What if a person has not got a smart phone? I know many who don't. My own mother was handed a card to say she is fully vaccinated. Makes a bit more sense. Rather than an App. Have to take older people into consideration too. Younger people might all have these smart phones. So fair enough there.
The North will always want to riot. They just look for excuses. This whole thing of been British is not the excuse they are using for these riots. Normal finger pointing. The DUP blamed the high number of cases in the North on Sinn Fein. Which there was nothing to back such a claim up. A major Republican figure died. They all went to his funeral. More than was allowed. That started it all off. Sinn Fein members were questioned by the PSNI. But let off with a warning. The DUP still want them charged by the PSNI. By not charging them you have riots in Loyalist areas. If you do charge them you would have riots in Republican areas. Is a no win situation. It certainly did cause all the cases in the North. It was Sinn Fein who wanted to lock the North down early doors. The DUP refused to back them. Then the case numbers began to rise. Because every thing was still opened. Finally the DUP agreed to the lockdown. About 3 months too late. Up to that point the North was a mirror image of the South. They had been both doing the same things at the same time. Working together. Not something the DUP and Loyalists were happy about at all. it was all going to kick off at some point in time. Much like we are seeing down here. People fed up with things. They found their excuse. They used it. Last night was the 4th night of riots. Good luck stopping that one.