Jonathan Sumption

Jonathan Sumption: ‘You cannot imprison an entire population’

Police Officer patrols a Brighton beach (Getty Images).

The current rationale for the lockdown is incoherent. The old rationale was: ‘you must spread the infections over a longer period so as to allow the NHS to catch up’. So that was why there was the slogan ‘Save the NHS’. Well, they’ve dropped that part of the slogan – and for good reasons.

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