Andrew Bridgen says he may have saved children in passionate defence of vaccine stance

Andrew Bridgen says he may have saved children in passionate defence of vaccine stance

Andrew Bridgen defends his vaccine stance

GB News
Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 26/04/2023

- 18:00

The MP has been expelled from the Conservative Party

Andrew Bridgen has continued his steadfast commitment to attacking the Covid vaccines, despite his stance costing him his position in the Conservative Party.

The MP has been expelled from the party after comparing the jab to the Holocaust and being found to have breached lobbying rules.

Bridgen has passionately defended his remarks, suggesting that his willingness to voice concerns over the minimal risks the vaccines pose may have saved a child’s life.

Speaking on GB News, he said were that to be the case, then losing his political career is a worthwhile price.

Andrew Bridgen speaks on GB News

Andrew Bridgen has defended his vaccine stance

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He told Patrick Christys: “It’s deeply upsetting to be expelled from a party I’ve served for several decades.

“I barely recognise the Conservative party at the moment. We seem to have moved away from being a party that legislates for the people to a party that legislates against the people.

“Surely I’ve got the right to free speech and the right to express the genuine and legitimate concerns of my constituents about the safety and efficacy of experimental vaccines which were never tested properly.

“We know there is considerable vaccine harms and they are starting to emerge now.

Andrew BridgenThe Conservative Party has expelled Andrew Bridgen following his controversial commentsPA

“Before I spoke out in December, the Government were looking at approving the use of experimental vaccines for children down to the age of six months.

“As a result of speeches I gave in Parliament, the Government has moved their position.

“If that has cost me my political career, then so be it. If I have saved the life or one child from being injured, then that is worth it.”

The representative for North West Leicestershire had already lost the party whip, meaning he was sitting in the Commons as an independent.

A spokesman said: “Mr Bridgen was expelled from the Conservative Party on April 12 following the recommendation of a disciplinary panel. He has 28 days from this date to appeal.”

The Conservatives did not discuss the findings of the disciplinary panel.

Bridgen is a regular critic of the vaccines and lost the whip in January after claiming they are “the biggest crime against humanity since the Holocaust”.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak slammed the comments, deeming them “utterly unacceptable”.

Bridgen was already in hot water that month having been handed a five-day suspension for breaking the MPs’ code of conduct banning lobbying.

He was found to have committed a series of breaches including an “unacceptable attack upon the integrity” of then standards commissioner Kathryn Stone.

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