A SILVER lining in the dark cloud that descended on us more than two years ago is the coming together of like-minded people from all walks of life who have refused to follow the official Covid narrative.
Left or right of the political spectrum, old or young, male or female and of whatever ethnicity, we have found a shared spirit of humanity, as past loyalties and boundaries have changed, perhaps forever. The Establishment tactics of divide and rule no longer work with us.
The current lull in Covid hysteria is a good time to reflect on the last two years, and to celebrate the men and women who have contributed to the resistance at a national level.
I conducted a survey on the most influential freedom fighters and sceptics in the UK. An annotated list of 80 names was sent to respondents, to guide them in choosing their top ten. Respondents were encouraged to nominate from beyond this list if they wished, and many did so.
Twenty-three people from local groups in Bexhill-on-Sea, Burgess Hill, Carshalton and Milton Keynes sent their selections. Scores were calculated from ten points to one, in order of ranking. From the total scores for each nominee, a top 50 was generated.
Obviously, the results should not be seen as definitive, or as disrespectful to anyone not selected: This is merely the opinion of a small sample, which I cannot claim is representative.
Here is the top 50, in reverse order:
50. Kate Shemirani – ‘Natural nurse’ who came to the fore as the photogenic compere of Trafalgar Square rallies and an anti-vaccine activist. For her sins arrested and charged, and ejected from the nursing register.
49. Right Said Fred – Chart-topping 1980s duo who suddenly became relevant again, with their humorous barbs on Twitter, also a regular presence on marches.
47 (=). Remeece – Jamaican-born rapper who toured schools blasting out his track ‘Don’t Tek di Vaccine’.
47 (=). Jenna Platt – Nurse from Stoke who tours the country wearing a sandwich board, describing herself as ‘The Nurse Who Asks Questions’.
46. Kevin Corbett – Retired nurse and HIV researcher who contributed to a damning scientific critique of the PCR test, and warned of ‘Nazification’ of the NHS.
45. Tonia Buxton – Television personality who stood her ground when outnumbered on television debates, saying that she would prefer prison to succumbing to Covid tyranny.
44. Jam for Freedom – The band playing in parks throughout lockdown, despite arrests and fines, arguing that music is vital for mental health.
41 (=). Lord Jonathan Sumption – Former justice of the Supreme Court, a prominent critic of lockdown who foresaw a radical change in the relationship between citizens and the state.
41 (=). Michael O’Bernicia – Film producer and common law advocate who issued an arrest warrant for Health Secretary Matt Hancock.
41 (=). Bernie Spofforth – Known for ‘Bernie’s Tweets’, a widely-followed Twitter account that takes aim at oppressive government.
40 (=). Darren Smith / Nesbitt – Editor of The Light, an informative newspaper that bypasses online censorship, and performer at rallies of the irreverent song ‘We are the 99 per cent’.
38 (=). Debbie Hicks – Former teacher convicted for filming an empty Gloucester hospital during the Covid outbreak, another crime invented by the regime.
38 (=). Denise Welch – Actress (Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, Waterloo Road) and potent Covid critic on Twitter.
33 (=). Bob Moran – Cartoonist who drew what journalists couldn’t write, sacked by the Telegraph after an online spat with lockdown zealot Dr Rachel Clarke but continues to satirise Covid Britain.
33 (=). Sam White – Doctor who took the General Medical Council to the High Court and overturned his suspension for expressing wrong-think, and reported political and medical leaders to police for crimes against humanity.
33 (=). Clare Craig – Pathologist and prominent member of the Health and Advisory Recovery Team (HART) group, which has faced censorship despite its evidence-based, rational approach to Covid.
33 (=). Simon Elmer – Founder of Architects for Social Housing, who criticised the abuse of statistics by the Government on Covid to invoke fear.
33 (=). Beverley Turner – Television presenter who clashed with Owen Jones on Jeremy Vine’s show, denouncing vaccine passports as apartheid.
30 (=). ‘Mad Mick’ (Michael Chaves) – Megaphone activist, always on the front line at protests.
30 (=). Gareth Icke – Presenter of Ickonic show Right Now, narrator in film exposing midazolam scandal, and inspirational speaker at rallies.
30 (=). Laura Dodsworth – Author of A State of Fear, a thorough investigation of the Government’s psychological-behavioural campaign.
28 (=). Carl Vernon – Self-help author who describes himself as ‘immune to BS’.
28 (=). Steve James – Anaesthetist who confronted Health Secretary Sajid Javid at King’s College Hospital, and a highly influential voice against the vaccine mandate in the NHS.
27. Anna Brees – Former BBC journalist with a popular social media platform, leads the Against Vaccine Passports campaign.
26. David Kurten – London Assembly member until 2021, the only elected politician to speak at rallies against the Covid regime.
25. Tess Lawrie – Doctor and evidence-based medicine consultant, author of report on vaccine damage, and proponent of ivermectin.
