We are now in a fight for the fundamental values of this country
In the course of one short pandemic, we are adopting policies from the People's Republic of China
You know you're in trouble when the Liberal Democrats are your only hope. They are demanding that Parliament comes back to debate the effective rolling out of Covid vaccine passports by stealth.
This after the government admitted this week that the threat of Covid passports for entry into nightclubs and other venues is there to encourage young people to have the jab. For encourage, read blackmail.
The NHS app has now been upgraded to allow it to be used as a Covid vaccine passport in England. A new section has appeared on the app for ‘domestic’ use and states: “You may need to show your NHS Covid Pass at places that have chosen to use the service”.
The government aren't even bothering to suggest that this tweak will time-limited. It’s clear that as we sleepwalk into this assault on our fundamental liberties and indeed the autonomy of our own bodies, covid passports will be irreversible.
The infrastructure will be in place with which to link basic freedoms and indeed public services to our health status. In the course of one short pandemic, we are adopting policies from the People's Republic of China.
We will be tracked, monitored & controlled by a Digital ID system, dressed up as a tool to keep you safe. This sort of measure can never be justified - we don't make medical interventions the law in this country. And it's certainly not justified for a nasty, highly infectious virus, yes, but one that is non-fatal to the vast majority of the population and which a third of people have been told to pretend they've got.
Big businesses are all too happy to sign up to medical fascism, with a no job, no jab policy, which notwithstanding the recent legal obligations on care home workers to have the jab, is surely against the law. Now I back the vaccine, and I've had it twice. So I’m pro vaccine.
The vast majority of adults have had at least one if not two jabs and all vulnerable groups have been protected. And millions have had Covid, which many leading virologists believe is the best vaccine of all. So why inflict this dystopian nightmare of Covid passports on the British public, just to guilt trip young people into having the jab when they, in particular, face scant threat from the virus?
And if the vaccine is so good, why is any of this necessary? And if the vaccine doesn't work, then we’ll just have to crack on and live with the virus anyway. And why do any of this, at what is widely thought to be, the tail end of the pandemic?
Even that numpty Professor Neil Ferguson, says it's all over bar the shouting. One prediction he may have got right - a broken clock is right twice a day. The economic cost of lockdowns and other Covid measures is appalling, but something that we will ultimately recover from.
An assault on our basic freedoms and liberties, is something we will not. We are now in a fight for the fundamental values of this country. Income tax was a temporary measure, when introduced over 200 years ago. That didn't age well did it. The legacy from this pandemic must not be a divided, fearful and digitally controlled and micromanaged population.
Before the pandemic, the idea that the state could unilaterally inject us, cover our faces, control our movements and stop us from working, would have been unimaginable. What is being threatened by the government is to make all of this, a permanent reality.
Many commentators cite the fact that a majority of the public back Covid passports and other measures. Well I don't care. I don't care, because basic fundamental human rights, freedoms and liberties, must never be predicated on vagaries of an opinion poll.
They are sacred, ancient rights, that go to the heart and soul of this country and its very DNA. Britain is a free country, and millions fought in two world wars to keep it that way.
Which is why those freedoms must not now disappear in peacetime, at the hands of our own government.