Matthew Taylor

Sunday shows round-up: Steve Baker says liberty ‘dies like this’ over Coronavirus Act

Sunday shows round-up: Steve Baker says liberty  ‘dies like this’ over Coronavirus Act

Steve Baker - Liberty 'dies like this' with 'draconian powers' unchecked The government has come under fire from its own side this morning as it prepares to renew the Coronavirus Act six months after it was first put into effect. Graham Brady, the chair of the influential 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers, is spearheading an amendment to the act which would ensure that Parliament could vote on the emergency measures that ministers wish to take. Steve Baker, the former Brexit minister, gave his reasons for supporting this amendment: "Liberty...dies like this, with government exercising draconian powers without parliamentary scrutiny in advance," says @SteveBakerHW He accuses the government of "undermining the rule of law by having a shifting blanket of rules no one can understand".

Matthew Taylor

Sunday shows round-up: Steve Baker says liberty ‘dies like this’ over Coronavirus Act

Sunday shows round-up: Steve Baker says liberty  ‘dies like this’ over Coronavirus Act

Steve Baker - Liberty 'dies like this' with 'draconian powers' unchecked The government has come under fire from its own side this morning as it prepares to renew the Coronavirus Act six months after it was first put into effect. Graham Brady, the chair of the influential 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers, is spearheading an amendment to the act which would ensure that Parliament could vote on the emergency measures that ministers wish to take. Steve Baker, the former Brexit minister, gave his reasons for supporting this amendment: "Liberty...dies like this, with government exercising draconian powers without parliamentary scrutiny in advance," says @SteveBakerHW He accuses the government of "undermining the rule of law by having a shifting blanket of rules no one can understand".

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