I don’t really like people who say “I told you so”, but I’m honestly struggling to think of another way to start this post on this Monday morning.
You see, a few weeks ago, the Spanish courts had to make a series of rulings on the vaccine passport scheme one area of the country wanted to introduce. The court ruled against vaccine passports and suggested they give a certain degree of false assurance to the user.
The proposal in Andalusia was broadly similar to the scheme starting in Wales from October 11th. In order to get in a Welsh nightclub from that date, you’d need to either be double jabbed or have proof of a negative test within the last 24 hours. This is quite a difference to the Scottish scheme – where only proof of double vaccination will be sufficient.
So I’m not the least bit surprised to discover that last week, the Night Time Industries Association in Scotland decided they were going to take legal action against the government north of the border – and seeing that they come into force in Scotland this coming Thursday, they don’t have a minute to spare.
How will Scotland’s courts see this? It remains to be seen and I’ll no doubt write about it when I find out. Just don’t act all surprised about this – you were forewarned by your favourite dance music blog…