Brexit's Davis: Repeal Every Law Passed Under Coronavirus Emergency Act

Brexit's Davis: Repeal Every Law Passed Under Coronavirus Emergency Act


Former Brexit Secretary and Tory MP David Davis has called for the “unnecessary emergency powers” given to the government under the Coronavirus Act to be removed, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pushing for the powers to remain in place until at least March of 2022.

The Coronavirus Act, which was introduced by the Tory government in March of last year, drastically curtailed the civil rights of Britons, with police being empowered to detain “potentially infectious persons” as well as the ability to break up so-called mass gatherings and issue fines up to £10,000.

The powers given to the government must be renewed every six months, meaning that a vote in the House of Commons will be required this month for the emergency authority to remain in place through the winter.

Lockdown sceptic and former Brexit Secretary David Davis said that he will vote against his own party,

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