Members of parliament may signal the growing discontent with the government’s restrictions on the coronavirus in key bylaw votes this week, amid growing calls for the government to release scientific advice behind 10 pm, a curfew in bars and restaurants in the UK.
Governor and the work Representatives indicated that they may withdraw from their support for implementing the Six-List rule and the curfew when voting is expected this week.
A senior Conservative MP said a small revolt was expected on Tuesday on the base of six legal instruments – a retroactive vote to implement the new measure under the current legislation.
Another vote by MPs is expected on Wednesday on the curfew at 10 p.m. – which could attract a more significant rebellion given that the measure has come under fire from Labor. One of the sources said it was likely to be a “big problem on the part of the government”. The government has not yet confirmed that the vote will take place.
The government is not expected to lose the vote – but if it does, the legislation ordering bars and restaurants to close at 10 p.m. will expire. Representatives will also likely use the vote as a platform to demand more scientific evidence in support of the measure.
One MP said, “There is no basis for that. It paralyzes the hospitality sector for no good reason and affects everyone on the street at the same time.” “It could get interesting if the Labor front line decides not to support it.” A Labor source said no decision had been taken.
Johnson’s spokesman urged lawmakers to agree to the measures. The prime minister understands the frustrations that people feel. However, as prime minister, he has to take action to prevent the spread of the virus and thus protect the NHS and save lives.
“What we seek to do is strike the right balance between protecting lives and livelihoods: This is why we are trying to keep as much of the economy moving as possible. Regarding the Sixth Rule, we believe it gives clarity to the public, and it is a reasonable and useful step in helping us control the spread of the virus All deputies will be urged to vote for it. “
Last week, the government agreed to a compromise deal with Conservative lawmakers, of whom as many as 100 had threatened revolt against the renewal of the Coronavirus Act, and promised to vote on any new restrictions in England or the United Kingdom.
Downing Street said there was “regular engagement” with MPs on the issue, as well as with the head of the whip.
A legal challenge against the curfew was also launched at 10 PM, which demands access to the scientific advice behind the restriction. London Gay Club owner Jeremy Joseph said it is Seek judicial review To cancel the curfew, correspond with Health Secretary Matt Hancock with a formal challenge to obtain scientific justifications for the policy.
“This government failed to show why the curfew was imposed at 10 pm, and it did not publish any scientific evidence to support its implementation,” Joseph said.
The legal team asked the government to highlight the scientific evidence provided by Sage (the Emergencies Scientific Advisory Group) or other agencies and any impact assessment of the curfew by Tuesday.
The Guardian revealed on Monday that the government is studying A. Draft proposal for a three-tier closure The system, as the most stringent measures will include closing restaurants and bars, as well as sports clubs. If these measures are proposed, they would also likely cause great concern among Conservative MPs.
In an interview on Monday, Johnson said it would be clearer over the coming days if new measures such as the curfew and the Sixth Base had an impact on case numbers.
“ The important thing is that in the next few days, the week, we will see more clearly if some of the restrictions that we have put in place – the additional enforcement of the rule of six, the additional application of self-isolation, the rules regarding masks and so forth – are all the things that went in, we will see if That will start to reduce the virus, “he said.
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