Liberty an advocacy group based in the UK, campaign and challenge injustice, protect civil liberties and promote human rights – through the courts, in Parliament and in the wider community.
In August 2020 I covered Liberty’s landmark victory – the first legal challenge to the police over their use of facial recognition.
In a unanimous ruling, 3 judges found South Wales Police had breached privacy rights, data protection laws and equality legislation by deploying it. https://unitynewsnetwork.co.uk/peoples-victory-over-facial-recognition-software-as-it-is-ruled-illegal-at-court-of-appeal/
Now Liberty has teamed up with expert charities, NGOs and lawyers to present the Protect Everyone Bill. They state:-
“When this pandemic hit, we needed a Government response that we could be confident would protect us. We needed an approach that prioritised support, not punishment. We should have had legislation that protected those most at risk, not laws that watered down rights and removed vital safeguards for groups like disabled and older people.
But we got the Coronavirus Act.
We have been plunged into extended lockdowns with confusing communications – hitting already marginalised communities the hardest. The Government’s pandemic response both oversteps the mark and under-delivers for those who need support the most.
Boris Johnson’s Road Map Out of Lockdown
Since the Prime Minster announced his roadmap out of lockdown, our front pages have been filled with promises of haircuts, holidays and freedom.
Unfortunately, the plan isn’t a guarantee of freedom or a return of our civil liberties.
Dangerous suggestions have been made about vaccine passports and there is no indication that the Coronavirus Act will be scrapped.
Coronavirus Act Renewal – Scrap it!
When the Coronavirus Act is up for renewal in the coming weeks, MPs must vote against this harmful approach. This will trigger a three-week window to create its replacement. That work is already done.
This Act created the biggest threat to civil liberties in a generation, and its renewal last September – despite repeated calls for it to be repealed – was the act of a Parliament doubling down on the wrong approach.
In the coming weeks MPs have the chance to vote again on the Coronavirus Act. It must be repealed and replaced.
The Protect Everyone Bill is one of Liberty’s most ambitious campaigns. We’ve drafted legislation covering more than 10 areas – from policing to education – with more than 30 policy recommendations and we’ve done this hand in hand with frontline groups.
Our Bill removes the dangerous powers in the Government’s Coronavirus Act and replaces them with clear and proportionate measures focused on public health, human rights and protection for everyone equally.
We’ll be in touch again soon on what you can do to help us get MPs to reject the damaging approach of 2020 and start to forge a new way forward – but we wanted you to see our plans first.
The Government has said it wants to ‘build back better’. The Protect Everyone Bill is how we do so.
Together we can change things for the better.”
I am relieved that Liberty are speaking out against the removal of our freedoms under what can only be described as medical tyranny/health apartheid.
Any form of vaccine passport or certificate would result in a two-tier society, where some can access freedom to travel while others are prevented, it could be even more far reaching if Piers Morgan and those of like mind have their way:-
“Love the idea of Covid vaccine passports for everywhere: flights, restaurants, clubs, football, gyms, shops etc. It’s time covid-denying, anti-vaxxer loonies had their bullsh*t bluff called & bar themselves from going anywhere that responsible citizens go”
But the one major point that everyone appears to be overlooking is that at present there is NO EVIDENCE that having a covid-19 vaccine will prevent the recipient from becoming infected and spreading the “virus”.
So surely that would make any “vaccine passport” null and void – wouldn’t it?
I fell into politics quite by accident in 2014 and all because my local County Council brought in a policy switching off street lighting overnight my elderly neighbours felt vulnerable – this spurred me into action and the Right to Light Campaign was born.
I started the Right to Light Petition which garnered over 11,000 signatures enough to trigger a debate at Kent County Council. I delivered a speech in front of 88 Councillors and journalists but they refused to listen to the people and kept the lights off.
I worked closely with a local journalist who followed the campaign from start to finish, publishing articles on an almost weekly basis.
Word spread about the campaign and the Council’s refusal to listen – my phone became a hotline, I was invited onto BBC Breakfast and live radio something I would never have contemplated happening in a million years. Following a fierce 2 year battle and against all the odds streetlighting was restored throughout Kent.
Spurred on by success and having witnessed how badly represented people were at local level I joined UKIP standing as a candidate in Borough and County elections narrowly missing out on a seat by 22 votes on one occasion.
The run-up to the EU Referendum was an exciting time I joined the Grassroots Out Campaign and ran weekly street stalls delivering thousands of leaflets and meeting hundreds of people including Nigel Farage and Gerard Batten. I loved the buzz and the fun was infectious. I have been hooked ever since.
I became a prolific poster on Facebook building up relationships in many groups, I was approached by the owner of a Website/FB page called Fortis est Veritas asking if I would like to write articles to post on his platform. I have to date written 22 articles and really enjoy documenting the twists and turns of Brexit a very exciting time – we are writing history and it is essential that is fully documented.
I am very excited to now be given the opportunity to join the UNN family as a Political Analyst – the next chapter in a very exciting 5 years of my life.
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