FURIOUS Tories have declared war on Boris Johnson's vaccine passports for nightclubs and football matches.
The PM's tough Plan B measure was torn to shreds by many on his own side who are gearing up to rebel when it comes to a crunch vote.
At a bleak press conference last night Mr Johnson pulled the trigger on fresh restrictions to stem the spread of Omicron.
From 6am next Wednesday people will be required to show they're double-jabbed or have tested negative for crowded venues like clubs, stadiums and festivals.
The move incensed many Conservative MPs who have long been dead against vaccine passports.
Senior Tory Ben Bradley describe Covid certificates as "ineffective and discriminatory", while colleague Simon Jupp agreed they were "divisive".
Red Waller Dehenna Davison fumed: "I have long opposed vaccine passports, and so will vote against their introduction next week.
To me, the evidence we have been presented with does not justify further restrictions on liberties. 'Just in case' simply doesn’t cut it."
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At least 60 Tory MPs could revolt against the PM when vaccine passports are tabled in the Commons next week.
Lockdown-hating MP Steve Baker said it was "vital" MPs vote against.But they'll likely be rammed through with Labour votes after Sir Keir Starmer said he'd back the government.
Tory MPs are also nervous after Mr Johnson hinted at mandatory vaccination for un-vaxxed Brits.
The PM said: "I dont believe we can keep going indefinitely with restrictions on people's way of life, just because a substantial proportion of the population sadly still has not got vaccinated.
"We are going to have to have a national conversation about the way forward."
But last night MPs already started to hit back at the suggestion, with Michael Gove's personal private secretary, Angela Richardson saying: "I can say categorically that compulsory vaccinations are a step too far. "
Health Sec Sajid Javid today appeared to rule out such a move, calling vaccine passports "unethical".
What are the new rules?
Daily TESTS will now replace 10-day isolation for contacts of Omicron cases to prevent another pingdemic.
– On Friday MASK rules will be toughened to include almost all remaining public places like cinemas and theatres. But it won't apply to pubs, restaurants, and while exercising in the gym.
– From next Monday WORKING FROM HOME will be advised if you can. It's guidance rather than law and bosses are being asked to chat with employees about remote arrangements this week.
– Next Wednesday VACCINE PASSPORTS will be introduced for crowded venues like nightclubs and footie stadiums. Proving you're double-jabbed via the app will be mandatory for any unseated indoor event with 500 or more attendees, unseated outdoor events with 4,000 people, or any setting with 10,000 people like music festivals. Proof of a negative test can be used for the unvaxxed.
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