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Andrew Bridgen sues Matt Hancock for £100k over Covid vaccine spat | Politics | News

Andrew Bridgen MP is suing Matt Hancock for £100,000 in a row over the Covid vaccine. The former health secretary had accused Mr Bridgen of spouting “anti-Semitic, anti-vax conspiracy theories” after he compared the effects of Covid vaccines to the Holocaust.

 

Mr Bridgen lost the Conservative whip over comments he made about the vaccine earlier this month. The MP for North West Leicestershire wants Mr Hancock to pay damages to a legal fund for people seeking “collective redress for vaccine harms”.

The row centres on a Twitter message published by Mr Bridgen earlier this month in which he compared the effects of COVID-19 vaccines to the Holocaust.

He wrote: “As one consultant cardiologist said to me, this is the biggest crime against humanity since the Holocaust”.

Mr Hancock condemned the remarks in a Twitter message on the same day in which he wrote: “[T]he disgusting and dangerous anti-Semitic, anti-vax, anti-scientific conspiracy theories spouted by a sitting MP this morning are unacceptable and have absolutely no place in our society”.



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