Published On: Tue, Mar 24th, 2020

Coronavirus: MP fights back tears as he makes emotional speech about ‘dystopian’ society | Politics | News

Mr Baker praised Prime Minister and stated he hoped Boris Johnson had a clear conscience for the drastic measures he has been forced to take following the global pandemic. However, the Conservative MP was visibly emotional as he addressed the House of Commons. Mr Baker admitted that passing the new law was worth doing but emphasised the importance of scrapping the powers granted the moment they are no longer necessary.

Mr Baker said: “We are implementing tonight in this bill at least a dystopian society.

“Some will call it totalitarian.

“I don’t think that is quite fair, but it is at least dystopian.

“It is implementing a command of society under the imperative of saving hundreds of thousands of lives and millions of jobs.

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“It is worth doing.

“I do hope the Prime Minister has a clear conscience tonight and sleeps with a good heart because he deserves to do so.

“Because Libertarian may I be, this is the right thing to do.

“But my goodness we ought not to allow this situation to endure one moment longer than is absolutely necessary to save lives and preserve jobs.”

There are currently more than 7,500 active COVID-19 cases within Britain. 

Worldwide there have been more than 415,000 COVID-19 cases. 

The death toll has reached more than 18,000 at the time of writing. 

More than 108,000 people have recovered from the virus across the globe.

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