07 November 2007

Behind the Headlines

Darren Reynolds, writing on LibDemVoice:

"According to the Office of National Statistics, every day about 1,400 people die in the UK. Of these, about 440 are from heart disease, 370 are from cancer and 260 are from diseases of the brain or stroke. Beyond that, there is death and great suffering caused by a huge range of other illnesses.

Of the total number of deaths, precisely none are from terrorism this year. Not since 7th July 2005 have people suffered in this way. Then, whilst the 52 victims and their families were part of a great tragedy, the tragedy of 1,400 people dying daily in the UK from other causes is surely as great."

Read the full article here.

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