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minister for suicide prevention 10 Oct 2018 20:01 #10485

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i see the tories have created a nice well paid job plus very generous expenses no doubt for yet another waste of space toff

if they genuinely cared about the rapidly rising suicide rate they should resign from government and watch the rates go down because it is a statistical fact they have driven many vulnerable people into a situation where they feel they have no other option but to end their own lives
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minister for suicide prevention 10 Oct 2018 21:49 #10489

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Another example of politicians saying the opposite of what they actually intend. The purpose of this appointment is to normalise the use of the word in the hope that it spreads and kills off as many of the poor as possible or rather save the govt the trouble. All opposition to policies affecting suicide have fallen on deaf ears so I doubt there is anything more than the usual empty rhetoric to come from this new ministry position. More likely we can expect some wonderful statistics on prevention which they have manipulated. After all the UN are (apparently) watching.

Recently, I saw something of a campaign to raise awareness yet none of the many comments which I read from people supposedly supportive (mainly sporting backgrounds as the initial link was on my footie team's site) mentioned anything at all about specific causes namely the DWP and benefits regime which have been known to ask the very question: 'why haven't you killed yourself yet?' The city my team play in is a prominent unemployment blackspot and the common attitude towards the unemployed is to dish out derogatory statements as it is with many other places.

With hindsight then maybe a good start from this new minister would be a public statement destygmatising unemployment. As Norman Lamont put it: a necessary evil of this system. Then maybe less people would feel so bad about themselves.
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minister for suicide prevention 11 Oct 2018 09:51 #10500

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She seems like a right nasty piece of work here is a look at here voting history dosnt relay look like she actually wants to help anyone.

www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/24957/jackie_doyle-price/thurrock/votes

clearly not a fan of poor people or helping them in any way in fact she has voted in favour of many of the policy's that are contributing to the suicide rate what a bitch :angry:
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minister for suicide prevention 11 Oct 2018 09:58 #10502

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Theresa May's new suicide prevention minister previously joked about suicide

Theresa May's new suicide prevention minister previously made jokes about suicide, it has emerged.

Jackie Doyle-Price said she would rather jump off a notorious suicide spot than join Ukip.

The health minister was appointed as the UK's first suicide prevention minister by Theresa May on Tuesday but within hours faced criticised over the remark.
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Ms Doyle-Price told a local newspaper in her Thurrock constituency she would rather jump off the Beachy Head cliff in East Sussex than defect from the Tories.

A spokesperson for Jeremy Corbyn called the comments "inappropriate" and "unacceptable".

Speaking to the Thurrock Gazette, Ms Doyle-Price strongly denied that she was considered defecting to Ukip. The conversation took place in 2014, shortly after another Tory MP, Douglas Carswell had quit to join the anti-EU party.

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/suicide-prevention-minister-ukip-joke-beachy-head-jackie-doyle-price-conservative-a8577496.html
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minister for suicide prevention 13 Oct 2018 23:59 #10537

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Thanks for the extra low down Finnster.

I think by minister for suicide prevention they mean that her role is to stop anybody trying to reduce the number of suicides, another of their sick little in jokes.
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