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Andrew Bridgen: MP kicked out of Tory social gathering after evaluating COVID vaccines to Holocaust

Andrew Bridgen has been kicked out of the Conservative Party after evaluating COVID vaccines to the Holocaust.

The outspoken MP will retain his seat as an MP within the House of Commons.

Mr Bridgen made the feedback earlier this yr, claiming a “consultant cardiologist” informed him COVID jabs had been “causing serious harms”, including that the vaccine programme was “the biggest crime against humanity since the Holocaust”.

He was suspended from the parliamentary social gathering in January.

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

Mr Bridgen says he plans to face once more as an MP.

He mentioned: “My expulsion from the Conservative Party below false pretences solely confirms the tradition of corruption, collusion and cover-ups which plagues our political system.

“I have been a vocal critic of the vaccine rollout and the party have been sure to make an example of me.

“I’m grateful for my newfound freedom and can proceed to combat for justice for all these harmed, injured and bereaved on account of governmental incompetence.

“I will continue to serve my constituents as I was elected to do and intend to stand again at the next election.”

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January: Andrew Bridgen ‘failed in his obligation’

Mr Bridgen represents the North West Leicestershire constituency, the place he had a 20,400 majority over second-place Labour in 2019.

But his place outdoors the Conservative Party makes it unlikely he’ll get wherever close to the identical help as earlier than.

Speaking simply after Mr Bridgen’s tweet, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak mentioned he “completely condemns those types of comments in the strongest possible terms”.

“Obviously, it is utterly unacceptable to make linkages and use language like that, and I’m determined that the scourge of antisemitism is eradicated,” Mr Sunak mentioned.

“It has absolutely no place in our society. And I know that the previous few years have been challenging for the Jewish community, and I never want them to experience anything like that ever again.”

Scientists and medical professionals have condemned Mr Bridgen’s remarks.

Sir Andrew Pollard, director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, mentioned the protection and efficacy of vaccines are “tested rigorously in clinical trials”, whereas the info is subjected to challenges by impartial consultants, “and undergoes painstakingly detailed regulatory review”.

About 20 million lives had been saved by the COVID vaccine in its first yr, Imperial College London analysis revealed in June final yr discovered.

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