In an article published in the Daily Mail last month, the broadcasting veteran said those who refuse to be vaccinated are putting the rest of the country “at risk of more restrictions”. He suggested Britain follow the likes of France and punish those who refuse the Covid jab.
In his article, Mr Neil said: “Young French people, previously sceptical of the need to be jabbed, have rushed to get vaccine passports so they can go out at night with their friends.”
He argued Germany was also “considering mandatory vaccination”.
GB News presenter Calvin Robinson tweeted a picture of his article on Saturday – and Mr Neil has been caught in a Twitter storm based on his comments.
Mr Robinson tweeted: “What if Andrew Neil was an establishment stooge all along?
“What if he was an attempt to control the opposition?”
One Twitter user, named Rob (@Scally_Lewis), wrote: “If @afneil (Andrew Neil) feels so strongly he should just stay in France and enjoy the way they’re living with lockdowns and protests.”
Another person, known as nonconformr, tweeted: “This is not a good look, to put it mildly.
“But if we had a Constitution that genuinely protected our right to liberty, the Government would not be able to impose restrictions in the first place.
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A fourth Twitter user, known as markydeedrop, added: “I’ve lost all my positivity towards Andrew.
“He’s become a lost cause.”
As of December, adults in England must now show a Covid pass to enter nightclubs, big sports matches and other large events.
The new rules require proof of double-vaccination or a recent negative test to enter certain venues.
Earlier this week, French MPs approved a new COVID-19 vaccine pass after three days of debate.
The measures will now be examined and voted on in the Senate next week.
If approved, the new measures would mean people aged 12 and over would have to show proof of being full vaccinated in order to use public transport and enter bars or restaurants.
A negative Covid test will no longer be sufficient except for access to health facilities and services.
These measures were further fuelled by Emmanuel Macron’s remarks he wanted to “p*** off” the unvaccinated.
Express.co.uk has approached Andrew Neil for a comment