Covid passports at Wembley ‘outrageous’

Responding to reports vaccine passports are to be used at Wembley for the Euros, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Home Affairs Alistair Carmichael MP said: “It’s outrageous that the Government is introducing unworkable, expensive and divisive Covid ID cards without a proper debate and vote in Parliament. They are being introduced without safeguards to protect people’s privacy or measures to prevent discrimination.

Alistair Carmichael MP

“The Covid pandemic has taken an enormous toll on people across the UK. We all want life to get back to normal as soon as possible, including fans at football matches. But vaccination passports are not the way forward.

“The real solution to open up safely is to get the virus under control by vaccinating everyone as quickly as possible, providing proper financial support so everyone who needs to self-isolate can afford to do so, and maintaining rigorous public health measures at our borders.

“Implementing these measures effectively is the best way to ensure all parts of our society can reopen, safely, in the long run.”

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