After it was announced yesterday [March 25 2020] that Parliament would shut down a week early “to prevent any further spreading of the virus”, a deeply-concerned Sussex MP said today:
“It’s fine for builders to keep calm and carry on, but not Parliament – it just feels wrong to me”
It feels wrong because it is wrong – just as it is wrong for Horsham District Council not to extend this Monday’s deadline for comments to their Local Plan [‘Impossible to navigate plan’, West Sussex County Times, March 26].
If national and local government have the power to shut down schools and cancel examinations, they have the power to shut down construction sites and extend local plans.
Richard W. Symonds