‘British instinct’ likely to oppose Covid passports, says Keir Starmer

Labour leader’s scepticism deals blow to government hopes of scheme regulating access to venues like pubs

Keir Starmer has dealt a blow to government hopes of pushing through a domestic Covid passport scheme, expressing scepticism about the idea and saying the “British instinct” could be against them.

Ministers are consulting on the possibility of obliging people to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative coronavirus test to access crowded spaces such as pubs or sports events, with Downing Street insisting no decision has been made yet.

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