Lord Sumption, who was a justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, has emphatically criticized the British government calling it a “control freak,” given the restrictions imposed for Christmas on people under the excuse of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic or COVID-19.
For Sumption, the control measures are “morally and constitutionally indefensible” in relation to the freedoms that people have. In an opinion article on Sunday, Nov. 22, the magistrate questioned the government’s determinations and its influence on the celebrations for the Christmas season.
“There are many different answers to the dilemmas of [celebrating] a Covid Christmas,” Sumption said, asserting that the important thing is “whether we should allow ourselves to make the decision for ourselves, rather than have it imposed on us by the law.”
“But for the Jacobins of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and the control freaks in the Health Department, the only answer is theirs,” Sumption added.
The measures the government has taken for the celebrations allow families to be reunited for five days, but they must compensate for the time invested with more days in quarantine starting in January, Summit News reported.
Sumption, who served on the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom from 2012 to 2018, directed his criticism at Prime Minister Boris Johnson, suggesting that he was more involved in public relations management than leadership.
“The Prime Minister is not even interested in death, except as an aspect of public relations management. … And that is the heart of the problem—PR has taken over from serious policymaking,” Sumption wrote.
The justice questioned the regulations that the government is likely to announce so as not to cause general collective displeasure and rejection by citizens, especially those working in economic sectors such as the hospitality and retail industries.
Sumption said that the state is seeking to “coerce the entire population,” saying that it is “morally and constitutionally indefensible in a country which is not yet a totalitarian state, like China.”
In that sense, the judge noted that the “control freaks” will ask for indefinite confinement until the vaccine, which is about to be released to the public, is available to all.
The justice’s words come in connection with announcements that the UK government is planning to distribute “freedom passes” for people who accept vaccination.
Sumption further referred to a report by a parliamentary committee, which states that there has never been an adequate impact assessment or cost-benefit analysis to evaluate the wider effects on society.
He also questioned the use of “statistical modeling to project extravagant figures for future deaths,” saying that their use was misused because they were based on unexplained and unverifiable assumptions.