By Victoria Mckeown-
Sir Desmond Swayne has had his Covid vaccination today, a month after he was revealed to have told anti vaccination protesters that Covid deaths had been manipulated, and to ‘persist’ with their campaign against lockdown restrictions.
The 64-year-old Tory MP who is also a critic of the lockdown, posted a picture on Twitter of himself getting the jab from a nurse.
He wrote this morning: ‘I’ve just had my jab: make sure you can get yours, so that we can all get back to normal life.
The Conservative Party have not suspended the lockdown critic over his comments, despite threats to do so.
Sir Desmond made the comments to Save Our Rights UK, which argues vaccines are ‘being rushed through safety testing’.
Sir Desmond has pledged his support for the vaccination programme and pointed out he is on record in the House of Commons criticising the way in which the Government has presented data on Covid-19 deaths
However, the outspoken MP has dodged specific questions from The Eye Of Media.Com to specifically explain why he came to the conclusion that Covid deaths were manipulated.
Cabinet Office Michael Gove told him to retract his remarks and apologise, condemning his Conservative colleague as ‘completely out of order’.
However, Swayne said in January: ‘I have always had a great deal of respect for Michael but I’m not sure precisely what I’m being asked to apologise for.
‘I had no idea, indeed I am not aware, of any baggage they hold on anti-vaxx, it’s never been discussed, never been raised.’
He said he was telling the campaigners to ‘persist’ in the campaign against restrictions, but they should stick to the rules.
Last weekend the Daily Mail published a front page story revealing a number of bereaved families whose relatives had Covid-19 stated on the death certificates when family members were convinced they had died of a underlying cause. In what case, a diagnosis of Covid-19 was actually changed to heart disease, after a fuss was kicked by the family.
The statistics reporting Covid-19 deaths has been said to be a national scandal in the UK, with firm calls for a national inquiry.
Last week Mr Gove was followed up on the question of when Mr Swayne will be discipline for his ‘out of line’ comment, or to assure the British public that Covid-19 deaths were not manipulated.
Mr.Gove office has still not responded to our request