The former Brexit Secretary David Davis has described vaccine passports as dangerously misleading. The Conservative Party MP also said this morning, that he will be opposing the extension of “unnecessary emergency powers” in a vote in Parliament this month.
Speaking to Talk Radio’s Julia Hartley-Brewer, Davis said:
“On the so-called coronavirus passport, it is an idea looking for a problem. It’s not actually gonna do any good. If you have been vaccinated, it protects you! It doesn’t particularly well protect other people.
It stops you getting a very serious illness. but it doesn’t stop you becoming infected and it doesn’t stop you infecting other people. So we’re now going to have a certificate saying we’ve got a vaccine protecting ourselves, and we’re pretending that it’s protecting everybody else.
It’s misleading. Apart from all the civil liberty issues, it’s also dangerously misleading. And again, I hope the opposition party’s grow some courage over this, because I think there’s a growing opposition to it on the Tory benches including me.”
Davis was responding to Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi’s confirmation yesterday, that vaccine passports will be required to enter a nightclub and other indoor venues from the end of the month.
On the government’s wish to extend the covid emergency powers for another six months, something which will require parliamentary approval later this month, Davis said:
“We ought to have a freedom bill to revoke every law passed under the emergency powers act.”
Conservative MP David Davis has criticised the plan to introduce vaccine passports, calling them "dangerously misleading" and says he will oppose the extension of "unnecessary emergency powers" in a Commons vote later this month.@JuliaHB1 | @DavidDavisMP pic.twitter.com/tp6Zw8DvIg
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