The Archbishop of Wales described organ transplants as 'asset stripping'. It was an odd criticism when those assets come from the dead who no longer have a use for them. Ex-Assembly member Glyn Davies had a debate in Parliament fretting about the Welsh Government's proposal for an opt-out system that will improve the supply of organs.
The issue is not one for the UK Parliament at the moment but it is a likely one for legislation in Wales. I am mystified by opposition to a measure that will give peace of mind and a longer life to thousands of people who have suffered exceptional misfortunes. Would they feel the same if they had met Matt Lammas who died on Saturday. (see yesterday's blog).
I am hopeful that the South Wales Argus will give a full sympathetic account of this tragedy. Public opinion has to be galvanised to put some more backbone into our Assembly Members. They may falter when faced with baffling objections from those who are organ-retentive - even after death.
'Don't you know there's a bloody war on?'
That was a slogan that the Sun used at party conferences in one year. It's time to revive it. Hundreds of issues will be discussed in minute details at party conferences. As far as I can seen the continuing deaths in Afghanistan will not be discussed at all.
I'll be attending the Labour conference and I will do my best to raise it.