A British Conservative MP was suspended from his parliamentary seat for comparing the COVID-19 vaccine to the Holocaust.
Andrew Bridgen, who has been representing a constituency in the central English county of Leicestershire in the London parliament since 2010, began spreading conspiracy theories that the coronavirus vaccines were causing many deaths and that the government was hiding these deaths, reported the MTI.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bridgen has repeatedly criticised the restrictions and closures imposed by the Conservative government to contain the coronavirus outbreak, but initially praised the UK vaccination campaign, which began in late 2020, and has consistently reported receiving the due vaccination doses in Twitter posts. However, a few weeks ago, he began to make scandalous tweets on Twitter about the vaccine.
His misleading tweets suggested that there were more of the rare cases when the vaccine caused death. One of his most recent posts included a quote that the coronavirus vaccination campaign is the worst crime against humanity since the Holocaust. Bridgen said he was told this by a hospital cardiologist-in-chief.
In the House of Commons on Wednesday, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called the MP’s statement totally unacceptable. Simon Hart, the Chief Whip, announced that he had launched an inquiry into the matter and suspended Mr Bridgen’s membership of the Conservative party in the House of Commons. This means that for the time being, Andrew Bridgen can only participate in Parliament as an independent MP.