Nudge or nutcracker? Either way PM faces vaccine passport backlash
Analysis: Latest Covid policy announced on what was supposed to be ‘freedom day’ likely to provoke huge anger
What was billed as “freedom day” has ended with accusations that the government has paved the way for exactly the opposite, as Boris Johnson braces for the backlash to his plans to introduce vaccine passports in a matter of months.
The documents have long been a fascination of the prime minister, who touted their use for pubs and theatres back at the start of 2021, but acknowledged the moral dilemma they posed in a country that has always prided itself on opposition to a European-style “papers, please” regime.