Labour MPs have reportedly been informed that the left-wing party will vote against the use of coronavirus vaccine passports, joining a Tory rebellion of around 40 MPs against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s papers push.
A leaked internal Labour briefing said that the party would oppose efforts in the House of Commons to pass legislation for vaccine passports as they currently stand, with the party looking to focus on other measures to re-open the British economy.
The briefing, which was seen by the HuffPost, said: “On the basis of what we’ve seen we would oppose domestic vaccine passports.”
“Labour’s focus would be on getting the vaccine out, fixing self-isolation and contact tracing,” it added.
A senior Labour source said: “On the basis of what we’ve seen and discussed with ministers, we oppose the government’s plans for domestic vaccine passports.
“They appear poorly thought-through, will put added burdens on