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Prue Leith takes swipe at MP son over assisted dying law and accuses opposition of ‘scaremongering’

Prue Leith takes swipe at her MP son over assisted dying law and accuses those who oppose legalising it of ‘scaremongering’

  •  Prue Leith has said opponents of legalising assisted dying are ‘scaremongering’ 
  • The GBBO judge, 81, expressed her support for the Assisted Dying Bill in a letter
  • However, her own son, Tory MP Danny Kruger, is an opponent of the legislation 


Prue Leith has said opponents of legalising assisted dying are ‘scaremongering’.

The Great British Bake Off judge, 81, dismissed the idea that children of terminally ill patients would abuse the process to inherit earlier. 

This is despite her own son, Tory MP Danny Kruger, being an opponent of the legislation.

Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith, 81, expressed her support for the Assisted Dying Bill in a letter to the Telegraph and said opponents of legalising assisted dying are ‘scaremongering’

Miss Leith expressed her support for the Assisted Dying Bill in a letter. She wrote: ‘Opponents to the Bill fear that grasping children will coerce dying parents to get their doctors to see them off so they can inherit.

‘This is scaremongering. If someone is going to die within six months anyway, which must be the case to qualify for assistance to die, why would anyone risk prosecution to get the money a few months earlier?’ Her letter was sent to The Daily Telegraph.

The Assisted Dying Bill, which would allow adults who are of sound mind and have six months or less to live to legally seek assistance to end their lives, will have its second reading in Parliament today.

However, her own son, Tory MP Danny Kruger, is an opponent of the legislation and chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Dying Well which campaigns against the reform

However, her own son, Tory MP Danny Kruger, is an opponent of the legislation and chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Dying Well which campaigns against the reform

Mr Kruger is chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Dying Well which campaigns against the reform.

He previously wrote that the campaign for legalisation was being ‘outpaced by developments in palliative care’.

Yesterday, the Daily Mail revealed that Tory peer Michael Forsyth had changed his mind on his opposition to the reform after a deathbed encounter with his father, who died last year from bladder cancer.  

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