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Today’s talking point: Petition to ditch Coronavirus Act


MANY are unaware that the Coronavirus Act, which came into force a year ago yesterday, has yet another year to run. Although its measures may not all remain in force, the Act allows the four UK governments to switch on its powers as and when they decide they are needed and switch them off again when they say they are not necessary, on the advice of the chief medical officers.

To date the lockdown measures have been wildly disproportionate to any threat we’ve faced. They have, as Laura predicted, shackled our liberty and blighted our future. The Government has betrayed its promise that they would be used only when strictly necessary or for as long as required to respond to the situation.

This is why we encourage you today to sign this important petition to repeal the Emergency Coronavirus Act, forbid further national lockdowns, abolish tiered restrictions, restore civil liberties and increase focus on education, guidance, advice and best practices. The country is a very different place from a year ago, unknowns have become knowns, and the risk are now understood, as discussed in this article by Mark Ellse.

You can sign the petition here.

Feel free to discuss this or anything else on your mind.

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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