The response has shown how many Conservatives are deeply opposed to letting civil liberties fall victim to Covid-19.
Posts Tagged: Civil liberties
Peter Franklin: I’m pro-mask, pro-vax and pro-lockdown (if necessary). But against compulsory vaccination. Here’s why.
I’m more relaxed about the frontiers of the state rolling forward than some. But all the way into my bloodstream? Not without my say so.
A third front is set to resume in the struggle between the elected and unelected. The Government v the judges.
Such is the logic of the new Justice Secretary’s appointment – and the combative stance of the Attorney-General.
Russell George: Vaccine passports are a raid on our civil liberties. Conservatives will fight against them in Wales.
The time for the restoration of our freedoms is here, and I’m not talking ‘liberty-lite’, but the ‘full-fat’ version.
Furthermore, this intervention would put a strain on a hospitality industry that is already suffering.
Steve Baker and Dominic Grieve: Saturday’s vigil, its mishandling – and why we should be wary of this plan for more police powers
Those MPs voting for the Bill today must make clear their intent to improve it later stages – and protect our civil liberties.
It’s a terrible milestone and Ministers throughout the UK will be blamed. How could our governments and administrations do better next time?
Rob Sutton: The protection of civil liberties must be placed at the heart of a reformed Public Health Act
The dubious legal basis for lockdown restrictions should be clarified by making its scope explicit.
Emily Barley: The Government’s Brexit plan puts us at risk of substandard and corrupt justice systems in EU member states
Britons were told the country would be leaving the dangerous European Arrest Warrant system, but its replacement looks suspiciously similar.
The amendment to the Immigration Bill will be an opportunity to gauge the Party’s willingness to respect the liberties of the most excluded.
Jay Singh-Sohal: We are being challenged in ways our country has not seen since the Second World War
The loss of our liberties is no good or easy thing to accept. While our social life disappears, what we do have is time.
Very few businesses could survive a lockdown of the type we’re currently in for six months. A sustained one will have to be more focused.
Unbridled worship of the market, ahead of principle, responsibility and loyalty, would be a betrayal of our Party’s history.
Sponsored Post: Stand With Hong Kong: Boris, please show the world that Britain will keep her promise on Hong Kong’s freedom
Time is not on our side – but under a new Prime Minister, the UK can stand with Hongkongers and uphold our freedom.
We were curious to know how big the proportion of objectors would be, to which the answer is: a fifth.