Farage: Lockdown Britain on Verge of Becoming a Police State
Brexit leader Nigel Farage warned that lockdowns in the United Kingdom are pushing the country into a full-on police state
Which is predicting that the battle to regain individual liberty will be a tougher struggle than leaving the European Union.
Mr Farage said that is unlikely that the British government will relinquish the emergency powers it has accumulated during the coronavirus crisis.
He later asked,”Do we have enough independently-minded MPs in Westminster to challenge the executive once we’re through this crisis to say those powers need to be returned, those liberties and freedoms need to go back to the people?”
Farage said,” I’m beginning to think that the battle for our individual liberty could be an even bigger battle than the battle to get us out of the European Union.”
He suggested,”“It is turning neighbour against neighbour, it is turning people against the police force, and it is not going to stop the spread of this virus.”
Mr Farage pointed to a “very disturbing video from Scotland,” in which police burst into a family’s home and threatened them with arrest for allegedly breaching the coronavirus restrictions.
When in fact the family’s “guest” was their sick daughter who was recently discharged from hospital.
On Wednesday, London’s Metropolitan Police Service announced that officers have been told to “issue fines more quickly” to those without “reasonable excuses” for being outside of for not wearing a mask.