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Labour: Use of 'vaccine passports' in the UK would be 'discriminatory'

Telegraph, 06 Apr 2021
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A Government pilot of vaccine passports in the UK has been condemned by MPs as "discriminatory", Labour signalled it may vote against the scheme in the Commons.

Jon Ashworth, Labour's shadow health secretary, said his party would "have to be convinced" to vote for the measures but that he "could not support" a system of "digital ID cards" in shops.

Ministers have not suggested using Covid certificates in shops, but Mr Ashworth said documentation published by the Government last night floated the possibility in future.

"I do think it is discriminatory to say to somebody here in Leicester that you cannot go into Next or H&M unless you produce your vaccination status on an app or digital ID card," he said.

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