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Is there sufficient parliamentary scrutiny of the government's Covid strategy?

Duncan Hall

21st September 2020

Some Conservative backbenchers, including Sir Graham Brady as discussed in this BBC News article, are concerned that the government is "ruling by decree" when it comes to Covid, announcing new measures without any parliamentary scrutiny or approval.

Is this an example of executive dominance, or the inevitable consequence of being "led by the science"? What if parliament disagreed with "the science"?

Duncan Hall

Duncan Hall is Subject Lead for Politics and Sociology for tutor2u. Duncan is an experienced social science and humanities teacher, writer and senior examiner. He has taught Politics and Sociology A Level for many years and has a PhD in Social History.

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