No UK Compulsory MMR [Government U-Turns Amid Drug Industry Links]

Child Health Safety

June 24, 2009

After overwhelming public pressure and at risk of losing more voters the socialist British Government Health Minister Edwina Hart has been forced to announce there will be no compulsory MMR in Wales – a proposal described last year by British Medical Association Chairman Dr Hamish Meldrumas “stalinist“: UK No compulsory MMR, minister says BBC News Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Whilst this news means compulsion for the rest of the UK is out for the moment and public pressure has succeeded this time, questions need to be asked of British politicians.

ChildHealthSafety’s investigations here reveal concerning links between the drug industry,  GlaxoSmithKline in particular and those pushing for compulsory vaccination. And what is revealed here is a “tip of an iceberg“.

How it is those with close and substantial ties to the drug industry are given positions of influence in government over policy which favours the commercial interests of the drug industry. Everyone concerned about this matter should urgently contact their MP, whose address can be found here

The issue of compulsion strikes at the very heart of social democracy; the connections and affiliations of those who claim necessity need scrutiny. Compulsion of any medical product contravenes human rights; it fails to acknowledge humanity’s right to lawful informed consent; it fails to acknowledge the right to decide for oneself one’s own fate in the face of potential death or debility. It resides within the spirit of the abuse of an individual and is more fittingly prescribed by a fascist regime; it has no place in a civilised democracy.

Hart’s decision was claimed to be based on compulsion causing distrust of nurses and doctors.  However, after unprecedented press coverage readers comments on UK national news blogs were overwhelming against with some saying they would not vote for the current government [with national elections to be held within the next 12 months]: Should the MMR jab be compulsory? BBC News Have Your Say June 2009.

The Minister made no mention of the UK Government’s failure to persuade voters MMR is safe.  It is not.  MMR has insufficient scientific evidence, let alone proof, of effectiveness or safety according to the most comprehensive Cochrane Collaboration systematic review ever undertaken. In addition mumps and rubella vaccinations are unnecessary for children according to sources already cited on CHS including JCVI, MoD, BMA and RPSGB.

British Medical Association Chairman Dr Hamish Meldrum described the proposals as “Stalinist” and said forcing parents to have their children inoculated was “morally and ethically dubious“: No jabs, no school says Labour MP BBC News 11 May 2008

In May 2008 Labour MP for Wakefield Mary Creagh, head of Labour’s Manifesto Group on Public Health, and Sir Sandy Macara, ex-Chairman of the British Medical Association, the UK doctor’s trades union, wrote in the magazine of the UK socialist Government’s Fabian Society, the Fabian Review, that the United Kingdom should use the same sanctions as the United States to make vaccines compulsory, that schools should be required to verify that all children enrolled have been vaccinated, and that children should not be allowed to receive health benefits unless they are vaccinated.

The Chair of the BMA, the Government, and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics line was clearly ignored by health minister for Wales Edwina Hart who announced that “she had been considering MMR as an entry requirement for school” since Wales was experiencing 302 cases of measles; “the rising number of measles cases necessitated a fresh look at compulsory MMR vaccination and this has been undertaken” she said, then concluded that “compulsion would adversely affect the trust that most parents have in local health professionals” …. and she would “concentrate on providing reassurance based on sound advice to parents”: UK No compulsory MMR, minister says BBC News Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Not to be outdone “after a debate in Cardiff Bay, Sir Sandy Macara a former Chairman of the BMA, backed a compulsory MMR vaccine saying he believed children should not be able to go to school unless they have first been vaccinated”; and in turn not to be outdone by Macarca the Strategic Health Authority for London, NHS London, “has asked the Department of Health if it could introduce compulsory vaccinations and the right to insist on an immunisation certificate”.

But who is behind NHS London?

The coincidental significance of MMR vaccine manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline [GSK] having the potential to influence compulsion is not lost when one considers that ex GSK CEO Professor Sir Richard Sykes is Chair of NHS London since 1st December 2008.

GSK is the main British corporation standing to make substantial gains from compulsion of MMR vaccine.

Sykes was employed by GSK for 30 years and became Chairman and Chief Executive before in 2002 taking over as Rector of Imperial College Oxford until June 2008. He became Chair of NHS London on 1st December 2008.



Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.