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Should old die for sake of young?

A senior Church of Scotland minister has questioned the wisdom of spending large amounts of money keeping older people alive.

The Reverend Maxwell Craig, 76, feels funding could be better spent helping the young stay out of trouble.

He believes that people over 75 would often prefer to die, rather than live a “half-life” with reduced physical and mental abilities.

Help the Aged has called the comments “misguided.”

Mr Craig, who lives in Stirling, is Extra Chaplain to the Queen in Scotland and past convener of the Church of Scotland’s church and nation committee.

Full story at BBC Scotland.

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