vaccination

No criticism here over this one! Scots First Minister Nicola Sturgeon orders a rave for this weekend is cancelled – because they need the venue to get people jabbed against Covid…

The rave scene of the 1980s was linked at least in part to rebellion against Margaret Thatcher’s Tory government. That much is obvious. And during the early years of house music in the UK, the authorities were desperate to find ways to close the whole thing down, They failed, of…

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A place where vaccine passports are in force but not in law and a parliamentary debate gets abandoned at 9pm after five hours following elusive “legal advice” – where else but Northern Ireland?

What politicians decree and what the law says often don’t match. This is something that’s become increasingly clear over the past nearly two years now. In England, for example, vaccine passports are due to come into force tomorrow. Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the announcement last Wednesday - but the…

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Boris Johnson switches on England’s Plan B, bringing in vaccine passports and more face mask use – but as the Downing Street Christmas party controversy goes on, will anyone listen?

Last Wednesday, the British Labour leader Keir Starmer asked an interesting question to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Did a party take place in Downing Street on December 18th last year contrary to rules banning such social gatherings? His answer set off what has now been over a week of difficult…

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Midnight curfew for Ireland’s nightclubs, and vaccine passports popping up all over the place – does anyone else fancy an extra strong coffee this morning?

Nightclubs, by their very definition, are supposed to be open at night. Which is why eyebrows were raised when the Netherlands announced last week that nightclubs would have to close at the notably early hour of 8pm. When you go for a night out clubbing, I get the feeling being…

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Understanding vaccine passport rules is enough to drive you to drink – and now government documents reveal not only could they do precisely that, but they could INCREASE Covid transmission rates too…

Every evening from around 10pm, the front pages of the following day’s newspapers start to come in. I occasionally have a look at them, and whilst taking a peep last night, I caught the front page of today’s Daily Telegraph. It featured the eye-catching headline of “Vaccine passports could push…

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Vaccine passes became law in Wales this week – but controversy over the farcical vote in the Welsh Parliament (where they passed by a single vote) continues to cause an almighty stink

Vaccine passes (as they insist on calling them) came into use in Wales yesterday. If you want to enter a nightclub or a few other specific settings in the country now, you must either prove you’re double jabbed or provide a negative lateral flow test result which is a maximum…

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As Scotland announces a 17-day delay in enforcing vaccine passports, is this possibly anything to do with an impending NTIA legal challenge to the policy?

So, back we go to the divisive topic of vaccine passports once more. Scotland was due to introduce them on October 1st - tomorrow. But like everything else with this policy, it's been rushed through without a thought for the consequences. Firstly, they were announced just three weeks ago and…

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I told you this would happen, didn’t I? Scotland’s government is being taken to court over vaccine passports by the Night Time Industries Association…

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…

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