Moray MP Douglas Ross says plans being introduced by the Scottish Government which will make Covid passports necessary at large events with more than 10,000 people but also at nightclubs, have not been properly thought out. Douglas in his role as an MSP along with his Scottish Conservative party colleagues voted against the SNP/Green plans after a debate where Scottish Government Ministers were unable to answer basic questions.
Commenting, after SNP and Green MSPs voted in favour of the plans to introduce vaccine passports from October 1st Douglas said: “The Scottish Conservatives listened to what businesses and many others had to say about these proposals and we voted against them.
“The SNP’s plan is riddled with holes. The flaws are considerable and the lack of detail is astounding.
“The Scottish Government has failed to bring opposition parties or the public onboard with these plans. They didn’t even bother to make the effort.
“That is no way to introduce such crucial legislation. Moray Chamber of Commerce described the plans as “economic deterrents” and I have heard so many concerns from people across Moray about the impact Covid Passports will have.
“Businesses are being chucked under the bus by these plans. There seems to be no financial support or assistance available to help them administer and enforce this policy. It will hit them with considerable costs – but the SNP don’t even know how much.
“Once again, the people who create jobs in Scotland are treated disgracefully by the SNP Government. There are still no answers and no detail on so many key questions.
“Nicola Sturgeon asked us to ignore serious concerns and nod this policy through like her coalition partners - but we could not support such weak proposals.”