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‘It’s Not Freedom Day!’: Farage Says Govt Thinks It Owns ‘Our Freedom and Liberty’

Victoria Friedmanby Victoria Friedman

Brexit leader Nigel Farage has criticised the British government for acting as if it owned Britons’ liberty and warned that Monday will not be the so-called ‘Freedom Day’ as restrictions will certainly return in the autumn.

Recent events in the days since Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the lifting of most restrictions for Monday have dampened the notion that the 19th is a ‘Freedom Day’, with the House of Commons on Tuesday night voting for mandatory vaccinations for care home staff, a move that privacy campaigners have warned could usher in demands from other employers that staff be vaccinated.

Despite the legal end of the mask mandate, Johnson has recommended that travellers still wear masks on public transport, with London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan announcing on Tuesday that it will still be demanded of passengers on Transport for London (TfL) services, stating on Wednesday that “enforcement staff” will be empowered to refuse service to those with uncovered faces. Supermarkets and shops are also still considering their policies, meaning that Britons might be largely continuing to have to wear masks come the 19th.


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