The Coronavirus Act which gives emergency authoritarian powers to the government has been extended without a full Parliamentary vote last night.
The Deputy Speaker of Commons asked an almost empty chamber whether the MPs present are divided on the issue, yet the opponents of the policy were nowhere to be seen.
She therefore declared that “I’m afraid I fear that the mood of the House is not to have a vote on this”.
The reaction to this was unsurprisingly full of outrage as many voters said that MPs are there to be our representatives but in this occasion, they did not show up to debate this matter.
This is certainly a hit to representative and parliamentary democracy in Britain.