Former Brexit Party MEP Claire Fox has said that the government’s “restrictive, inhumane, and illiberal” lockdown measures need further scrutiny, but warned that debate on the response to coronavirus is being “demonised”.
Baronness Fox of Buckley, a recently-elevated life peer in the House of Lords, made the remarks while speaking to Mike Graham on talkRADIO on Thursday. Britain’s oldest talk radio station airs hosts and guests questioning government lockdown measures and was subjected this week to blacklisting by the Google-owned YouTube, before being reinstated on Tuesday.
On the matter of the importance of being able to discuss lockdown freely, Baronness Fox said: “They’ve [the UK government] just brought in legislation which said that it is illegal to leave home unless you have good reason. It is breaking the law to leave your house unless you can justify it. That is a very serious piece of legislation and if we deny a debate