In response to the Health Secretary’s non-answer to his question on Covid ID cards at the Ministerial Statement yesterday, Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael said:
“Covid ID cards would be unworkable, expensive and divisive. They are not the best way to keep people safe from the virus, and would place a huge, unfair burden on pubs, restaurants and the rest of our hospitality businesses.
“The Health Secretary’s arrogance and contempt was clear at the Despatch Box today. By pressing ahead with these plans without even giving Parliament a say, the Government is trying to avoid scrutiny and shut out the voices of the British people.
“Liberal Democrats are standing firm against Covid ID cards. The Government must give Parliament a proper vote on its plans without further delay.”