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

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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 Meldrum as “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 Macara 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.

“NHS London is the Strategic Health Authority (SHA) for the whole of the Greater London area. That means we are responsible for making sure that all the NHS healthcare services provided in London are world-class.” (

Sykes is probably the most widely known figure associated with GSK. [Fellow of Imperial College London, Oxford University and of King’s College London, Fleming Fellow of Lincoln College Oxford and the University of Central Lancashire.]

Sykes is also an Honorary Fellow of the University of Wales, Cardiff where Sandy Macara recently argued for compulsion as well as in the UK’s Labour Party’s Fabian Review in May 2008.

Yorkshire Labour child health MP Mary Creagh’s calls for compulsion were coincident with Richard Sykes’ brother Hugh Sykes’ 3 year term as Chair of Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust coming to the end. Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust covers Creagh’s Parliamentary constituency.

The comprehensive Demicheli, Jefferson et al 2005 Systematic Review (Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005 Oct 19;(4): CD004407. “Vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella in children”) involving more than 5000 published studies stated:

..We could not identify studies assessing the effectiveness of MMR that fulfilled our inclusion criteria…. The design and reporting of safety outcomes in MMR vaccine studies, both pre- and post-marketing, are largely inadequate…”.

When the science does not support MMR, how can compulsion be anything other than a cynical marketing strategy promoted solely in the interests of profit-making corporations?

GSK faced one of its most powerful challenges to dominance of the UK MMR market when Dr Wakefield’s research was published in 1998. GSKs reputation described above suggests that Wakefield and his excellent team would inevitably suffer  and have suffered vigorous  attempts against them and their work: British Government & Establishment’s Efforts to Deny Compensation to MMR Vaccine Child Victims.


Sykes position at Imperial was taken by another ex GSK director Roy Anderson who previously left Oxford University after a unanimous vote of no confidence in him by the Department of Zoology.

GSK Board Director Sir Crispin Davis presided over The Lancet as CEO owners Reed Elsevier when The Royal Free London Hospital Team’s 1998 Lancet paper suggesting a possible link between MMR and autism and bowel disease was attacked by Lancet Editor Dr Richard Horton.

Davis’ brother Justice Nigel Davis presided over the appeal hearing and turned down legal aid for many vaccine-injured children.

Their other brother Ian Davis managed McKinsey – advisor to New labour on NHS  matters,  and the company whose senior personnel like John Birt were afforded numerous advisory appointments by Prime Minister Blair subordinating elected officials. Blair and then Health Secretary Reed made press statements supporting MMR despite the scientific and widespread public protestations against MMR.

Clearly GSK has valuable friends in essential places.

There is no excuse for the public health MP Creagh or public health professional Macara to be other than fully aware of any dangers posed to a population such as Britains’ young children from compulsory mass vaccination.

Before embarking on their simplistic arguments for compulsion they should have done essential research into published and widely available other sources of information on vaccinations. Despite the probable addition of three new vaccines untested in Britain Creagh and Macara promote compulsion of an

NHS programme which immunises toddlers against MMR, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, meningitis and pneumonia” to include “expanding that scheme by adding chicken pox, flu and winter vomiting virus to the list of jabs for under twos: No MMR jab, no school under new plans The Telegraph 10 May 2008 Laura Donnelly, Health Correspondent

In 1998 GSK, Government and academic scientists should have been aware that the MMR had little if any published peer reviewed scientific credibility. Parents and clinicians had been alleging serious damage from MMR for almost 10 years by then including that MMR caused autistic spectrum disorders [ASD], the frequency and rate of which skyrocketed since vaccination programmes were heavily expanded from 1988.

Wakefield found that the vaccine virus in the gut of sufferers coincident with a newly defined type of gut disorder and suggested that measles vaccination should be investigated as potential for causation. This was the first clinical evidence of a possible association between a new gut disease and MMR vaccine virus; a disease that in the small sample was also associated with regression into autism. GSK would know that such information might impact negatively on sales of a very lucrative product and possibly other products.

