Because the government told us they weren’t going to do this.
We’ve all agreed that for international travel you’ll need to have Covid options but domestically, sort of Covid ID cards, the Liberal Democrats have led the campaign against them, we’ve seen MPs in other parties share our views that this would be a real attack on people’s freedoms and particularly hit businesses and young people – it is unworkable, it is expensive and it is divisive.
That’s why the government haven’t gone ahead with it previously. Now we hear, in the recess when parliament can’t debate it, they’ve by stealth changed the rules so your NHS app could be used as a Covid ID card across venues.
That’s completely wrong, it is undemocratic, they are not being held accountable to it, so Liberal Democrats are saying, given that serious undermining of civil liberties without any debate in parliament, p0arliament should be recalled.