If there was an easy, simple and free way you could help save hundreds of lives every year, you’d take it, right?
Well that’s the decision facing MPs today as the Mirror-backed organ donation opt-out Bill returns to Parliament .
It’s rare that something of such obvious common sense is on the agenda.
But thanks to Labour MP Geoffrey Robinson’s private member’s Bill, the Commons can today Change the Law for Life.
Three former Prime Ministers are backing the bid, which has garnered support from across the political spectrum.
But the human face of this fight is Max Johnson, the young heart transplant lad who has so eloquently put the case for switching to a presumed consent system.
His mum Emma was in Westminster last night for an emotional reception where families, MPs and experts explained why this lifesaving change is needed.
It looks like there will be enough MPs in the Commons today to push through the new law, which is backed by Theresa May.
Thank you to every one of you who has supported our campaign for this simple yet vital change; fingers crossed that by the close of play we will be one step closer to saving more lives.
Jeremy Corbyn has been on something of what an X Factor contestant might describe as “a journey”.
The veteran eurosceptic, who spent decades campaigning for the UK to quit the EU in its various guises , is apparently on the brink of pledging Labour’s support for a customs union.
Emily Thornberry last night became the latest Shadow Cabinet figure to indicate this momentous change in policy.
If Corbyn does indeed commit when he makes a major speech on Monday, it will be a big victory for party moderates who have quietly campaigned behind the scenes to steer the Labour leader to the position.
Meanwhile, the Tories’ eight-hour lock-in at Chequers broke up with the PM winning backing for her latest Brexit speech next week.
Though the truce could be short-lived, with one senior figure describing it to the BBC as an “outbreak of unity for now”.
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