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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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Did Top Docs Just Warn UK Parliament About Deadly Vaccines?!

Did top doctors just warn the UK Parliament about the deadly COVID-19 vaccines, asking for them to be removed from market?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Top Docs Just Warned UK Parliament About Deadly Vaccines!

People are sharing an article by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), claiming / suggesting that it shows top doctors warning the UK Parliament about the deadly COVID-19 vaccines, and asking for them to be removed from market!

Here is an excerpt from the article (archive), which is really long. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Top Doctors Plead For Deadly Covid Jabs To Be Removed From Market In Address To UK Parliament

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Truth : Most Of UK Parliament Declined To Join Their Event!

This appears to be yet another MISLEADING article by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : It Was Not UK Parliament Event

Let me start by pointing out that the session COVID-19 vaccines was a small, private event hosted by British MP Andrew Bridgen in a rented room of the Portcullis House.

To raise funds, the U.K. Parliament has allowed companies and individuals to rent certain rooms for private events since January 2014. The session on COVID-19 vaccines was held in the Wilson Room, in Portcullis House, which is part of the Parliamentary estate, but not part of the Houses of Parliament.

On top of that, the meeting / event/ address / debate was short – lasting just 2 hours, from 5 PM to 7 PM.

To be clear – it was not an official UK Parliament event. It was just a private event held in a small, rented room in Portcullis House. On top of that, they were not even allowed to livestream or record the event!

In short – the speakers at that event were only “testifying” to the few attendees in the room, not to the U.K. Parliament… unless it was by telepathy?

Fact #2 : It Was A Small Private Event

Even though the private COVID-19 vaccines event was hosted by UK MP Andrew Bridgen, it appeared that he had trouble getting his fellow MPs to attend. In fact, Andrew Bridgen had to ask the public to write to their MPs to ask (beg?) them to attend that meeting!

The choice of The Wilson Room also suggests that Andrew Bridgen did not expect many to attend. The Wilson Room appears to be a small meeting room, with a maximum capacity of 12-16 delegates, with sitting room for another 30 or so people.

Although Steve Kirsch claimed that some 12-16 MPs, other people said that the MPs only popped in for a few minutes. For example, MP Desmond Swayne left “disapprovingly” after the first 5 minutes, and just two minutes into David Martin’s presentation.

For context, the United Kingdom has 650 Members of Parliament in the House of Commons, and 784 members in the House of Lords.

This appears to be a much smaller, UK version of the International COVID Summit III, which claimed to be an official EU Parliament event (it was not).

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Fact #3 : Most UK MPs Did Not Attend

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, for one, not only declined to attend, he pointed out (archive) that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.

Firstly, whilst I am unable to attend the debate, the arrival of safe, effective and medically approved vaccines brought about a dramatic shift in our fight against Covid-19, not only in the UK but across the globe. I am incredibly proud of the strong role the UK played internationally in producing a viable vaccine, and also the incredible speed at which the NHS rolled it out domestically.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) followed rigorous procedures to ensure the vaccines met the necessary high standards in safety and efficacy.

The MHRA is one of the most respected regulators in the world and the World Health Organisation not only backed its approach, but also commended its work.

As I have alluded to previously, any Covid-19 vaccine that is approved must go through rigorous clinical trials and safety checks. Millions of people have been given a Covid-19 vaccine and reports of serious side effects, such as allergic reactions, have been very rare.

Data has shown that the vast majority of reported side effects are mild and in line with most types of vaccine, including the seasonal flu vaccine. The MHRA continues to monitor potential side effects of all vaccines in the UK. Routine safety monitoring and analysis of the approved Covid-19 vaccines by the MHRA shows that the safety of these vaccines remains as high as expected from the clinical trial data that supported the approvals.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.

Cat Smith, the Member of Parliament for Lancaster and Fleetwood, also declined to attend, noting that the overwhelming evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe, and MPs would be legitimising the debate by participating:

Thank you for your emails regarding excess deaths and next week’s debate in Parliament.

The overwhelming evidence demonstrates that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for the overwhelming majority so no I will not be legitimising this debate by participating in it.

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Fact #4 : COVID-19 Vaccines Proven Safe + Effective

Regardless of what the 7 “experts or top doctors” may have said during that short 2-hour private meeting in The Wilson Room of the Portcullis House, they cannot refute the overwhelming evidence that COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be safe and effective for the vast majority of people who took them.

Tens of billions of doses have already been administered over the past 3 years, and verified cases of serious side effects and deaths have been few and far in between. In fact, the risk of developing myocarditis after a COVID-19 infection, for example, was shown to be hundreds of times higher than with multiple doses of the vaccines.

Fact #5 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Publishing Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should NEVER share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Did David Martin Testify To UK Parliament On COVID-19?!

Did Dr. David Martin just testify to the UK Parliament at the House of Commons on the true origins of the COVID-19 pandemic?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : David Martin Testified To UK Parliament On COVID-19!

People are sharing videos which they claim or suggest shows Dr. David Martin testifying to the UK Parliament at the House of Commons on the true origin of the COVID-19 pandemic!

Keith Coley : Dr. David Martin gives expert testimony on the Pandemic and its consequences to the House of Commons. @DrDMartinWorld #Plandemic #Warpspeed #COVID19

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Truth : David Martin Did Not Testify To UK Parliament On COVID-19!

This appears to be yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on WhatsApp and social media platforms like TikTok and Twitter, and here are the reasons why!

Fact #1 : It Was A Short Private Meeting

Let me start by pointing out that the video does not show Dr. David Martin giving testimony to the U.K. Parliament at the House of Commons. He was speaking at a private meeting in Portcullis House.

To raise funds, the U.K. Parliament has allowed companies and individuals to rent rooms for private events since January 2014. This COVID-19 meeting was conducted in the Wilson Room, and it was short – lasting just 2 hours.

To be clear – that was not an official U.K. Parliament event, and was merely a private event held in a rented room in Portcullis House. The speakers at that event were only “testifying” to the few attendees in the room, not to the U.K. Parliament.

Recommended : Why International COVID Summit III Criticised Vaccine!

Fact #2 : Most UK MPs Did Not Attend

The private meeting was hosted by UK MP Andrew Bridgen, but it was not an official U.K. Parliament event or meeting. In fact, Andrew Bridgen asked the public to write to their MPs to ask (beg?) them to attend that meeting.

Andrew Bridgen : Tomorrow, I’m hosting a historic meeting in Parliament at which doctors and analysts will give expert testimony on the pandemic and its consequences.

All MPs & Lords have been formally invited. Ask your MP to attend using the template below

The choice of Wilson Room though suggests that he did not expect many to attend. After all, the Wilson Room appears to be a small meeting room, with a maximum capacity of 12-16 delegates, with sitting room for another 30 or so people. Obviously, the vast majority of UK Members of Parliament did not attend.

This appears to be a much smaller, UK version of the International COVID Summit III, which claimed to be an official EU Parliament event (it was not).

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Fact #3 : Public Video Streaming Was Not Allowed

Dr. David Martin claimed that “[UK] Parliament turned off the livestream but several [people] recorded it. However, it appears that there was no livestream of the meeting, because the Wilson Room does not permit public footage, except in certain circumstances:

Photography/Filming for private functions: (Committee sessions have different arrangements)

If the chairperson and the other Members present are content, photography is permitted at any meeting in a committee room.

Filming is also OK as long as the members and chairperson are content, the material is for internal use only, the film crew brings in its own hand-held equipment and a permit has been issued by the Events Team. In the case of informal meetings of committees of the House, footage may be made publicly available at the chairman’s discretion. For all other meetings, footage may not be made publicly available.

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