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ARE YOU SURE YOU ARE TELLING US THE TRUTH, MR JAVID?
Covid Pass job Health Secretary claims isn't happening is still being advertised - despite him saying the role has been removed...
By Oliver May
THE Government is still advertising for a deputy director of delivery for the Covid Pass worth £71,000 a year – despite Health Secretary claiming it has been removed.
Javid also says the Covid Pass will not be happening, telling the House of Commons this afternoon [Wednesday, June 8]: “…the pass has stopped and there is absolutely no prospect that I can see of its ever coming back into place.”
Both statements appear to show that Javid is either mistaken, or lying.
The deadline for applicants is next Wednesday, June 15 and one of the role’s key responsibilities is: “Delivering the preparation and leading the programme closure, anticipated to finalise in Q4 2022/23.”
It seems incomprehensible that Javid can possibly believe his own statement when saying ‘there is absolutely no prospect that I can see of its ever coming back into place’, when it appears so much planning has been put into place to bring it to fruition by the end of next year.
In its summary, the advert says: “On 21st February the Prime Minister announced the living-with-Covid Strategy, which sets out to remove certification requirements in England, but that the NHS COVID Pass would be required to access venues and events in the UK and for International Travel Purposes for the foreseeable future.”
Sir Desmond Swayne, Conservative MP for New Forest West, posed the question to the Health Secretary today [Wednesday, June 8], believing Javid was taken by surprise by the query.
“Why is the Secretary of State’s departmental leadership team advertising for a deputy director, delivery, for the Covid Pass programme? What is that about?” said Swayne.
Javid answered: “The reason why the department keeps that under review is that, although the pass has stopped and there is absolutely no prospect that I can see of its ever coming back into place, it is right that, as we wind things down and work on the digital resources, all things are looked at appropriately.”
News Uncut suggests that Javid’s answer fails to answer the question and is typically wishy-washy nonsense from an MP squirming to avoid the truth.
Swayne tweeted about 4.30pm that Javid had told him the job advert had been pulled. But News Uncut can confirm that it was still live five hours later.