Lord Sumption: Fear has been 'skilfully and deliberately'
used by government to ensure compliance

From    03Nov2020


Former Supreme Court judge Lord Jonathan Sumption has criticised the government's approach to the coronavirus pandemic, saying it has employed fear as a means to justify its actions.

Speaking with talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer, he warned that Downing Street could hold on to its emergency powers after there is no need for them: "The problem is that fear is the main pillar of every authoritarian government.  Fear has been skilfully and I fear deliberately employed throughout this crisis."