British MP dismissed from Conservative party says he keeps questioning COVID-19 vaccine

Andrew Bridgen also threatened legal action against those who made anti-Semitic accusations

The MP, who was dismissed from the UK Conservative Party for questioning the COVID-19 vaccine on social media, said he was “sad” but not “disheartened” by the decision and accused him of racism announced plans to take legal action against the individual.

Written by Andrew Bridgin MP Announced in a video statement Thursday, In it, he tweeted a now-deleted Twitter account created by a consultant cardiologist who reportedly told him that the COVID-19 vaccine situation was “the greatest crime against humanity since the Holocaust.” You mentioned the post.

In his first statement since losing his Conservative whip, he said, “I was saddened to hear of my suspension yesterday, but I am not disappointed.”

lost the whip

On Wednesday, Bridgin was suspended by leader Tory for “spreading false information about the COVID vaccine.”

Losing the “whip” of a political party means being completely expelled from the party. That means Bridgen is now suspended as a Conservative MP and will have to sit without affiliation.

Whip’s Simon Hart said:

“As a country, we should be very proud of what we have achieved through our vaccine program. Vaccines are the best defense against COVID that we have.

“Misinformation about vaccines causes harm and costs lives.Therefore, the whip will be removed immediately from Andrew Bridgin pending a formal investigation.”


In a video statement, Bridgin said his posts on Twitter were “not anti-Semitic in any way,” but if anyone was offended, he “would like to apologize for any offense caused.” ” he said.

Bridgin’s post drew outraged reactions from Conservative ministers, including Matt Hancock, Nadim ZahawiWhen Sajid Habidand Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the comments were “completely unacceptable”.

“Obviously, making connections and using such language is completely unacceptable. Anti-Semitism eradicatedSnack told lawmakers.

“I am disappointed that, with the Prime Minister’s support, Chief of Staff Simon Hart chose to keep me as a Conservative MP,” Bridgen said.

“My tweet of January 11th was by no means anti-Semitic. Indeed, it hinted that the Holocaust was the most heinous crime against humanity in living memory. If anyone is truly offended by my use of such an image, I apologize for that offense. he said.

He added, “I am speaking with the legal team and will take action against the people who initiated the calls suggesting that I am.”

On Wednesday, Lord Mann, the government’s independent adviser on anti-Semitism, said Bridgen should be banned from running for the Tories in the next election.

“There is no chance that Bridgin will be allowed to run in the next election,” he said.

Bridgin’s post was linked to an article written by Professor Josh Getzkow, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which was published by Zerohedge.

Getsukou wrote: twitter Anti-Semitism allegations against Brigen are “a cheap shot at undermining the fight against true anti-Semitism. [COVID-19] jab.

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England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Vantham administering the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock at an immunization center in London on 29 April 2021. (UK Government)

“The fact that I have been suspended over this matter reveals the state of our democracy, our right to free speech, and the scientific methods of analyzing the drugs administered to billions of people. It tells us that it has been stopped.

“We need to ask very reasonable questions about the safety and efficacy of experimental mRNA vaccines and the risks and benefits of these therapies,” he added. You mentioned a messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine manufactured by Moderna.

He added that there are “reasonable questions” to ask if the government is “considering extending the use of these experimental vaccines to children as young as six months old.” harm. ”

“I was sad to hear about yesterday’s suspension, but I’m not depressed. I’ve had tremendous support from the general public and medical workers who are too scared to speak up.” Bridgen said.

“And, of course, from those who have experienced vaccines harming themselves or loved ones. I hope it will eventually bring the issue of vaccine harm to the media,” he added.

“bad blindness”

Bridgen is increasingly vocal in questioning the COVID-19 vaccine.

he claimed Congressional Debate in December, In it, he called for an “immediate” cessation of the use of mRNA vaccines.

He, British Heart Foundation We sent non-disclosure agreements to researchers to prevent data on potential harm from being made public.

In response, the British Heart Foundation Make a statement on social media “They are unaware of these allegations and strongly refute all allegations made about colleagues in senior leadership roles within the British Heart Foundation,” it said.

In a parliamentary debate on the harm of vaccines, Bridgin said there were “significant psychological barriers preventing these facts from being recognized by policymakers and picked up by the UK mainstream media”.

“The psychological phenomenon is intentional blindness. It is when humans, including institutions in this case, turn a blind eye to the truth in order to feel safe, reduce anxiety, avoid conflict, and protect their prestige and reputation.” ‘ he added.

Owen Evans

Owen Evans is a UK-based journalist with a particular interest in civil liberties and free speech, covering stories from a wide variety of countries.