British MP Andrew Bridgen has been expelled from the Conservative party after he “crossed a line” in his criticism of the corona vaccines with a comparison to the Holocaust. Group leader Simon Hart announced this.
Bridgen has criticised the vaccination program for some time and tweeted an article about the vaccines again on Wednesday morning. “As a cardiologist said recently, this is the greatest crime in contradiction of humanity since the Holocaust,” he added.
For Hart, the measure was full. “Andrew Bridgen has crossed a line,” said the party leader. “We should be proud of what has been achieved with the vaccination program. The vaccine is the best defence counter to Covid we have,” it said.
Fellow party member Michael Fabricant was happy with the decision. According to him, Bridgen “has blood on his hands” if his statements deter people from getting vaccinated. Karen Pollock, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, described Bridgen’s statements as “deeply irresponsible and totally inappropriate”.
Bridgen was not welcome in parliament this week. At the beginning of this week, the members of parliament decided to suspend the member of parliament for five days because he had broken lobbying rules.