'Left me to rot!' Furious Briton demands Sunak 'look him in the eye' and give him straight answer on Covid vaccine harm

'Left me to rot!' Furious Briton demands Sunak 'look him in the eye' and give him straight answer on Covid vaccine harm

A furious Briton confronts Sunak

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 12/02/2024

- 22:48

Updated: 13/02/2024

- 09:41

A GB News People's Forum audience member berated Sunak

Rishi Sunak appeared flustered at the GB News People’s Forum in the face of an intense grilling over harms caused by the Covid vaccine.

An audience member used his opportunity to speak to the Prime Minister to angrily raise qualms held about the jab, demanding Sunak “look him in the eye”.

“My name is John Watt and I’m one of the Covid vaccine injured in this country”, said the audience member.

“I want you to look into my eyes. I want you to look at the pain, the trauma and the regret I have in my eyes.

Stephen Dixon and Rishi Sunak

Stephen Dixon was forced to step in to calm the situation


“We have been left with no help at all. I know people who have lost legs, I know people with heart conditions like myself, Rishi Sunak.

“Why have I had to set up a support group in Scotland to look after the people that have been affected by the Covid-19 vaccine?

“Why are the people who are in charge, who told us all to do the right things, have left us all to rot and left and me and the 10s of thousands in this country to rot?”

He went on to lash out at the scheme in place for financial support for those affected by the vaccine, branding it “not fit for purpose”.

A furious audience member lashes out at Sunak


Sunak responded by expressing his sorrow and sympathy for Watt’s personal circumstances, only for the furious Briton to interject.

“We are silent”, he angrily snapped.

The safety of vaccines has undergone extensive reviews in both adults and children by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulator Agency (MHRA).

The body continues to monitor the safety of vaccines and reports of serious side effects are very rare.

GB News host Stephen Dixon was forced to calm the matter, saying he raised some “very valid points”, but urged him to allow the PM to give a response.

“There is a vaccine compensation scheme that’s in place”, he said.

“Obviously, everyone individually will work through their cases. It’s difficult for me to comment on anyone’s individual case.

“I’m sure you’ll appreciate that. I’m very happy to go and look at the cases and I’m sure you’ll get them to the team here.”

Sunak went on to speak on the audience member’s claims of being “silenced”, saying he was “saddened” by the assertion and “shocked” to hear that’s the case.

The studio audience for the GB News event was made up of a cross-section of UK voters.

The audience recruitment was carried out by Survation who worked to provide a representative array of voices for the event.

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