It is becoming clear that, even if the Government claims to have no plans to make a COVID-19 vaccine mandatory, there are many companies who are considering making proof of vaccination a condition of either accessing their services or working for them. If the Government were to turn a blind eye to such policies and allow them to proliferate, it would result in the vaccine being mandatory by default, as many people would be unable to work or go about their daily life without being able to demonstrate they had had the vaccine.
You only need to look at the wording of the new COVID-19 immunisation record showcased on 7th December 2020 to see where this could lead. Why are you urged to “keep this record card in your purse or wallet”, unless it is because you may need to show it at a moment’s notice?
We are therefore launching a campaign to lobby the Prime Minister and all MPs to pass a Medical Freedom Bill that will actively protect the freedoms of every individual in this country and ensures that no individual can be discriminated against based on their vaccine status.
Actions You Can Take
Write to Your MP
It’s a New Year and we need to make sure our voices continue to be heard and that those who represent us do just that. Use the form below to write to your MP about the need for a Medical Freedom Bill.
After you’ve written to your MP, don’t forget to sign our open letter to Boris Johnson. To do that, just click on the tab below.
Medical Freedom Bill - An Open Letter to Rt Hon Boris Johnson PM
Dear Prime Minister,
Today we call upon you to pass a Medical Freedom Bill which actively protects the freedoms of every individual in this country and ensures that no individual can be discriminated against based on their vaccine status.
While we welcomed your previous statement which rejected the idea of making vaccinations compulsory, we believe it fails to effectively safeguard the individual’s right to bodily autonomy, a right stipulated in Article 6 of UNESCO’s Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights (2005):
“Any preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medical intervention is only to be carried out with the prior, free and informed consent of the person concerned, based on adequate information. The consent should, where appropriate, be express and may be withdrawn by the person concerned at any time and for any reason without disadvantage or prejudice.”
As the leader of this country you are duty bound to protect the rights and freedoms of the people of this nation. We call upon you to heed your own libertarian instincts and pull the country away from a sinister ‘new normal’ where people must prove their medical status in order to access services.
Clearly, there are differing views from within your own Government about the idea of a vaccine passport. But it’s now time for you, as Prime Minister, to take the decisive step of ensuring that no business or organisation can discriminate against anyone based on their vaccine status.
The right to bodily autonomy has long been an essential component of any meaningfully free and democratic state. But it’s now under threat, as evidenced by the growing number of companies which are expressing an intent to override this inalienable right. We are in serious danger of entering a new public health surveillance economy where access to services will be dependant on medical status.
This approach is not only wrong, but entirely counter-productive. It’s likely to only further fuel suspicion of the Government’s motives. It might be wise to heed your colleague, Rt. Hon. Sir Desmond Swayne, Conservative MP for New Forest West’s warning:
“The last thing you should contemplate is coercion of any kind. Nothing could be more calculated to play into the hands of the conspiracy theorists. It would end horribly with public disorder on a scale with which we have hitherto been relatively unfamiliar.”
We once again call upon you to take the required action and pass a Medical Freedom Bill to ensure no individual is discriminated against as a result of their personal medical choices.
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