Leading Brexiteer David Davis said that coronavirus vaccine passports should not be used domestically as Britain’s socialised healthcare system, the NHS, is too “incompetent” in handling private data.
Mr Davis, who resigned as former Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit secretary over her soft-Brexit deal, is the latest Conservative MP to come out against Boris Johnson’s vaccine passport push.
The Yorkshire MP said in an interview with Times Radio that the introduction of so-called COVID status certificates (vaccine passports) was an attempt by the government to “overcompensate” for their initial failures in containing the virus.
Davis went on to warn that such a system could present privacy risks, saying: “The health service has always been very, very incompetent, bluntly, at handling private data.
“Every time it tries to do something that is online or involves a long-range connection it loses data. It’s happened half a dozen times in the