On Monday the Prime Minister is set to lay out Britain’s route out of Covid-19 lockdown in detail. According to LBC Westminster Correspondent Ben Kentish Mr Blair has been co-ordinating with major airline and holiday companies to lobby for vaccine passports.
Kentish reports the former Prime Minister has spoken to companies such as British Airways, Heathrow Airport and SAGA.
He claimed Blair had “promised to use his contacts in Government to try to make sure this [vaccine passports] happen”.
The reported added: “Blair held talks with industry leaders this week and expressed fears the idea would slip if it’s not included in the roadmap announced by the PM tomorrow.
“[He] wants UK to lead efforts via G7 presidency.
“Industry already looking at how it would work in practice.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been taking advice from the former Prime Minister and will address MPs at 3pm and hold a public press conference at 7pm to outline his plans for easing lockdown.