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Posts Tagged: Steve Baker MP
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He has more than twice the support of the second-placed Truss. Mordaunt is third. No-one else makes it to double percentage figures.
Greig Baker: I’ve been a Conservative member for the past 20 years – but vaccine passports have pushed me to my limit
I just can’t feel comfortable with these proposals – let alone summon the will to go out and try to convince voters of them.
Bella Wallersteiner: As a parliamentary staffer, I’m appalled by the double standards on who has to wear a mask
Furthermore, I will not attend the Conservative Party Conference if vaccine passports are required.
Sooner or later this problem is going to hit the Tories – hard – due to the demographics the party needs to attract at the next election.
The decision on lifting the remainder of lockdown will be based on many factors. But that’s the question at the heart of it.
The centre isn’t where he or ConservativeHome or anyone else wants it to be. It’s where it is – “Far From Notting Hill”.
WATCH: “People will be right to ask why the Government is still seeking to hang on to these powers”, says Baker
He questions the logic of the current restrictions given the success of the UK’s vaccine programme.
Tracey Follows: Vaccine passports just the start of a digital identity revolution. Here’s what you need to know.
The truth is that all nations are becoming digital nations, and their digital citizens will require access to digital services.
The app was never about absolute free speech, but promoting conversations between different political groups.
The playbook learned delivering Brexit is little use when the weight of public opinion is in favour of more restrictions, not fewer.
David Gauke: The Covid paradox for Johnson: the nearer to normality we get, the more difficulties he’ll have
The Government should begin to dash unrealistic expectations now, rather than be forced to do so later.
Robert 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.
The emergency measures enacted to battle Covid have exposed the groupthink of Whitehall’s expert establishment.