Government by decree – Covid-19 and the constitution.

Tuesday 27th October 2020


This evening Lord Sumption delivered a scathing attack on the Prime Minister and his ministers accusing them of ‘the most significant interference with personal freedom in the history of our country’ in his speech at the Cambridge Freshfields Lecture 2020. 

If you value your liberty then this is a must!

The full lecture (which begins at about 5 mins in) is here –

(- unless you tube have already removed it!)

The full speech can also be downloaded in written form here –

Please share the links with family, friends and colleagues.


The Cambridge Freshfields Lecture is an annual address delivered by a guest of the Cambridge Private Law Centre. Tonight’s guest speaker was Lord Sumption