Dozens of MPs from the entire political spectrum have joined forces in opposition to the possibility of introducing a COVID-19 status certificate in the United Kingdom.
“We oppose the split and discriminatory use of COVID status certificates to deny individuals access to common services, businesses, or jobs,” Labor, Liberal Democratic Party, and Conservatives said. Party members said in a joint signature. Pledge On Friday.
After Sir Kiel Starmer, the leader of the main opposition Labor Party, said in a newspaper interview that demanding a CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus vaccine passport for social activities was against “British instinct.” ..
“Once you start controlling the virus properly, you need to regain your freedom. Vaccine passports (basically Covid ID cards) guide us in the opposite direction,” said Liberal Democratic Party leader Ed Davy. I will.
“Now we hope we can start changing the stream of creeping authoritarianism we see from number 10 over a wide range of issues,” he said.
Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the influential 1922 Backbench Conservatives Committee, called COVID certification “split and discriminatory.”
“With high levels of vaccination that protects vulnerable people and reduces their chances of getting infected, we should aim to return to normal life rather than set permanent restrictions,” he said.
“The internal COVID passport is an authoritarian step,” said Baroness Chakrabalti, a member of the House of Lords Labor Party.
Big Brother Watch, a campaign group for privacy and civil liberties that supports parliamentary campaigns, said the COVID passport was “the first attempt at racism in the UK for decades. I called it.
“We are at risk of becoming a checkpoint society where everyone from bouncers to bosses can demand to see our treatises. Creating a two-tiered nation of division, discrimination and injustice in this government. It can’t be done, “said Silky Carlo, group director.
In response to criticism, a government spokesperson said, “No final decision has been made as to whether COVID status certification can play a role in resuming our economy.”
“This review looks at a variety of issues, including ethics, equality, privacy, legal and operational aspects, and what restrictions should be placed on organizations that use authentication,” said a spokesman. It states in a statement sent by e-mail to the Epoch Times.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said last week that the government needs to “think carefully” about the “moral complexity” and “ethical issues” surrounding the vaccine passport issue.
When answering a question from parliamentarians on March 24, Johnson said it may be “depending on the individual tax collector and landlord” to decide whether a vaccine certificate is needed to enter the pub. ..
A representative of the British pub industry wrote to Johnson on Thursday, saying, “angerWith the idea.
“This will prevent millions of young people from visiting the pub for months unless they are tested in advance,” they said.