Is UK Giving Up Its Powers + Sovereignty To WHO?!

Is the UK about to give away its powers and sovereignty to the WHO by signing the Pandemic Treaty?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!


Claim : UK Is Giving Up Its Powers + Sovereignty To WHO!

People are sharing a video posted by British MP Andrew Bridgen, in which he claimed or suggested that the UK is about to give away powers and sovereignty to the WHO through the Pandemic Treaty.

Andrew Bridgen MP : This morning, I asked @PennyMordaunt if we could have a statement on why this House is so content with giving away powers and sovereignty to the unelected, undemocratic, diplomatically immune World Health Organization.

And why did the Petitions Committee reject Petition 648609 which called for the UK to leave the WHO?

Previously, similar claims were made by other people and websites regarding countries giving up their powers and sovereignty if they sign the WHO Pandemic Treaty, which I covered in these articles:

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Truth : UK Is Not Giving Up Its Powers + Sovereignty To WHO!

Let’s take a look at the claim, and find out what the facts really are!

Fact #1 : Penny Mordaunt Called It Invented Drama

In the video, Penny Mordaunt – the current Leader of the House of Commons) called Andrew Bridgen’s question invented drama, because the Petitions Committee is responsible for such petitions, and not the House of Commons itself.

Well, I think there is enough to worry about, and focus on, and debate about, health-related issues, and all sorts of other issues, without inventing crises and drama where there is none.

Such petitions are sent to the relevant department responsible for the subject matter (source), with that department usually issuing a response (known as an “observation”) within two months. The Petitions Committee may then recommend further actions on the petition, or it may not.

In short – Penny Mordaunt pointed out that Andrew Bridgen knows that Public Petition 648609 would be decided by the Petitions Committee, and not the House of Commons itself.

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Fact #2 : Two Debates Were Already Held Earlier

The Petitions Committee declined to schedule a debate for Public Petition 648609 (End the UK’s membership of the World Health Organization), because the House had already discussed the same issue in two earlier debates:

The Petitions Committee has decided not to schedule a debate on this petition.

Fact #3 : UK Is Not Giving Up Powers Or Sovereignty To WHO

The UK government had already responded to this petition on 17 November 2023, pointing out that it will never cede sovereignty to the WHO through any partnerships.

The UK Government will not end our WHO membership. We are committed to working with the WHO to tackle the world’s health issues. We do not and will never cede sovereign powers through our partnership.

In its full response, the UK Department of Health and Social Care also pointed out that:

the UK has been and will continue to be clear that we would not agree any amendments to the IHR or sign up to an Accord that would cede sovereignty to the WHO in relation to making domestic decisions on national measures concerning public health, such as, domestic immunisation programme rollouts and other similar measures.

Any new or amended domestic legislation necessary to reflect new international obligations under the IHR or the Accord would be made through the applicable parliamentary process. In all circumstances, the sovereignty of the UK Parliament would remain unchanged.

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Fact #4 : WHO Pandemic Treaty Does Not Affect Sovereignty!

If you download and read the zero draft, you will realise that it clearly states in Pages 10 and 11 that countries like the UK will continue to have the right to “determine and manage” their own healthcare initiatives, including how to tackle future pandemics.

3. Sovereignty – States have, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the principles of international law, the sovereign right to determine and manage their approach to public health, notably pandemic prevention, preparedness, response and recovery of health systems, pursuant to their own policies and legislation, provided that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to their peoples and other countries. Sovereignty also covers the rights of States over their biological resources.

Unless Andrew Bridgen and those who signed up for Public Petition 648609 did not read the Zero Draft, it seems impossible that they would not be aware that the WHO Pandemic Treaty would not affect any country’s sovereignty!

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