NEWS: We’ve joined 20 rights groups to tell MPs to scrap the Coronavirus Act

Big Brother Watch Team / September 27, 2020

We’ve joined 20 rights groups to tell MPs to scrap the Coronavirus Act.

If the Speaker can’t allow votes on amendments; if MPs can’t repeal powers responsible for 100% unlawful prosecutions, the Act is without doubt a long-term danger to rights & democracy.

It must go.

Media coverage

The Independent — Coronavirus: Emergency powers law ‘lasting threat to human rights’, charities warn

Daily Express — Boris Johnson CRISIS: PM faces huge Commons defeat as Tories rebel on coronavirus

Morning Star — MPs urged to scrap ‘draconian’ Coronavirus Act that could result in reduced support for disabled people