Tomorrow night British television will air footage of a man committing suicide:

The chilling scenes show Craig Ewert, 59, who had motor neurone disease, setting a timer to switch off his ventilator before drinking lethal sedatives. . . .

Mr Ewert’s assisted suicide at the Swiss Dignitas clinic, was filmed for a documentary called Right To Die – The Suicide Tourist, to be shown on Sky Real Lives channel on Wednesday night.

It will be the first time an assisted suicide has been shown on British TV . . . .

Remember what the formidable moralist and sociologist Philip Rieff said in 1968: “A culture in which everything can be said and shown will produce, as night follows day, a society in which everything, no matter how terrible, can be done.”

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