Right to choose

Every single member of the population has the right to choose for themselves and assess the risks, we are part of the UK and having the choice is why we live here.
Build a wall, lock us up, curfews, masks , no music, this sounds like another world, if I wanted to live like this I would move and leave the UK. This has been going on since March!!!! This is now infringing on everyone's human rights and right to choose.

Why the contribution is important

The right to choose, vote, have freedom of speech and movement is part of UK and Western society and culture, who is anyone to decide what we all do? Let's live our lives and take the consequences we understand the virus now and are prepared, its not the killer virus for the majority of the population that we all believed it was.

by Lesley466 on October 05, 2020 at 04:37PM

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  • Posted by Cheryl October 05, 2020 at 16:53

    Yes everyone does have the right to choose but when that choice affects others it is more complicated. You might choose to disregard all the “rules” but in doing so you leave yourself open to the virus which, in turn, means you can spread the virus on to others; others who might be following all the rules (as is their choice) and through no fault of their own, they become infected.

  • Posted by gsdd October 05, 2020 at 17:50

    Agreed these _should_ be your choices in "normal" times, but when your choices could result in the death of another person during a pandemic, you should be prepared to be held accountable for that.

    It sounds dramatic and I'm all for employing common sense, but ultimately you could have this virus, be non-symptomatic, pass it on and kill someone.
  • Posted by AnyaHill October 05, 2020 at 17:59

    People's health should be more important than your right to do what you want. We're a community and we're in this together to look after each other.
  • Posted by PettedLip October 05, 2020 at 19:21

    I choose that you shouldn't get to choose negative actions that would affect the health of myself, my family and my friends. I trust that the experts will make the right choices to protect as many as possible from others bad choices.
  • Posted by LAS October 05, 2020 at 20:07

    I do agree with this to an extent. Personally I take all the precautions, I wear a mask, I socially distance, I haven’t had visitors in my home, I’m showing no symptoms, I can’t visit my Grandparents now and they won’t go to a public hospitality venue because the government have terrified them so as a consequence I’m not in contact with anybody vulnerable. Yet, I can’t have lunch with 2 friends who’ve all been taking all the same precautions as I have. Surely as sensible adults we can assess the risks and make a decision for ourselves?
  • Posted by ammys83 October 05, 2020 at 21:37

    Everyone should be allowed to make their own choices and if someone feels vulnerable then they can protect themselves via a mask, sanitiser etc.

    We have to go back to living.
  • Posted by Ideas81 October 06, 2020 at 08:30

    Choices individuals make affect others
  • Posted by Cookie2 October 06, 2020 at 12:45

    I agree to an extent but only if choices made on informed decisions. We all need to make decisions to mitigate risks to others. Simple dictates from government dont help this at all especially when they make no sense or deprive people from their human rights
  • Posted by Nghtshd3 October 11, 2020 at 15:34

    I'm sorry but you should be choosing your "rights" to stay at home to protect yourself and others. It is unbelievable that the FM and PM have to keep reminding people that there is a potentially FATAL virus on the loose.

    That's is killing people.

    1. Wear a mask when out and about
    2. Video message or call friends and family instead of meeting in small to large groups

    Oh and my favourite.....

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