Kay Burley grills Paul Scully on vaccine passports
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The Prime Minister looks set to be defeated when his vaccine passport proposals reach the Lower House. The Labour Party has said it will not support the measures and Starmer's party warned using Covid passports would be "costly", "impractical" and even "open to fraud".
A spokesman from Southside said: "Testing for access to venues would be more efficient, and would give people and businesses more certainty."
Boris Johnson currently holds a 80 seat majority in the House of Commons but a rebellion on the Tory backbenches could see this be overturned.
At least 42 Conservatives have signed a petition opposing the use of Covid certification and could therefore confound the Prime Minister to a Commons defeat.
A number of Tory MPs have even threatened to boycott the Conservative Party conference in October in protest against any legislation on vaccine passports.
The Prime Minister looks set to be defeated when his vaccine passport proposals reach the Commons. (Image: Express)
Sir Ed Davey's Liberal Democrats have also come out against the proposals.
Speaking to Julia Hartley-Brewer on TalkRadio, Alistair Carmichael, Liberal Democrat MP, claimed governments have wanted to introduce ID cards since 2005 and warned data breaches could follow.
"Before you know it you will have become a 'papers please' society,” added the party's home affairs spokesman.
The Prime Minister's proposal is perceived as another attempt to drive up vaccine uptake among young people.
At least 42 Conservatives have signed a petition opposing the use of Covid certification. (Image: Getty)
Ministers have expressed doubt about whether mandatory COVID-19 passports ever being introduced.
One minister told the i Paper: "I don't know if it will actually ever happen.”
They added that if vaccine uptake among young people could reach levels of around 85 percent by mid-September, it could be enough to remove the need for Covid certification.
NHS data on jabbed people in England reveals just over three million people aged 18 to 24 received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and that less than one million are fully inoculated.
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Starmer's party warned using Covid passports would be "costly", "impractical" and "open to fraud”. (Image: Getty)
According to estimates from the Office for National Statistics, this means just over six-in-ten adults aged between 18 and 24 have received one shot of the vaccine.
Overall uptake among British adults is much higher.
Over 87 percent of adults in England have received one dose and more than two-thirds are now fully jabbed.
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