First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford has announced that Vaccine Passports will be mandatory for all large venues from the 11th of October.
Drakeford, whose Marxist government has deployed the most draconian Covid measures in the Union, made the announcement as part of the latest review of coronavirus restrictions, but left out some key things about his plans.
Drakeford claimed that vaccine passports would help avoid more lockdowns, an argument that has been debunked so many times as to be laughable. The first minister said: “The last thing we want is further lockdowns and for businesses to have to close their doors once again, that's why we must take small but meaningful action now to control the spread of the virus and reduce the need for tougher measures later."
Mark Drakeford thinks that removing civil liberty, installing medical apartheid and forcing people to carry digital IDs is a “small action”.
Under the UK government's winter plan vaccine certification will be required for nightclubs and other large venues in England when SAGE say the data suggests it. This is claimed to “prevent unsustainable pressure on the NHS". However, always eager to show his government is even more authoritarian than England’s, Drakeford hasn’t even bothered with the pretence of having the data faked, with Vaccine Passports being mandatory from next month for all large venues.
Drakeford said that 'customers' would be able to use an NHS Covid Pass to show they have been vaccinated, or had a negative lateral flow test in the past 48 hours. The pass will be needed for all clubs, indoor no-seating events with more than 500 people and outdoor no-seating events with more than 4,000 people, with more uses coming later once the idea has been 'embedded'.
However, some in the Welsh Assembly are suggesting that Drakeford's Universal Basic Income trial was purposefully launched to coincide with Vaccine Passports. The two seemingly separate ideas being part of an overall strategy. In the plan the UBI would be linked to the Vaccine Passport system with only the fully vaccinated qualifying for the handout. (so much for the word 'Universal'). To get around this technicality the UBI would simply be withheld until such times as the person becomes fully vaccinated. One jab would not be sufficient to qualify either, you would need to have all Covid Vaccines (the 3rd, 4th and 5th) to maintain your qualification for he UBI.
Vaccine Passports will not stop future lockdowns in Wales either, they too have been included in Drakeford's plans, likely to go ahead at end of October.