Ex-Ofsted chief has motor neurone disease

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The former chief inspector of schools, Chris Woodhead, has revealed he would rather kill himself than die in agony from motor neurone disease. The 62-year-old, who quit as the Government's top schools watchdog after a series of rows with the then Home Secretary David Blunkett, was diagnosed with the disease in 2006.

Revealing his illness yesterday in The Sunday Times, he said: "The prospect of relying on computer-assisted breathing, or assisted speech, is not one I would ever want to tolerate."