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U.K. Politicians Vow to Oppose Use of ‘Divisive’ Covid Passports

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A Covid-19 Vaccination Record Card at a vaccination centre in Cardiff, U.K.
A Covid-19 Vaccination Record Card at a vaccination centre in Cardiff, U.K.Photographer: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Bloomberg
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson risks triggering a major backlash among members of the ruling Conservative Party if his U.K. government opts to use so-called Covid passports to help re-open the economy.

More than 70 members of Parliament from three parties -- including 41 from Johnson’s Tories -- pledged to oppose the use of vaccine certificates, calling them “divisive and discriminatory.” They include former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith, former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and Liberal Democrat Party leader Ed Davey.