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Analysis: Sturgeon bows to pressure from businesses over extending vaccine passports

23 November 2021, 17:15

Nicola Sturgeon has “vowed to pressure”, writes Gina Davidson.

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Nicola Sturgeon has rowed back on the idea of expanding the controversial vaccine passport scheme, writes LBC’s Scotland Political Editor Gina Davidson.

In a surprising eleventh-hour U-turn, Scotland’s First Minister appears to have bowed to pressure from the hospitality sector and also from opposition parties, and has agreed that the production of a negative lateral flow test will be enough to get into nightclubs and larger venues.

Or in other words, she trailed the idea last Tuesday, felt the heat, and decided not to jump from frying pan to fire.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic there has been general cross-party consensus on the Covid restrictions placed on the public. Face masks? Tick. Lockdowns? Tick. Working from home? Tick,…

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