The Prospect Interview #173: Is UK democracy under threat?
Certain laws have helped control the virus. But the ways in which they have been passed should worry us
In his cover story for the new issue of Prospect, human rights lawyer Adam Wagner writes about the troubling ways in which Covid-related laws have been passed over the last year, and how they pose a threat to Britain’s freedom. Lockdown has, of course, helped bring the virus under control—but what about cases such as the government’s crackdown on the Sarah Everard vigils and its detention of children? Adam talks to Tom Clark about the troubling attack on Britain’s human rights, the changing role of the police, and what the courts should do next.
You can read Adam Wagner’s piece, “Taking liberties”, here
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