UK Compulsory Vaccination Imminent
Contrary to assurances given by the UK Government to leading politicians, fears earlier this year that the Government were moving to make the vaccination schedule compulsory for British citizens [including children] without reference to Parliament, and without public debate seem to be being borne out.
The new law introduced by the backdoor
obliges the Secretary of State for Health to
implement any recommendations of the Joint
Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (HERE
). The newly published draft minutes for the
JCVI in February (HERE
) disclose that the new status granted it by
Health Minister Dawn Primarolo by executive
order in January seem designed to tie up
with unmentioned provisions in the new
National Health Service Constitution.
According to the JCVI minutes the new NHS constitution states:
‘You have the right to receive the vaccinations that the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisation recommend that you should receive under an NHS provided national immunisation programme.’
‘You should participate in important public health programmes such as vaccination.’
The minutes state:
‘The JCVI was pleased the recommendations of the committee would have the force of law behind it. The committee asked for clarification on the constitution including what exactly ‘right’ meant with respect to the right of a child to receive a vaccine when their parents were opposed to vaccination and how the constitution affected the recommendations of the JCVI with respect to legal challenge.’
In other words, if a parent does not want
a child vaccinated but the JCVI have
recommended all children be vaccinated, the
JCVI are asking can their recommendation be
challenged by the parent. It would seem once
they have their answer, they will decide
whether or not to make their
recommendation. This appears one step from
compulsory vaccination for children
regardless of parental views or concerns.
If the JCVI decide to make their recommendation, and a legal case ensues this might mean a Guardian is appointed by the State to represent the interests of the child and through the Guardian sue its own parents to insist on the “right” to be vaccinated as mandated by the JCVI. The parents would in effect be forced to defend the case against their own child brought through the Guardian to oppose their own child being vaccinated. Once the first case was decided, the matter would be settled in practical terms for all parents.
Thus, the UK appears to be on the verge
of ‘1984′ style legislation and guidelines
in which freedoms are taken away from
citizens framed in terms of rights granted.
And this has happened without political or
public debate, scrutiny or democratic vote.
Irrespective of the any benefits of a
vaccine programme the constitutional
implications of this change are concerning.
The JCVI is by law now a law unto itself and
flexing its muscles despite a history of
disregard for safety issues over the past 20
years and more.
It is unclear what ultimate responsibility the JCVI bears for its actions, or if any sanctions apply to it. The criterion for recommendations by the JCVI is purely on “cost-effectiveness” not safety - a re-statement of the committee’s defective historical remit. JCVI members have financial and professional associations with vaccine manufacturers.
No action has been taken to curb this.
Any ordinary concept of legality appears subverted, and power ceded to industry insiders.
This has taken place without democratic reference: compulsory vaccination is not part of any party’s policy and it has never been debated in Parliament.
If this is going to happen at all there should be extensive consultations, safeguards, debate and a vote. Everyone concerned about this matter should urgently contact their MP, whose address can be found (HERE).
John Stone, based in London, is a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism.