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Andrew Bridgen MP, a brave voice in the vaccine wilderness


AS I sat down to write a report of Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen’s remarkable speech in Parliament this week to an all-but-empty chamber, I lighted upon this perfect comment from TCW reader Michael Carr who said : 

‘It’s not often (never these days) that you can put the words “brave” and “UK MP” in the same sentence. But have we just witnessed one brave MP speaking out about the unprecedented human harm done by the mRNA Covid vaccine, and his call to have it halted immediately? It seems that MP Andrew Bridgen is just such a guy.

‘Notice the virtually empty chamber when he brings this subject up. Cowardly MPs decided they didn’t even want to be present when Andrew delivered his scathing attack on what the political, medical and mainstream media establishment had pushed (or kept silent) over the last two and a half years.’

But what was the response? Did this remarkable speech prompt the MSM into reporting the great unspoken issue of the year, vaccine injury? The tragedy is that it did not. It mirrored the empty chamber. Bridgen’s call for an immediate halt to the Covid vaccines has been ignored by all main newspapers bar the Express. And its report focused on what it deemed to be the most newsworthy angle – Bridgen’s ‘use of’ Parliamentary privilege to make ‘a bombshell allegation’ that a senior member of the British Heart Foundation had covered up a report showing ‘the mRNA Covid vaccine increases inflammation of the heart arteries’, not the overall issue of the safety of the vaccines.

The main thrust of his adjournment debate was the critical issue of Covid vaccine harms, and his belief, unlike that of most of his colleagues, that debate about it should be based on data rather than fear. 

It was in anticipation of media queries that Bridgen, the Conservative member for North West Leicestershire (who happens to have a science degree unlike most of his peers) forwarded in advance to the press a long and comprehensive list of references to the evidence on which his speech was drawn. I know because I was on the mailing list. No one can say he had not done his homework. It is just a crying shame – a disgrace, in fact – that no journalists have bothered to do theirs. It included the government’s own evidence of serious adverse reactions affecting nearly half a million people; evidence showing that in the past vaccines have been completely withdrawn from use for a much lower incidence of serious harm – for example, the swine flu vaccine was withdrawn in 1976 for causing Guillain Barré syndrome in 1 in 100,000 adults and in 1999 the rotavirus vaccine was withdrawn for causing a form of bowel obstruction in children affecting 1 in 10,000; reference to the 25 per cent increase in heart attack and cardiac arrest calls in 16-to-39-year-olds in Israel associated with the first and second doses of vaccine and not associated with Covid infection, findings replicated in Florida; and to UK reports of an extra 14,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in 2021 compared with 2020 following the vaccine rollout. 

Nor did Bridgen stop there. He pointed up the MHRA’s huge financial conflict of interest receiving 86 per cent of its funding from the pharmaceutical industry it is supposed to regulate, as well as details of members of the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation’s financial links to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation totalling a billion dollars. 

Nor did he omit evidence about children in his list of source references, alerting journalists to a report by the Journal of American Medical Association on the effect of the Covid-19 mRNA vaccination on children under five years of age, which showed one in 200 had adverse events which resulted in hospitalisation, and symptoms that lasted longer than 90 days.  

In conclusion he said: ‘As the data clearly shows to anyone who wants to look at it, the mRNA vaccines are not safe, not effective and not necessary. I implore the Government to halt their use immediately. As I have demonstrated and as the data clearly shows, the Government’s current policy on the mRNA vaccines is on the wrong side of medical ethics, it is on the wrong side of scientific data, and ultimately it will be on the wrong side of history.’

His speech was remarkable, not because his oratory was remarkable but because his bravery and independence of mind was. He is one of those rare amongst men and even rarer amongst MPs, a man with moral courage. To stand out as one man against the crowd, in defiance of received wisdom and judgment, is the most difficult thing any human being is called on to do. Andrew Bridgen did it.

You can watch the full speech below. Please note the supportive intervention by one of the two other MPs to have clearly stuck his head above the parapet on this all-important issue, Danny Kruger (Conservative, Devizes); the other being that great warrior for truth Sir Christopher Chope (Conservative, Christchurch). 

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Kathy Gyngell
Kathy Gyngell
Kathy is Editor of The Conservative Woman. She is @kathygyngelltcw on GETTR and is back on Twitter.

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