19 July 2021 — Big Brother Watch
URGENT: BREAKING NEWS
The Prime Minister has just announced that vaccine passports are to be mandatory from September for nightclubs and large events.
This means that not only will the NHS Covid Pass be mandatory – but tests will no longer be an option on them. Only the vaccinated will be admitted entry to events.
This is dangerously coercive, counter-productive and wrong.
Studies show time and time again that vaccine compulsion doesn’t increase uptake or trust – it further alienates people. Whilst some will do anything to paint opposition to vaccine passes as ‘anti-vaccination’, it’s anything but. Good healthcare relies on nurture, support, privacy and autonomy – not coercion, exclusion, or fear of authority.
This Government’s whole pandemic strategy has rested on compulsion, policing, threats and criminalisation. And look where that got us.
Now, they’re threatening a future of yet more coercion, checkpoints, segregation and exclusion. We have to say NO – no to vaccine IDs, no to division, no to discrimination. If businesses are safe to open, they must be safe to open to all.
This cruel policy will exclude millions of people, especially pregnant and breastfeeding women, ethnic minorities, young people, people on lower incomes and migrants who are all disproportionately unvaccinated. Support is better than coercion. No one should be forced to have a medical treatment they don’t want to have.
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We will defeat vaccine IDs – this is how we’re going to do it.
1) Do. Not. Comply.
These three words are going to be important in the weeks and months to come…
Vote with your feet. Some businesses opened today using Covid passes. We now know that within weeks, these will be vaccination-only passes. If you oppose Covid passes boycott businesses using them, and let us know who they are so we can write to them.
As parliamentary committees have said, there is absolutely no health case to use them. They must not be normalised.
2) Join the challenge
We’re crowdfunding to grow the greatest possible fight against domestic Covid passes – including a legal challenge as soon as necessary. Click here to get involved and share widely – we need you!
Your donations are helping us to build the biggest possible campaign to prevent domestic covid passes. We have an expert team of human rights lawyers on standby.If vaccine passes make it through the vote in September, we’ll look to bring a legal challenge immediately.
3) Lobby parliament
Plans for mandatory vaccine passes will have to be put to a vote in Parliament before coming into force. It’s our job to make sure the Government loses. Already, 79 MPs have signed our pledge against Covid passes – we need many more.
Write to your MP. I know many of you are frustrated by your MP’s responses (or lack of), but don’t forget, they work for you, your email will be read, and they need to know how their constituents feel.
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We will have many more campaign actions to come in September as the vote approaches – watch this space.
We are working day in, day out, against this growing technological totalitarianism. We’re fighting thermal surveillance, facial recognition, online censorship, and anti-protest laws. Today, we were briefing the House of Lords on mandatory vaccines in care homes ahead of a vote tomorrow. And tomorrow, we have some major news about the hidden algorithms we’ve found embedded in the welfare system…
You might not believe it, but we’re doing all of this with a small team of just 5 dedicated people. The more staff and resources we have, the better we can protect our freedoms.
The best way you can help to strengthen our campaigns is to set up a monthly donation today. Every penny goes towards our vital work.
This has been a difficult day and the Government’s U-turns on Covid passes have given us all whiplash. But we can’t just get angry – let’s get organised.
Thank you for all your support,
Director, Big Brother Watch