The emergency #CoronavirusBillUK contains the most draconian powers ever in peacetime UK. It’ll be rushed through Parliament on Monday, lasting 2 years. 2 years is too long.
Government is right to take extraordinary measures in extraordinary circumstances – but these long-lasting, breathtaking powers need basic safeguards.
Today MP David Davis appeared on BBC Radio 4 saying: “There’s clearly an emergency. But the Government’s got to be open with [the Coronavirus Bill]. It’s got to tell us the truth.”
Listen to the full conversation here: