A British multi-millionaire has launched a legal challenge to the 'draconian' coronavirus lockdown. More than 27,000 people in the UK have died after contracting Covid-19.
But Simon Dolan says Boris Johnson should ease restrictions and allow the UK economy to return to normal.
He has accused the Government of "paralysing the country" and causing "long term damage".
Lawyers for Mr Dolan, worth £141m according to the Sunday Times Rich List, have formally notified ministers that he will pursue them through the High Court unless they end the “draconian” national quarantine.
Mr Dolan, 50, said: “The lockdown is paralysing the country, wrecking the economy and causing long-term damage.
“Boris Johnson has hinted at an exit strategy but he has offered no timeframe and given himself a get-out with the five tests.
“I want the government to explain and justify its decisions.
"I want to be assured that these measures are proportionate and lawful.
“It is vital that the frightening restrictions to our liberties are carefully thought through."
He added: “Every life lost is a tragedy.
"But we have seen other nations deal with the pandemic effectively without such draconian measures.
“We are depriving children of a proper education and instead teaching them to hide away from uncertainty rather than to confront it.”
Mr Dolan urged Mr Johnson to start by re-opening schools and allowing gatherings of up to 100 people.