Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Harold Shipman: "Able to speak from deep personal experience"

Don't get me wrong. I'm no fan of the Daily Mail. But you have to react to their story on Harold Shipman with a combination of indignation and laughter.

It seems that Dr Shipman, believed to be responsible for the death of anything up to 250 people, was a "keen member" of prison classes to help those coping with bereavement.

He even won praise for his contribution to the Living With Loss sessions. His tutor said:
"He had experienced a number of deaths in life and was able to speak from deep personal experience."
Somewhere here there is a profound truth about the vacuousness of the fashionable view that one should not be "judgemental". But right now I am too busy laughing to discuss it.

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