Here are four excellent recommendations prepared in response to the measures being debated in Parliament today. Details of these were published at 5.30 pm yesterday and are being passed today (once again) using a Statutory Instrument.
RECOMMENDATION 1: In the absence of any meaningful scrutiny or the possibility of amending the Regulations, we urge Members of Parliament to vote against the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 3) and (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021.
RECOMMENDATION 2: The Government has treated the rule of law and democratic process with contempt. Parliamentarians must urge the Government to respect their vital role in scrutinising and approving legislation.
RECOMMENDATION 3: The Government must stop relying on complex and ever-changing criminal sanctions as public health measures. Instead, the public should be trusted with clear, widely publicised and easily accessible guidance and support.
RECOMMENDATION 4: The right to protest must be restored as a matter of urgency. Peaceful protests are critical to the preservation of democracy and human rights.