Guest essay by Eric Worrall
One of the distinguishing features of British society vs repressive tyrannies like the Soviet Union used to be that you didn’t have to carry identity papers to prove your right to walk down the street.
‘Freedom Pass, Please’: Boris to Introduce Covid Passports as More Lockdowns Loom
22 Nov 2020
The British government will reportedly introduce “freedom passes” and specialised passport certificates to people who have tested negative for the Chinese coronavirus, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce further regional lockdown restrictions following the end of the latest national lockdown in December.
The British prime minister will outline his plans for further localised lockdown restrictions on Monday, as well as a plan to introduce mass testing, in what the government is describing as a roadmap to some sort of normality next year.
The new normal that the British government is set to outline will reportedly include “freedom passes” for those who have two negative coronavirus tests per week. The government is also working with passport manufacturers to create coronavirus certificates for those that can prove they are free of the virus, according to The Telegraph.
A source told the paper that the certificates would “allow someone to wander down the streets, and if someone else asks why they are not wearing a mask, they can show the card, letter or an App,” adding that it would permit a person to “to see their family, and normal social distancing rules will not apply”.
…Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/11/22/freedom-pass-please-uk-to-introduce-covid-immunity-passports-as-more-lockdowns-loom/
Makes you wonder what other freedoms our beloved leaders are planning to remove.
Australia is regularly cited as a success story w/r to containing Covid-19, but as far as I know Australia never banned people from walking down the street. Australian politicians took a sensible position that the benefits of outdoor exercise on mental and physical health outweigh the remote risk someone will infect you if you pass them in the street.