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Report: UK Government Signs Contract With Tech Firm Who Suggested Deploying COVID Passports As National ID System

Company has an extremely “sinister attitude to surveillance of citizens.”

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The UK government has signed off on a deal for COVID passports with a tech firm that previously suggested the technology could be easily redeployed as a national ID system, promoting accusations of a further stealth crackdown on freedoms.

An iNews report notes that IT company Entrust (how disturbingly Orwellian) has been awarded the £250,000 contract to provide cloud computing software for the so called ‘Covid-status certification’ scheme.

The company has previously worked on developing national ID systems in Albania, Ghana, and Malaysia, and in a February blog post, the company’s Product Marketing Director, Jenn Markey, bragged that “Vaccine credentials can become part of the infrastructure of the new normal.”

The post also proclaimed “With the infrastructure and investment necessary to ensure a viable vaccine passport, why not redeploy this effort into a national citizen ID program that can be used for multiple purposes including the secure delivery of government services, secure cross-border travel, and documentation of vaccination.”

In addition, Entrust’s Senior Product Manager, John Beijjani, previously spoke about how vaccine passports could be used by governments in the post-COVID world “to collect valuable data” from citizens.

Beijjani said during the webinar “You’ll understand why it’s not just for travel, you can take it and repurpose it to do such things as national IDs and permits.”

“Deploying something like a mobile travel credential also enables governments to collect valuable data,” he continued, adding “It can provide governments a quick and standard mechanism for securing their citizens. It also doesn’t hurt that this information can be used to identify criminals and other bad actors as they move around the same system trying to hide anonymously in the crowds.”

The fact that the government has chosen this firm to develop COVID passports when it has expressed such brazen advocacy of a surveillance state has enraged liberty advocates.

Jake Hurfurt of Big Brother Watch asserted that “Covid certificates would introduce ID cards in the UK by the backdoor”, further emphasising “The fact that the government has done a deal with Entrust, a company which is openly plotting a route from vaccine passports to digital identity cards, only underlines what a serious threat Covid passes would be to our civil liberties and our privacy.”

The report also notes that Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, former director of civil liberties group Liberty, said “This isn’t a mere question of competence but far more sinister. This is studied chaos. We need to be explicitly reassured that the Government has not already decided in favour of some kind of national ID system.”

David Davis, member of the Covid Recovery Group (CRG) of Conservative Members of Parliament declared “The health department is able to go around signing these contracts without explicit Parliamentary permission. But it is doubly extraordinary that they sign one with a company with this sinister attitude to surveillance of citizens.”

The development dovetails with comments by a government source who told the Daily Mail last night that the government is planning to use the COVID passport system in a much wider context than has been previously revealed.

“The reason we are trialling Covid certification this summer is partly to get mass events open more safely with bigger crowds, but also partly to get people used to the idea,” the source said.

“We hope that with high vaccination rates we will be in a very different position this winter. But if we do find ourselves in a dire situation then certification could be a tool in our armoury to keeps things open that might otherwise have to close,” the source further admitted.

The comments have prompted fears that the threat of fresh lockdowns in the winter will be used to force the COVID passport system on to the public for use not only at mass gatherings but in pubs, restaurants, cinemas and theatres.

That is exactly what the government is ‘reviewing’ currently while trialling the system at sports events.

The government has claimed that the current NHS app, which has had a COVID certification status feature added recently and is being used for limited foreign travel, will not be turned into a national ID system.

However, as we reported last month, the privacy notice attached to the vaccine status feature of app says that the data will be used at ‘domestic events’.

As we have extensively covered, plans to adapt a simple vaccine status app and use it domestically have always been in the works.

We are also told that the majority of British people are willing to accept the vaccine passports in order to engage in basic day to day activities, and that they are willing to go along with the digital ID card system PERMANENTLY.

Scientists advising the government have admitted (some regrettably) that a sustained campaign of ‘dystopian’ and ‘totalitarian’ fear tactics and ‘mind control’ has corralled the majority of the population into acceptance.

As we also previously reported, airlines plan to refrain from calling the imminent vaccine passports by that name because “It carries too many connotations,” according to one aviation CEO.

The EU is also already ensconced on the vaccine passport road, with a bloc wide ‘Digital Green Certificate’ system already being rolled out.

Many other countries are also adopting the vaccine passport system, with scores of them, including America, trialling the technology in lockstep with big tech, mega-corporations and other globalist entities.

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Rand Paul: Fauci Caused 7 Million People To Die; “We’ve Caught Him Red Handed, He Won’t Get Away”

“This is right up there with decisions, some of them malevolent or military to kill millions of people”

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Senator Rand Paul asserted Thursday that Anthony Fauci is directly responsible for funding dangerous research that likely killed millions of people, and that he “won’t get away.”

“Likely there is no public health figure who has made a greater error in judgement than Dr Fauci,” Paul declared in a Fox News appearance, adding “the error of judgement was to fund gain of function research in a totalitarian country.”

Fauci funded “research that allowed them to create super viruses, that in all likelihood leaked into the public and caused seven million people to die,” Paul declared.

“This is right up there with decisions, some of them malevolent or military to kill millions of people,” The Senator further urged.

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The Senator made the comments after Fauci appeared in a fawning Washington Post interview, where he was labeled a “hero,” complained about being a victim, and couldn’t think of anything he did wrong.

Paul further noted that “It goes to judgement, talk about errors, you think he might apologise to the world… to support that kind of research then look the other way and say nothing to see here, and to cover it up.”

“For the last two years he’s been covering his tracks, but we’ve caught him red handed and he won’t get away,” Paul asserted, adding “historically [Fauci] will be remembered for one of the worst judgments in the history of modern medicine.”

Paul also commented on efforts he is leading to overturn the Biden Administration’s COVID vaccine mandate for military personnel.

