Prime minister risks major rebellion over Covid jab passports, say Tory MPs

Posted by on July 21, 2021 1:00 am
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More than 40 Conservatives said to be ready to defy government over civil liberties concerns

Conservative MPs believe Boris Johnson faces a major rebellion over Covid vaccine passports but could be supported by Labour, who were on Tuesday night wavering over whether to back them.

Tory MPs opposed to the plan for Covid passes to enter nightclubs and other crowded indoor venues said more than 40 Conservatives were prepared to defy the prime minister over civil liberties concerns, particularly as No 10 has refused to rule out extending the passes to pubs and other sectors.

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