I HOPE as many people as possible are putting pressure on their MPs to resist what looks to be a possible Government plan despite previous denials – vaccination ‘passports’.
The view seems to be taking hold that such a measure will be hard to resist, however much we dislike it – as the Telegraph’s Philip Johnston argues here.
However, we should not be bowing to this as inevitable. And in this letter (below) to my MP, Siobhan Baillie, I clearly state why. I hope it will act as a stimulus to TCW readers to pen their own protests …
Dear Siobhan Baillie
I am very concerned to hear Conservative politicians talking about Covid immunisation passports.
I am 100 per cent against this and find it frustrating to have persons within the United Kingdom even suggesting such ideas, which should be banished from any forward-thinking, free and liberal society.
For a country located so close to Germany and so involved in the world wars – having witnessed the atrocities carried out during those dark days – even to think about making any medical intervention / action / procedure compulsory is a stain on the person making the suggestion and clearly shows that they have authoritarian / totalitarian streaks that make them unfit for public office.
Under international law covering matters such as medical intervention – the Nuremberg Code (1947) – the voluntary consent of the human subject is essential.
This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent and should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion.
The person should also have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him or her to make an understanding and enlightened decision.
I see what dirty smoke and mirror tricks the Government is utilising, hinting that it is not thinking about introducing Covid passports, but knowing businesses will most likely introduce them as well as airlines.
Well, this talk should be shut down. The MPs who have been going on the news shows and talking thus should be sacked from public office.
There should be a strong statement by politicians that the UK is against any measure such as an immunisation passport that can discriminate and compromise equality. No human should be forced or coerced into complying through loss of job opportunities, social stigma or loss of entitlement to normal life.
I have noticed a silence from the big plumbing company whose owner is doing the rounds on radio saying he will have it in his contracts for new starters to have been vaccinated.
The political class should have firmly said such talk is fine in North Korea or China. But should a company decide to take such action in the UK, the Government will be taking it to court to face a fine under equalities legislation.
When will this government stand up for the people so we can have a free, fair and open society in which the Government – instead of trying to see what freedoms and liberties it can take away next – will be fighting to see what extra / additional freedom and liberty it can bring us?
How small can the Government make the state? How few state interventions can it make?