“They deserve to have their religious freedom, as well as their medical choices and freedom to decide what goes into their body,” Paul noted.

He continued, “We know this, and this is a scientific fact, the vaccine does not prevent you from getting an infection, it doesn’t prevent you from transmitting an infection, and for young people there isn’t significant evidence to show that it reduces the severity or hospitalisation.”

“The military has become so ‘woke’ and they’re demanding you get a vaccine that you don’t need, so something’s got to change,” the Senator further urged.

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    White House “Isn’t Taking a Side” on Cause of Anti-Lockdown Protests in China

    Mealy-mouthed comments designed to protect administration from charges of hypocrisy.

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    The Biden White House says it “isn’t taking a side” on the cause of anti-lockdown protests in China, a ‘walking on eggshells’ remark seemingly designed to protect the administration from charges of hypocrisy.

    Over the past week, multiple major cities across China have seen massive protests against lockdowns, with the normally compliant Chinese exploding into rage in response to their government’s ‘zero COVID’ policy.

    Much of the unrest blew up in response to an incident in Xinjiang’s capital Urumqi, where at least 10 people, some say up to 40, were killed during an apartment fire because lockdown rules stopped residents from fleeing the burning building.

    Most of the city’s residents have been prevented from leaving their homes for over 100 days as a result of the draconian rules, which are still in place nearly three years after the pandemic began.

    While Chinese citizens are now clearly being subjected to human rights abuses in the name of maintaining a brutal lockdown, the White House could only respond with a mealy-mouthed statement.

    Appearing on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” White House NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby was asked if the Biden administration agreed with protesters that COVID restrictions should be lifted and whether President Xi Jinping should stand down.

    Kirby prevaricated by saying the White House was “on the side of peaceful protest,” but that the administration was not “taking a side in terms of what these protestors are about.”

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    “I would not say at all that we would agree with criticism that we’ve been less than firm or consistent. In fact, Brian, we’ve been very, consistent about the right of peaceful protest and we’ve been very vocal about it in China just over the last few days,” said Kirby.

    “We believe that these individuals should be able to peacefully protest and assemble and to make their minds known to their government there in China just like we’ve said the same in Iran and around the world. And we stand up for peaceful protest, and again, we’ve been very consistent about that,” he added.

    Co-host Steve Doocy then asked, “Absolutely, the White House is always for peaceful protests, but, John, you know what the protesters are saying, they’re saying, hey, Xi Jinping’s got to go or loosen the COVID restrictions that are keeping people stuck in their houses for months. So, between he’s got to go or loosen restrictions, which side is the White House on when it comes to supporting the protestors?”

    Kirby responded, “Steve, we’re on the side of peaceful protest. We’re on the side of individuals being able to freely assemble and to express their views, whatever those views are. We’re not taking a side in terms of what these protestors are about. Largely though, Steve, you know that these protesters are really out there about the lockdown. Their main concern, what drove them to the streets was the very severe, very stringent COVID policies by Xi’s administration, and that’s what’s really been driving all this public protest.”

    The spokesman then asserted, “we don’t believe, here in the United States, that lockdowns are the answer.”

    This doesn’t correlate with what Biden himself has said on many occasions.

    Back in August 2020, the president said he wouldn’t hesitate to lockdown the entire United States if it was necessary to stop COVID.

    “I would shut it down; I would listen to the scientists,” said Biden at the time.

    In comparison, two months previously in June, President Trump told Fox News, “We won’t be closing the country again. We won’t have to do that.”

    Indeed, if the presidential election had taken place a year earlier, there’s almost no doubt that Biden would have lobbied for for more draconian lockdowns that those that were imposed by states during the final 10 months of the Trump administration.

    As we highlighted yesterday, Anthony Fauci once again defended brutal Chinese lockdowns, admitting that the Communist government is forcefully locking people inside buildings but adding that if it means people get vaccinated then he is “okay” with it.

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    Video: Fauci Again Defends Chinese Lockdowns

    “If the purpose is ‘let’s get all the people vaccinated, particularly the elderly,’ then okay.”

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    Anthony Fauci once again defended brutal Chinese lockdowns, admitting that the Communist government is forcefully locking people inside buildings but adding that if it means people get vaccinated then he is “okay” with it.

    “China’s official news agency today published an op-ed asserting that the country’s strict COVID measure are scientific and effective. Are they?” host CNN host Jake Tapper asked.

    “Well when you want to shut down in order to interrupt immediately a process that’s going on like the spread of infection, there should be a purpose to it like you want to make sure you get enough ventilators or enough PPE or you want to get your population vaccinated,” Fauci responded.

    “The comment that I made about their severe actions that they’ve taken is that you have to have an endgame,” Fauci continued, adding “What’s the purpose? If the purpose is let’s get all the people vaccinated, particularly the elderly, then OK. For a temporary period of time to do that, but they have very, very strict type of a lockdown.”

    Tapper further stated “obviously I’m not here to defend the Chinese government, but they say they’re doing it just to stop the spread, right?”

    Fauci made the comments despite the fact that China has exploded into chaos with protests over the government locking people inside a building in the northwestern Xinjiang region that caught fire, killing up to forty people.

    Fauci has continuously expressed support for lockdowns, particularly in China.

    During the same interview, Fauci claimed that he’s “almost certain” his NIH didn’t fund the gain of function research in Wuhan that led to the lab leak of the particular virus that caused the pandemic:

    That is quite some spin.

    As we highlighted yesterday, Fauci blamed President Trump Sunday for China’s continued obfuscation of the origins of COVID, and refused to call China’s actions a “cover up”.

    Meanwhile, the Biden administration has refused to denounce China’s crackdown on protesters, or the Communist state’s Zero COVID lockdown policy:

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