Lord Sumption and the values of life, liberty and security: before and since the COVID-19 outbreak

  title={Lord Sumption and the values of life, liberty and security: before and since the COVID-19 outbreak},
  author={John Coggon},
  journal={Journal of Medical Ethics},
  pages={779 - 784}
  • J. Coggon
  • Published 12 July 2021
  • Law
  • Journal of Medical Ethics
Lord Sumption, a former Justice of the Supreme Court, has been a prominent critic of coronavirus restrictions regulations in the UK. Since the start of the pandemic, he has consistently questioned both the policy aims and the regulatory methods of the Westminster government. He has also challenged rationales that hold that all lives are of equal value. In this paper, I explore and question Lord Sumption’s views on morality, politics and law, querying the coherence of his broad philosophy and… 

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