Dear Member of Parliament,
Subject: No to Lockdown
I am writing to you today to implore you to challenge the government on its second lockdown. Democracy has been circumvented and we are living in an Orwellian nightmare. Local people are suffering terribly with mental health issues whilst many will lose their livelihoods. The cost to the country is criminal, whilst the data and science have been seriously flawed, and strategy has been horrendously short sighted and down-right naive. I implore you to speak up for your constituents during this Covid Scandal and be on the right side of history.
I urge you to take on board the wealth of knowledge supplied by these experts, whom I endorse wholeheartedly:
Professor Carl Heneghan | Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford and Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
Professor Johan Giesecke | Swedish Physician and Professor Emeritus at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm
Professor Dolares Cahill | Professor at the School of Medicine at the University College of Dublin
Professor John Ioannidis | Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Population Health at Stanford University
Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg | Chair of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Health Committee
and there are many many more!
If you require any information to support your challenge, please let me know and I will do my very best to provide you with the evidence you need.
With much gratitude and very warmest regards,
Aurora Freeman FRSPH (PG Cert)
With gratitude to Big Brother Watch for this template
Dear Member of Parliament,
Subject: Repeal Schedule 21 in the Coronavirus Act on 30th September
I am writing to express my concern about the Coronavirus Act renewal motion. In particular, I urge you to support the amendment to repeal Schedule 21 on Wednesday 30th September, to protect rights and justice in the UK.
The Coronavirus Act represents the biggest expansion of executive power in a generation. Some of the powers in the Act are extreme, unexplained and simply unjustified — but, nodded through on the premise of urgency, the Act suffered from a lack of parliamentary scrutiny. It is vital that this motion to review the Act is not a rubber-stamping exercise but a genuine review and repeal of the Act’s unnecessary and dangerous powers. The most dangerous and excessive of these powers in Schedule 21 of the Act.
Schedule 21 contains some of the most extreme detention powers in modern British legal history. It gives unprecedented, almost arbitrary powers to the police, immigration officers and public health officials to detain “potentially infectious” members of the public, including children, potentially indefinitely and in unspecified locations. In a pandemic, that could mean anyone.
Schedule 21 detention powers have been used for 121 prosecutions — every single one of which was found unlawful by the CPS on review. This 100% unlawful prosecution rate, which has continued over six months, is unprecedented and unacceptable. Big Brother Watch has found cases of innocent and healthy individuals not only being arrested and fined but even held in police cells unlawfully under these draconian powers.
Renewing Schedule 21 in the Coronavirus Act would be dangerous and indefensible. Significant powers in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 already allow for the forced detention and testing of potentially infectious people with the authorisation of a magistrate, which is a vital safeguard. Furthermore, the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) Regulations 2020 require individuals returning from countries on the quarantine list to self-isolate and give police the power to forcibly return an individual to an isolation place.
Will you support an amendment to the Coronavirus Act renewal motion to repeal Schedule 21?