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Why Covid vaccine passports are such a difficult dilemma for Boris Johnson | Analysis

Telegraph, 08 Apr 2021
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made it clear that so-called "Covid passports" will eventually be part of our daily life in some capacity.

However, the Prime Minister is facing a "real dilemma" when it comes to implementing a Covid certification scheme, according to The Telegraph's deputy political editor Lucy Fisher.

The idea of forcing the British public to carry ID cards, or some other form of bio-identification has gathered opposition from across the House of Commons.

Boris Johnson himself would otherwise be "naturally aligned" with the Conservative backbenchers who now oppose the scheme, according to Lucy Fisher.

But having seen the models and pessimistic predictions for a third wave hitting the UK, the Prime Minister will be balancing this "anti-libertarian" measure with the wider interests of public health.

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