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    This is an edited version of the the Cambridge Freshfields Annual Law Lecture, which Lord Sumption delivered on 27 October.

    It's quite a long read and contains some big words so the Fail readers may find it too challenging.


    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/-this-is-how-freedom-dies-the-folly-of-britain-s-coercive-covid-strategy

    As I posted this on my phone last night, here's the opening paragraph so you get an idea of what this is about:

    "During the Covid-19 pandemic, the British state has exercised coercive powers over its citizens on a scale never previously attempted. It has taken effective legal control, enforced by the police, over the personal lives of the entire population: where they could go, whom they could meet, what they could do even within their own homes. For three months it placed everybody under a form of house arrest, qualified only by their right to do a limited number of things approved by ministers. All of this has been authorised by ministerial decree with minimal Parliamentary involvement. It has been the most significant interference with personal freedom in the history of our country. We have never sought to do such a thing before, even in wartime and even when faced with health crises far more serious than this one."
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    This is an edited version of the the Cambridge Freshfields Annual Law Lecture, which Lord Sumption delivered on 27 October.

    It's quite a long read and contains some big words so the Fail readers may find it too challenging.


    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/...covid-strategy
    Excellent article and well written; I agree 100%. It reads like a QC's skeleton argument and then I realized it was from a former senior judge in the Supreme Court.
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    Just look at some of the details in the Finance Act 2020, this government is drunk on power and not the slightest bit conservative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    This is an edited version of the the Cambridge Freshfields Annual Law Lecture, which Lord Sumption delivered on 27 October.

    It's quite a long read and contains some big words so the Fail readers may find it too challenging.


    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/...covid-strategy
    Why does everyone assume that Daily Fail readers are thick as pig crap and can't read big words? I read the daily mail I'll have you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Why does everyone assume that Daily Fail readers are thick as pig crap and can't read big words? I read the daily mail I'll have you know.
    Yes, and to prove it you continue to obfuscate your interlocutors with sesquipedalianisms...

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Why does everyone assume that Daily Fail readers are thick as pig crap and can't read big words? I read the daily mail I'll have you know.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    DOOM thread without warning in title?
    It's not a doom thread. It's an observation / opinion piece. It's there to foster discussion and debate not make people want to

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Why does everyone assume that Daily Fail readers are thick as pig crap and can't read big words? I read the daily mail I'll have you know.
    Is that why you forgot the capital letters?
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    Thanks for linking to that. Jonathan Sumption speaks a lot of sense.
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