Conservative MP Michael Fabricant has taken a stand against Jacob Rees-Mogg over the return of parliamentarians to the House of Commons.
Last week, Leader of the House of Commons Rees-Mogg called on MPs to return to Westminster within weeks, to “set an example” for the rest of the nation.
However, it seems that not everyone is keen on this idea – not even members of this own flock.
Writing for ConservativeHome, Lichfield MP Fabricant said:
“If anyone believes that an early return in June will mean a return to ‘business as usual’, they are badly misinformed.”
Rees-Mogg has suggested that the Commons is unable to function as a digital institution, yet Fabricant points out that MPs would still be governed by social distancing rules, even if they returned in June.
“Meanwhile, having MPs arrive in Westminster from other parts of the country which are still experiencing high rates of infection is an epidemiologist’s very worst nightmare,” he added.
Rees-Mogg should listen to his colleague. Perhaps he would learn some sense.