24. Mark Devlin – DJ and critic of the exploitative music industry, and a truth-speaker amidst media mind control.
21 (=). Laurence Fox – Former actor (Lewis, White Lines), now a political activist and trenchant critic of woke ideology and Covid puritanism.
21 (=). Hugo Talks – Sharp daily blogger with mass following on YouTube.
21 (=). James Delingpole – Journalist who lost his mainstream media work for lampooning the Covid narrative, runs the popular Delingpod series, and on London Calling tries to convince his friend Toby Young that the Great Reset is real.
19 (=). Maajid Nawaz – Fired by LBC for spouting ‘conspiracy theory’, appeared on Joe Rogan Experience warning that globalists are exploiting a pandemic to impose technocracy.
19 (=). John O’Looney – Milton Keynes funeral director who exposed the surge in mortality after mass vaccination began.
17 (=). Niall McCrae – Mental health researcher and officer of the Workers of England Union, who represented hundreds of care workers against ‘no jab, no job’.
17 (=). Jeff Wyatt – One of the first to be arrested for protesting against the Covid regime (Speakers’ Corner, May 2020), bullish orator at rallies and known for his provocative placards.
16. Paul Joseph Watson – Immensely popular satirist against woke absurdity and Covid cultism.
13 (=). Kit Knightly – OffGuardian writer who has highlighted the bogus science of Covid.
13 (=). Fiona Diamond – Committed campaign organiser who does not shy from trouble with the authorities.
13 (=). David Clews – Unity News Network presenter who became an activist, organising rallies across the UK and leading a campaign against vaccine passports and jabbing kids.
12. Toby Young – Founder and editor of Lockdown Sceptics (now Daily Sceptic), a website for reasoned analysis of Covid policy.
11. David Icke – Former BBC presenter who presciently foresaw the New World Order, a ‘plandemic’, mass vaccination and digital identity; a star of the large London rallies.
10. Mark Sexton – Retired police officer who has reported government ministers to the police for malfeasance and crimes against humanity.
9. Matt le Tissier – Former Southampton and England footballer who has persistently questioned the Covid regime.
8. Louise Creffield – Leader of Save Our Rights, fined £20,000 for organising London rallies (classed as illegal gatherings).
6 (=). Anna de Buisseret – Lawyer, common law proponent and regular speaker at rallies.
6 (=). Kathy Gyngell – Editor of the TCW Defending Freedom website, a thorn in the side of the Establishment, opposing lockdown, vaccine coercion and censorship.
5. Mike Robinson, Brian Gerrish and Patrick Henningsen, UK Column trio of presenters who burst the bubble of Covid propaganda.
4. Neil Oliver – Television presenter, famous for the Coast series on BBC, now a GB News presenter with outstanding monologues against Covid authoritarianism.
3. Mike Yeadon – Former Pfizer chief scientific adviser, now a critic of Big Pharma who debunks vaccine propaganda.
2. Vernon Coleman – Doctor and author, long-standing critic of Big Pharma, and a popular but heavily censured opponent of Covid testing and vaccines.
1. Piers Corbyn – The man who started the protest movement, aged 74, arrested more times than he can remember, prolific activist with catchphrase ‘resist, defy, do not comply’.
Altogether there were 76 nominees, with the following narrowly missing a top 50 placing: Laura Perrins (co-editor of TCW Defending Freedom, one of the first media figures to challenge lockdown);
Peter Ebdon (2002 world snooker champion and the earliest Covid critic from sport), Ian Brown (Stone Roses singer whose invective against lockdown put his rock peers to shame), Eric Clapton (guitar legend who committed heresy by divulging his vaccine injury);
Danny Rampling (famous DJ who accused the Government of destroying nightclubs), Adam Brooks (Essex publican and campaigner against vaccine passports), Lilith (paramedic and NHS100k activist), Will Jones (investigative reporter for Daily Sceptic);
Willsy (Resistance GB livestreamer who exposed police brutality at Covid protests), Christopher Chope, Tory MP who has raised concern in Parliament about vaccine harm), Heiko Khoo (activist, arrested after following TSG riot police amplifying the Benny Hill Show theme tune), and Iain Davis (incisive UK Column writer).
Surprisingly, no votes were cast for Russell Brand, despite his massively popular YouTube show and his opposition to the Covid regime and globalist coup.
The top 50 is diverse and fairly balanced. Medicine is well represented, with four doctors (plus four clinical scientists); two lawyers were voted in, and only one politician. Musicians outnumber sportsmen by five to one. Of course, the results from these local activists are not definitive and another sample could produce an entirely different outcome.
Congratulations to Piers Corbyn, a deserved winner, who was clearly touched by the accolade when David Clews rang him during the live countdown on the Unity News Network show on Friday night.
As Piers said, everyone who has stood up to Covid tyranny deserves honour, including the legions who attend Stand in the Park, distribute leaflets in town centres (often facing hostility) and attend rallies. Well done, all of you.
Coming soon: The 50 worst Covid villains.
Editor’s note: You can watch Niall McCrae discussing the full poll results with David Clews of UNN’s livestream here, recorded for posterity!