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Pick of our readers’ comments: We’re being ruled by decree


IN response to Frederick Edward: It’ll all end in tiers, Sam Duncan wrote:

The rule of law has been thrown to the wind and most of our elected representatives can’t be bothered to defend our liberty.

The rule of law isn’t simply being ruled by laws; it’s being governed by principle, rather than the whim of those in power. Yet what do we have right now? Rule by decree, guided by the pronouncements of court wizards* whose deliberations are deemed too complex and arcane for we mere peasants to understand, and too profound to argue with. The devolved First Ministers, who were screaming blue murder a couple of years ago about ‘Henry VIII’ powers, now routinely impose new restrictions at a moment’s notice.

Meanwhile MPs, where they haven’t been formally cut out of the process entirely by the Act they themselves passed, for the most part sit back and cheer all this on, many of them objecting only when our liberties and livelihoods aren’t hit hard enough.

Yes, the virus is real. Yes, the disease can be deadly. But so are many things. The governmental reaction to it has been utterly unacceptable for a supposedly free country.

*Meaning ‘wise men’. That’s what they claim to be.

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