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Democracy and the Virus

June 2, 2020 4:21 PM
By Penny Lewis

Today, despite the need for as many people as possible to work from home, the government is demanding MPs end remote working and voting.

Just to physically vote in Parliament whilst social distancing requires a line just under a mile long.

MPs who are shielding, or isolating, will not be able to represent their constituents.

All because Johnson needs an audience and the Tory whips can't twist arms as easily from a distance

Here is the link to an excellent twitter thread written by Ruth Fox, Director of the Hansard Society