Of course it is a bit surprising, because as a regular Guardian reader I was under the impression that the government was driving people to kill themselves with cuts. For example this piece quotes
Other hand wringing articles warn of the:
jumped on the ghoulish bandwagon:
But even as mental distress and the risk of suicide soar because of austerity, the support is being slashed back.In fact this kind of voyeuristic exploitation of desperate people who had ended their lives has been very widespread on the left. There was even a website "Calum's List" devoted to them as detailed by Brendan O'Neill here.
No doubt all these people will now be revising their opinions in the face of new evidence....