It constantly amazes me how intelligent people on this platform seem so utterly sure about their view about an obviously contested and controversial topic, full understanding of which requires expertise they demonstrably don’t possess
Though I do get that it’s more fun to be unambiguously right

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17 Oct
This is extremely worrying from a privacy perspective. Once the police have this data how are they using it? This is deeply private date about people’s movements and social interactions.
More info in Sky News article. Apparently there is a "memorandum of understanding" which allows data to be shared with "appropriate safeguards".

The public should immediately see this memorandum of understanding.… Image
This is special category (within GDPR) private health information - that an individual has tested positive for a disease. It shouldn't be shared with the police, because privacy, no consent and because it will stop people using track and trace.
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15 Oct
The Minister for Women and Equalities Liz Truss confirms her decision to select Baroness Falkner of Margravine ⁦@KishwerFalkner⁩ as Chair for the Equality and Human Rights Commission…
The announcement does not mention any experience of equalities and human rights except sitting on the @HumanRightsCtte but this may be an oversight?
Wikipedia gives more detail - no direct human rights/equalities experience referred to but high level leadership experience, and will have useful knowledge from European Affairs role at Lib Dems + @HumanRightsCtte membership. Good to see not a Tory stooge!…
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14 Oct
Does the Welsh Assembly have the power to do this? Does it fit within its devolved health powers to ban people from parts of England, Northern Ireland and Scotland? Genuinely unsure how…
I doubt the Welsh coronavirus regulations could bind people not in Wales, so it would be something like "anyone from a Tier 3 are in England may not be in Wales". I can see how a person from England could be bound by restrictions in Wales, but to be prevented from entering?
Potential discrimination (on basis of nationality) argument, but also it sounds a lot like border powers rather than health. Does Wales control its borders (sorry, I don't know this)
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13 Oct
Agreed - the new rules are not simpler (each tier is about 12,000 words and 30 pages) though in the medium term they may be simpler, geographically, for people to understand. Easier to know you are "Tier 1" than in some random collection of laws somewhere nobody can find...
But key point is that even the "very high" tier is hardly different to the current harshest regulations. Pubs and restaurants are hardly closing, the gatherings rules are almost exactly the same - so plainly there will need to be harsher rules soon if the govt wants them to be
One positive development is that there now seems to be a willingness by government, finally, to put these rules - and hopefully any future changes to them - to parliament for a vote. Won't be a chance to amend, and reality is they will be passed by large majority, but it's better
Read 4 tweets
12 Oct
I messed up the thread so best thing to do is start from the end and you can see the whole thing
My overall thoughts on these: better to have three sets of regulations and then apply them to areas, rather than making new ones every time you bring in new areas. But, the idea that public and police will digest and understand these hugely complex rules is I think farcical...
And these regulations read as if, and I’m pretty sure this is what has happened, they have been drafted by an increasingly large but slightly random committee. There are so many exceptions, they become almost impossible to know or enforce...
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12 Oct
🚨Hot off the press, and for the first time to be debated before they come into force:

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Local COVID-19 Alert Level) (High) (England) Regulations 2020

I understand there will be 3 sets, one for each tier…
So this is "Tier 2" - High.

The order has changed, so now we get penalties and enforcement section first

Fixed penalty notices starting at £100 but rising to £6,400 for a sixth breach

Business fines start at £1,000

The £10,000 starting fine I assume is for large gatherings
Areas to be reviewed every 14 days, the whole set to be reviewed every 28 - no requirement to publish the review or put before parliament 😠
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