35 min

Free Exchange: Lockdown vs liberty with Jonathan Sumption The CapX Podcast

    • Politics

Few have opposed the Government’s handling of the pandemic with as much eloquence and authority as Lord Sumption. The former supreme court judge, medieval historian and Reith lecturer doesn’t just dispute the scientific evidence, he questions the legal and constitutional justification for these restrictions on our liberty.


He’s claimed that the Government has a habit of deliberately avoiding parliamentary scrutiny and is using fear as an instrument of coercion. That, he says, is how democracy dies.


As England was put back under stay-at-home-orders he spoke to CapX about the ethics and efficacy of lockdown.
 
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Few have opposed the Government’s handling of the pandemic with as much eloquence and authority as Lord Sumption. The former supreme court judge, medieval historian and Reith lecturer doesn’t just dispute the scientific evidence, he questions the legal and constitutional justification for these restrictions on our liberty.


He’s claimed that the Government has a habit of deliberately avoiding parliamentary scrutiny and is using fear as an instrument of coercion. That, he says, is how democracy dies.


As England was put back under stay-at-home-orders he spoke to CapX about the ethics and efficacy of lockdown.
 
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35 min