Ministers should ask MPs to approve coronavirus lockdown measures in a simple, non-modifiable yes / no vote in the House of Commons within weeks of it coming into effect.
The lockdown restrictions are expected to be voted twice in England over the next 48 hours – one Tuesday night On the “rule of six”Which limits gatherings to six people and went into effect on September 14 and the second on Wednesday Curfew at 10 pm, Which has been implemented nationally since September 24.
And while a small number of Conservative MPs are likely to rebel against the “rule of six,” dozens more are expected to try to vote to repeal the curfew.
The rebel conservatives – took the courage to post last week Forcing the government to grant MPs the veto power over all future national shutdowns before they take effect – On Monday, she said they could muster 43 Conservative lawmakers to vote with Labor to overthrow the government’s 85 working majority.
One Conservative MP said, “My sense is that a lot of MPs might vote against 10pm.” Another said, “If it turns out that the Labor Party will oppose it, then I think there will be enough of us inclined to vote against it.”
Steve Baker, the former Brexit secretary who was last week Acted as an unofficial scourge of the Tory rebelsHe said, “Few members of Parliament have electoral districts that will vote against every assault on freedom.
“However, there is a growing consensus that there is no good evidence of the 10 pm curfew, nor the inclusion of children in the“ rule of six. ”I would expect a few members of Parliament to discuss these two points.
“It’s ten in the evening,” said Sir Desmond Swain, a senior Conservative MP [curfew] It is a fatal mistake. The virus cannot tell the time. It is absurd to impose this across the country. “
Sir Graham Brady, who is expected to rebel, told the BBC that patience with the local government lockdown restrictions was “running out”.
On Monday, Mr. Sunak said of the curfew at 10 pm: “Everyone is so frustrated, tired and tired of all this.”