While almost all MPs have been vaccinated, the move is likely to prompt an ethical and legal debate about whether it is reasonable to deny some voters a voice in Parliament because their elected representative doesn’t want to be vaccinated or feels uncomfortable declaring their status Mr Limbrick said the government was using the mandate to reduce the number of MPs likely to vote against the upcoming emergency powers bill that gives the government the legal ability to enforce many public health rules.
“I think this is one of the most undemocratic things I’ve ever seen,” he said.
“If the motion passes, which I presume it will, we won’t comply with it. We won’t be handing over out details … to participate in public life.”
“Basically what they’re doing is removing opposition to their pandemic legislation.”