their own fire would be. Over-ebullient and over-dramatic for great and ridiculous over-effect. Massive attention-seeking behaviour. I wouldn't be surprised if it is all lies.

Madame Arcati said...

Perhaps it's career revival strategy. Certainly he'll be on Loose Women any minute now, advising the tarts on how to drown smelly old Aunty Edna.

godless but not heartless said...

The Hitchens and Amis tags seem unnecessary. I don't believe in god; I don't support euthanasia. It's not paradoxical, but I'm sure you'll disagree.

Madame Arcati said...

Amis backs euthanasia, I don't know about Hitchens, but I'd bet good money he does. If subjects are labelled there's usually a good reason.