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MPs' forced return 'is discrimination'; Westminster ; Ending virtual parliament is unfair to members who have to shield, Labour say after taking legal advice

Jun 01, 2020 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

THE Government's decision to end the virtual parliament this week would be tantamount to age and gender discrimination in another workplace, lawyers have suggested.

As MPs prepare to return to Westminster, ministers are facing a growing backlash over the decision to scrap hybrid proceedings - including electronic voting - to revert to the traditional system. While Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Commons leader, has said that Parliament must lead by example as the lockdown is lifted, opposition partie...