Some MPs never get to ask the Prime Minister a question at the most hotly contested parliamentary event of any week.
Munira Wilson has been an MP for just 9 months, and has had two opportunities in the path month to ask a question at PMQs.
This week she asked him to work cross-party to get a consensus on the laws and powers around Coronavirus, calling the current measures “draconian.”
"Will the Prime Minister finally commit to working cross-party to replace these draconian laws to ensure the we both protect our most vulnerable and safeguard our liberties?"@munirawilson on how the Coronavirus Act waters down the right to care for many across the UK. #PMQs pic.twitter.com/fTnbxcMaCk
— Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) September 30, 2020
His response was as dismissive as you would expect:
We are making sure that everybody in our society gets all the protections they need. I am aware of the easements in the Care Act 2014 that the hon. Lady refers to. It was necessary to put them in temporarily, and we now need to make sure we give everybody the protection that they need. That is what this Government will do.
And here’s a reminder of Munira’s debut at PMQs last month when she took Boris Johnson to task over his government legislating to break international law.
Testing one’s eyesight, natural justice, and only breaking the law in a limited and specific way – all excuses used by this Govt for their disregard for the rule of law. If the Govt does not obey the law, how can the PM expect the rest of us to do so? Watch my #PMQ just now pic.twitter.com/efa92ono1X
— Munira Wilson MP (@munirawilson) September 9, 2020
* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings