Vaccine Passports Would Be State Reaching Too Far into Britons' Lives, Warns Senior Tory MP

Vaccine Passports Would Be State Reaching Too Far into Britons' Lives, Warns Senior Tory MP


A Conservative government imposing covid status certificates would be the state reaching “too far into our lives”, a senior Tory backbencher has warned.

Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, which represents Conservative MPs without government positions, has warned against further loss of liberty, ahead of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s expected announcement endorsing trials for the use of domestic vaccine passports for festivals and sports events.

Writing in The Telegraph, Brady condemned the tossing aside of the “foundation stone of British liberty” of British common law tradition — that Britons are free to do something unless there is a specific law forbidding it — when under the Conservative government’s emergency lockdown laws passed more than a year ago, it became “an offence to leave your home unless it was for a reason that was deemed acceptable by [Health Secretary] Matt Hancock”.

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