The status of the Coronavirus Act is currently in some doubt, given that it was due to expire last month and has not been renewed. The controversial piece of legislation is supposed to be renewed every six months by way of a Commons vote, a hurdle that was successfully overcome in both September 2020 and March 2021. It did not go through the Commons before MPs retired for conference season, so has it lapsed entirely or can it be brought back from the dead later this month?
Anthony Webber is taking no chances. He's started up a petition on the UK government website calling for a referendum on the future of the Act.
Mr Webber writes:
"The government as a matter of urgency, to bring to Parliament for approval, legislation to have a referendum on the above subject within a maximum of six months.It is important for the government and Parliament to enable the public to consent to, or abolish the impositions of this Act and its consequences.The public deserve the right to have the final say in this Act because of the immense suffering which has been caused by the use of it.This is especially so because it enables Government Ministers to issue decrees (statutes) without any Parliamentary approval or scrutiny.There have been lockdowns, restrictions of freedoms and liberties, misuse of the emergency powers, excessive expenditure of public funds, mass testing, vaccine coercion of adults and children, vaccine certifications/passports, quarantine and much more. There has also been damage to the social and economic fabric of society.Public say is vital."
The petition has already amassed tens of thousands of signatures in just a few days. If, like us, you stand for liberty and freedom, please sign here and share the petition among your friends. It may seem petty, especially given that the Act is meant to be time-limited and due to expire completely in March 2022, but it is essential that we register our opposition at every opportunity.