From the Crowd Justice fundraiser page:
My name is Simon, and together with a few other like-minded souls, we are launching a legal challenge against the UK Govt Lockdown.
We believe that the Govt has acted illegally and disproportionately over the COVID 19 lockdown and we are taking action.
By forcing people to stay at home, and forcing businesses to close, they are, we believe, in contravention of basic Human Rights offered under English Law, that of the right to enjoy your property peacefully.
We can’t do this without you and urgently need your support. We’re going up against the government, so please contribute to our legal action now and most importantly share this page with your friends, family and on social media.
The lockdown has and will lead to devastating economic impact (massive unemployment, tax increases, closure of businesses, reduced tax receipts etc) It has, and will lead to far more deaths from suicide, undiagnosed conditions, untreated conditions – indeed far more than would have been potentially saved by the lockdown.
What we wish to achieve in bringing this case, is simply the freedom of individuals – the freedom to visit friends, freedom to earn a living, to socialise, in essence, the freedom of choice. That, of course, includes the freedom to stay inside – should you choose.
How much are we raising and why?
Our first step is to raise a Letter Before Action which sets out in detail our case and will give the Govt a short period in which to respond. Once the deadline has passed, we will commence the Judicial review process.
Initially, we need to raise £30,000 to perform the initial work in this case but we will then need to go on to raise over £125,000 to take this case through to completion and truly hold the government to account. All funds will be transferred directly to our legal team to fund the action. We will, of course, keep you informed of our progress throughout the process.
Thank you for supporting this critically important case during this unprecedented crisis for our country.
With 18 days to go, almost £100,000 of the required £150,000 has been raised.
To read more and to make a donation of any size, please click here to visit the fundraiser page.