UK Government Says Vaccine Passports 'Integral to COVID Winter Plan' 24hrs After 'Scrapping' Them


The UK government has insisted that vaccine passports will remain an integral tool in fighting the spread of COVID just a day after health secretary Sajid Javid asserted that they had been completely scrapped.


It used to be called lies.


During his media rounds yesterday morning, Javid said that vaccine passports represented a “huge intrusion into people’s lives,” adding, “I am pleased to say that we will not be going ahead.” But less than 24 hours later, the government has indicated that the system will, in-fact, form a “first-line defence” against a winter wave of coronavirus.


The Times reports:

Downing Street has insisted that vaccine passports are still a “first-line defence” against a winter wave of Covid-19 after the health secretary said plans to introduce them had been scrapped.

Anyone the least bit surprised by this U-turn clearly hasn't been paying attention over the last 18 months. The Government has repeatedly promised something only to go back on that promise the following week. From "three weeks to flatten a curve" to not giving children toxic vaccines, u-turns and lies have been the very hallmarks of this Government.


“No 10 said checks on the vaccine status of people going to nightclubs and other crowded events remained a crucial part of the government’s winter Covid plan due to be unveiled by the prime minister tomorrow,” Reports the Times.


It appears as though the only change is that the passports won’t be introduced at the end of this month, appearing instead during early winter when COVID cases will inevitably and conveniently begin to rise again.


Mark Harper, chairman of the Covid Recovery Group, said of vaccine passports: “They shouldn’t be kept in reserve — they are pointless, damaging and discriminatory.”

Trusting government pronouncements on vaccine passports is a fool’s game. At the end of last year, the British public were assured that they would never come into force, even as the government was paying millions of pounds to private contractors to set up the system.


vaccine passports will put many nightclubs out of business because they operate at a net profit margin of 15 per cent, while one third of under 40’s in the UK haven’t had a single dose of the vaccine.