Write to your MP: Reconsidering the wearing of mandatory masks

Courtesy of Keep Britain Free you can use the following template below to contact your MP about masks using WriteToThem at www.writetothem.com.

WriteToThem is a website by mySociety which allows UK citizens to contact their elected representatives. You send a message to your MP from the site and then responses are sent directly to your email address.

Just input your postcode to find your local MP, copy the text underneath and then paste into your message:

I am writing to you as a concerned constituent regarding news that the Government has mandated the use of face masks in “all retail environments.” Not only Is this a major infringement on the civil liberties of the UK public but a clear subversion of Parliamentary democracy.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Government has introduced a multiplicity of laws and regulations restricting the UK public’s civil liberties and freedom, without the appropriate or adequate Parliamentary scrutiny, setting a dangerous precedent for the future.

The legal mandating of face masks is just another dictatorial move adding to the 91, out of 102 coronavirus-related statutory instruments which have been passed without Parliamentary debate. These included the right of our children to go to school, the right for people to access non-emergency medical treatment and even the right for us to leave our houses as we please.

As my elected representative, I would urge you to consider the unprecedented powers the Government is unilaterally handing itself and wonder whether your role in Parliament has been usurped by a Government willing to pass legislation at breakneck speed and without due consideration or scrutiny.

Finally, the most recent move to make face masks compulsory in all shops will be met with discomfort from the public. At a time when businesses are screaming out for increased custom and footfall, this move will only act as a deterrent for people going out to shop and further cripple the economy which has been devastated by lockdown. It would seem to me that, if shops have operated perfectly well since opening weeks ago without the suggestion of a second wave, the Government should allow the British people to make their own decisions and help us get back to living life normally.

I would implore you to write to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as well as the Prime Minister urging them to reconsider there most recent decision and warning them of the perils of introducing laws without Parliamentary scrutiny.

I look forward to hearing your response on how you can help to improve this. Please do not send me a generic templated response.