The deadline for submitting evidence to the covid immunity passports review is fast approaching. Responses must be filed by 11:45pm on 29 March 2021. Don’t be put off by the formal language of a ‘call for evidence to inform the review into COVID-status certification’, this is also an ‘open consultation’. The government says it is keen to ‘ensure that the [review] recommendations reflect a broad range of interests and concerns’ and that it will ‘welcome views from all respondents’. So if you have a view on covid passports, email it to email@example.com. For good measure, you might also send a copy of the email to your MP. You can find his or her email address here.
There are a number of websites offering email templates, for example Big Brother Watch and the UK Medical Freedom Alliance, along with lists of things you might want to include in your email. Dr No is of the view that the templates are rather on the long side, and that the receipt of thousands of identical emails, which, let’s face it, Govie is not going to stay up all night reading, will rather lessen their individual impact. Better, Dr No suggests, to send a short email giving your top two of three reasons why domestic covid passports should not go ahead (perhaps even add they should explicitly be banned, as being discriminatory), as shorter individual emails are likely to have more impact. Or perhaps not. But please do send something, even if it is just a one liner, as the bigger the count of total emails received, the greater their collective weight. Your country needs you, to add your voice to the call to stop this dangerous divisive authoritarian devilry in its tacks.