Copy of the letter I sent to Jill Furness
Coronavirus Act Eroding Our Civil Rights
I’m writing to you regarding my concerns over the Coronavirus Act that appears to have overruled our Civil Rights Constitution. Any politician in the House that values democracy should not have agreed to such an act, as the Conservative government is now free to do as it pleases.
Below are listed my concerns that I’d like the Labour party to address:
· Lockdown were based on Neil Ferguson’s highly inaccurate model that was never undated with real world data. The initial lockdown has devastated the economy by 20%, and the government borrowing is expected to be £300bn.
· Swab tests that return false positives and can only test for the Coronavirus family and not specifically for Covid19 virus traces or antibodies. Leading it inflated ‘R’ infection rates. Leicester is still in lockdown due to people possibly testing positive to the common cold. Closure notices will be served on businesses based on these inaccurate tests and people/regions quarantined.
· The Coronavirus act allows Public Health officials and other designated parties to forcefully test someone who initially refuses.
· Closure notices on business involved in the food supply chain will cause disruptions to retail supply and increase the cost of living at a time when unemployment is increasing.
· Antisocial distancing and PPE is damaging the fabric of our society between friends, family and communities. Also increasing the costs to businesses at a time when they’ve not been able to trade, taken on extra loans and customers are becoming unemployed.