‘I Need Help’, claims Assisted Suicide Bomber
February 21, 2010
‘All I want to do is blow myself up but my doctor refuses to help,’ complained Mr Colin Jessup of Godalming, Surrey. ‘All he has to do is pull the cord on my rucksack. But Oh No! It’s medical ethics this and Hippocratic Oath that. It’s political correctness gone mad.’
The controversy has sparked a wider debate about the issue of assisted suicide bombing. ‘This is about one man’s right to have the help he needs to blow himself to bits,’ said Director of Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti, ‘to stand in his way would not only be an infringement of his civil liberties; it would also be very foolish.’
‘I am simply asking for the right to die with a sense of personal dignity,’ insisted Mr Jessop, ‘with my limbs flying off in all directions while my head shoots into the sky. I just want to go out with a bang.’
Currently many assisted suicide bombers feel forced to fly to Switzerland to visit the Indignitas Clinic where they are locked in a secure room and legally detonated by a doctor via remote control. ‘I shouldn’t have to fly to Switzerland,’ said an aggrieved Jessup, ‘I demand the right to blow myself up at home, with my friends and family around me. It’s what I want. Admittedly, it’s not what they want. But it’s what I want.’
However the Justice Secretary has raised a note of caution. ‘Physician-assisted suicide bombing could be the tip of a very explosive iceberg,’ he warned. ‘If we allow this, then before you know it families will start putting pressure on granny to strap up with Semtex and take a Stanna Stairlift to Heaven. Nobody wants to see that. ‘
Doctors have also expressed concern. ‘Of course we respect an individual’s right to explode,’ said a BMA representative. ‘We just don’t want to be the ones exploding with them. Surely this is a job for the Bomb Squad or someone.’
Mr Jessop has threatened to take his case to the High Court. However, police say that if he goes anywhere near the court they will be forced to seize both him and his case and subject them to a controlled explosion.
Fortunately a solution may have been found to Mr Jessop’s detonation dilemma. Next month he will appear on a Top Gear ‘Right to Die’ Special where he will be blown up by Jeremy Clarkson alongside some caravans, a Vauxhall Vectra and a Toyota Prius.
‘I have no qualms about blowing up Mr Jessup,’ said Clarkson, ‘and I can promise that his death will be both dignified and hilarious.’