I MUST wonder what exactly are the powers granted by the Coronavirus Act which enables this inept government to think that it can put people on ‘house arrest’- in other words lock them up, clamp down or close down businesses, destroy peoples’ jobs, livelihoods and prospects, decimate the arts, sport, entertainment, worship and religion.

Even police states and countries under martial law don’t treat their citizens like this.

So how does this government get away with taking away peoples' liberty by inaccurately describing what they are doing as lockdown, when it is really lock up - can someone in government please enlighten me? I'm in Tiers....

Robert Blackman

Fareham