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Lamb rejects judge's sympathy and will 'never give up'

by Damon Green - ITV News Correspondent

Paul Lamb has told ITV News he will "never give up" his legal battle for the right to die.

He says he "had little hope" of a ruling in his favour, but is ready to appeal again to the Supreme Court.

"The judge said he had 'sympathy' for me," Mr Lamb said. "I hate that word. Sympathy is no good to me. When he talked about sympathy I just wanted to shout at him.

"If they had a dog that was in the same pain as I am, they wouldn't allow it. The law is just cruel," he added. "There are thousands of people like me, and all we want is the individual right to choose how to end our lives."

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To which Tony Nicklinson's family responded:

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Nicklinson family 'pleased' one appeal succeeded

Tony Nicklinson's family, have confirmed they will appeal the Court of Appeal's ruling against them, have also praised the judges' ruling in favour of one of the three right-to-die challenges.

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Pleased to hear that Martin won his appeal, at least that is something and a small step in the right direction #righttodie

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Nicklinson family count down to right-to-die ruling

The daughters of the late right-to-die campaigner Tony Nicklinson, who have maintained his Twitter account, have issued the following message ahead of the High Court's ruling on their right to pursue an appeal to make assisted suicide legal:

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Just over 15 minuties until the Nickliinson/Lamb #righttodie appeal ruling is released. Thank you for all the support so far #nicklinson

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