Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen today wrote a piece for PT (Pavlovic Today). In his article, Andrew expressed his dismay at the vaccine passport pilot scheme being given the green light in specific venues where people will be forced to present their details to prove they’ve had the vaccine or a negative test.
Andrew started his article by saying: “I was proud to have the Oxford AstraZeneca administered to me in a pharmacy in my local town of Coalville.”
“However, the syringe had barely been withdrawn from my arm when another announcement, or what can more accurately be described as a Government inspired leak, was all across the media.”
“It is well-known fact that the ship of Government is the only ship that leaks from the top, and apparently having been injected with a vaccine was going to get me special privileges, such as being able to go to the pub.”
“This filled me with dread rather than the euphoria and gratitude the originator of the leak was undoubtedly hoping for.”
“I took the vaccine to protect myself and the wider community from the Covid 19 virus, not to gain entitlement over those who have not taken it or the many under the age of 40 who have not yet been offered the job.”
Andrew then said he was comfortable with other countries asking for details on vaccines in return for entry into their country. However, Andrew said that was a far cry from a forced domestic vaccine passport where citizens would need to produce documents to get on in life.
Andrew said: “I am quite comfortable with the concept that other countries may decide to place the condition of proof of vaccination on UK citizens wishing to visit their country, that’s their choice and not unusual, as several countries around the world already require proof of vaccination for certain transmissible diseases such as Yellow Fever.”
“However, this is a far cry from a UK citizen being asked to show evidence of vaccination before being allowed entry into a public house or restaurant in their own country. My public objection to the implementation of domestic vaccine passports is based on my concerns regarding proportionality, risk and as always with legislation, unintended consequences.”
The Tory MP then reiterated what Boris said in 2004 regarding ID cards. Andrew said: “In 2004 writing as a Conservative MP Boris Johnson declared in the Daily Telegraph” If I am ever asked, on the streets of London or in any other venue, public or private, to produce my ID card as evidence that I am who I say I am, when I have done nothing wrong and when I am simply ambling along breathing God’s fresh air like any other freeborn Englishman, then I will take that card out of my wallet and physically eat it in the presence of whatever emanation of the state has demanded that I produce it.”
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