Wakefield Lib Dems slams COVID vaccination passport plans

Wakefild Lib Dem Council Group Leader, Tom Gordon, has slapped down revived Government plans for COVID passports as 'unworkable and illiberal'.

Councillor Gordon, who has been vaccinating the public as a volunteer, has voiced concern and branded the direction "dangerous".

Councillor Gordon, a Biochemistry and Public Health graduate, said: "I think I've demonstrated, & made it explicitly clear, that I am 100% that I am in favour of getting people vaccinated.

"However, I completely oppose the introduction of divisive & discriminatory domestic ‘vaccine passports’ which are both unworkable & illiberal.

"These plans could not only deny individuals access to pubs/restaurants, but also vital services and even jobs. 

"The proposed vaccine passports would create a two-tier society, restricting the freedoms of young people who haven't had the opportunity to be fully vaccinated, and those who it is recommended do not received the vaccine

"The successful vaccination roll out should mean we start getting our freedoms back. Vaccine passports - essentially COVID ID cards - take us in the other direction"

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