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Meanwhile in Belgium

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:23 pm
by youngian
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I'm rather dumfounded by this story
Belgian rapist and murderer to be put to death by lethal injection
Frank Van Den Bleeken won right to euthanasia after claiming he could not face rest of life in jail

A rapist and murderer is to be put to death in Belgium this week, despite Europe’s ban on the death penalty, after a court granted him the right to euthanasia.

Frank Van Den Bleeken, 52, is not physically ill but claims his “psychological suffering” is unbearable and that he would prefer to die than spend more of his life behind bars.

He says he has no prospect of ever being released from prison as he cannot overcome his uncontrollable sexual impulses, and that he does not wish another two or three decades in jail.

His application to die was accepted by Belgium’s Federal Euthanasia Commission in September, and over the weekend, official gave approval for him to be taken to a specialist clinic on Sunday, where he will be killed by lethal injection.

Belgium legalised euthanasia in 2002, and is one of only three countries to allow the practice, the others being the Netherlands and Luxembourg. More countries, including Switzerland and some states of America, allow doctors to assist suicide in certain circumstances.

Re: Meanwhile in Belgium

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:03 am
by Silkyman
A series of explosions in Brussels. The Mail is being it's usual tactful self with CCTV that seems to show many people being murdered, or at least badly injured. And the comments are all blaming the EU.

Re: Meanwhile in Belgium

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:14 am
by youngian
Is Helmer trying to be funny?
Roger HelmerVerified @RogerHelmerMEP
There's been a Bomb at Brussels Airport. I was in the Parliament at the time.
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Re: Meanwhile in Belgium

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:21 am
by Malcolm Armsteen
Words fail me. Using a tragedy like this for crass political advantage...

Re: Meanwhile in Belgium

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:21 am
by Killer Whale
Yeah, but that Remain scaremongering, eh? :roll:

Re: Meanwhile in Belgium

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:44 am
by bluebellnutter
Sickening. When the dust has settled I really, really hope these bastards are called out for this shit.

Re: Meanwhile in Belgium

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:52 am
by bluebellnutter
Even Kay Burley is calling out Ms Pearson for this

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When people on Twitter are agreeing with Kay Burley that you're basically a shit person then you're really, really fucked.

Re: Meanwhile in Belgium

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:53 am
by Silkyman
They won't be. Because as tasteless as it is, it fits in with the narrative that the right, and with it, too much of the media in this country, wants to put forward.

The EU is DANGEROUS...

Re: Meanwhile in Belgium

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:00 am
by The Red Arrow
There's a complete failure of logic and - yes I'm going to say it - common sense from some of the arseholes commenting on those tweets. Disgusted doesn't even come close to how I feel. These miserable excuses for human being will be soon be invoking the spirit of the Blitz without a trace of irony. Remember that.

Re: Meanwhile in Belgium

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:02 am
by youngian
bluebellnutter wrote:Even Kay Burley is calling out Ms Pearson for this

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When people on Twitter are agreeing with Kay Burley that you're basically a shit person then you're really, really fucked.
When you're being told by Newton-Dunn you've got no class it's time for self-reflection
Tom Newton Dunn 17m17 minutes ago
UKIP waste no time. Defence spokesman Mike Hookem puts out release saying #Brussels attacks show Schengen is security threat. Distasteful.

Re: Meanwhile in Belgium

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:15 am
by Safe_Timber_Man
It's happening everywhere. Logged onto Twitter, shook my head in disbelief, promptly logged off.

I'm sure there was a time not all that long ago where there was at least a brief period before the political point scoring began. Now it's fucking instant. Literally the first thing a lot people do when a tragedy occurs.

Re: Meanwhile in Belgium

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:31 am
by youngian
This is all that is needed from politicians at this time but the replies are sickening
Paul Nuttall ‏@paulnuttallukip 1h1 hour ago
Brussels on lockdown. 'My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected'
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Re: Meanwhile in Belgium

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:33 am
by Malcolm Armsteen
Stupid people get angry, demand indiscriminate, unspecified action.

Understandable, but not forgiveable.

Re: Meanwhile in Belgium

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:33 am
by mattomac
Yeah that's why North America has never suffered a recent terrorist attack on home soil, it's never been part of the EU.

Out nowwwwww

Re: Meanwhile in Belgium

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:36 am
by bluebellnutter
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A shame his party as a whole isn't on that particular page.