One of GSKs most lucrative but problematic products, the MMR vaccine, may become accepted to be one of the causes of ASD after ASD rates skyrocketed and US Courts have begun associating ASD conditions with MMR vaccination: AUTISM – US Court Decisions and Other Recent Developments – It’s Not Just MMR.

Compulsion of vaccinations, particularly MMR, despite there being no reasonable scientific evidence for efficacy or safety is an expressed aim. The strategy depends on how soon the significance of the recent developments in MMR litigation and research is understood; and is possibly why they wish to force a debate as quickly as possible; laws are quick to be passed but slow to revoke with our governments.

Reputations might be enveloped in litigation from the global attrition rate of neurological damage, death and debilities that may one day be accepted are caused by the vaccines they wish to mandate.

Hannah Poling’s US Federal Court case demonstrated ilinkage of mitochondrial dysfunction, autism and vaccination including MMR vaccine. Bailey Banks in June 2007 was found in Court to have an autistic spectrum disorder caused by MMR: AUTISM – US Court Decisions and Other Recent Developments – It’s Not Just MMR

Enquiries in the US found that vaccination damage cases involving children with ASDs are being represented in the courts without mention of autism as success depends on not mentioning autism. CBS news found that since 1988 the vaccine court has awarded money judgments, often in millions of dollars, to 1322 families whose children suffered brain damage to vaccines; in many of these cases the government paid out awards following a judicial finding that vaccine injury lead to the child’s autism spectrum disorder: MMR Causes Autism – Another Win In US Federal Court

Vaccines can never be declared free from the threat of disaster therefore compulsion should never be considered. “Questions over vaccine safety ” By Steve Connor, Science Editor  The Independent illustrates this perfectly:-

Health officials have been forced to withdraw 21,000 doses of the meningitis C vaccine from GP clinics around the UK after it emerged that some doses may have been contaminated with a blood-poisoning bacterium. More than 60,000 doses of the vaccine, which is offered to all four-month-old babies, could be contaminated with the hospital-acquired infection – the Staphylococcus aureus bacterium – and a third of these had already been sent to vaccination clinics before officials became aware of the problem. Officials within the Department of Health and the vaccine’s manufacturers are believed to have known of the problem since Tuesday but only issued an emergency recall last night after being contacted about the potential contamination by The Independent”

Questions over vaccine safety Steve Connor, Science Editor The Independent Thursday, 26 February 2009

The UK Measles/Rubella vaccination campaign in 1994/5 demonstrated the public accepted as true DoH stories of impending epidemics which never happened to clear damaged and end of life stocks before renewing them with an update product, then MMR II.

The 1999-2000 process, when children were made to ingest live oral polio virus vaccines alongside their BCG jabs at school without fully informed parental or child consent further demonstrated the ignorance and indifference towards British children of medical professionals who helped the industry clear “to be withdrawn” stocks of OPV suspected of contamination with NvCJD – no concern for the health or welfare of those children. was shown.

Now people are more aware compulsion may be the only tactic left for the pharmaceutical industry.

History tells that any compulsion in our so-called democratic free societies could result in mass public outcry, perhaps rebellion, and eventual retribution against those who conspired to defy public decency for so many years. So compulsion may be pressed, as privatization in the NHS through PFI processes, by the back door.

Politicians test the water, academics and media sponsored by the drugs giants whose supporters develop the theme after securing essential positions in political, academic, and scientific circles, at the heart of the British establishment.

Before drug companies came up with the triple MMR vaccine rubella vaccine was of no benefit to a child especially boys and especially compared to the risks.  Mumps vaccine was expressly not recommended for children.

So why are we giving them?  It is time all parents started asking the simple questions – like that one.

And who said so?

The British Medical Association, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and the UK’s Ministry of Defence:

“Since mumps and its complications are very rarely serious there is little indication for the routine use of mumps vaccine”:  British National Formulary (’BNF’) 1985 and 1986


The BNF is a joint publication of the BMA and RPSGB.

Freedom of Information documents show the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and Ministry of Defence agreed as early as 1974 that:-


there was no need to introduce routine vaccination against mumps” because “complications from the disease were rare” JCVI minutes 11 Dec 1974.

It is unethical to give a child unnecessary medical treatment and can be a criminal offence:  Appleton v Garrett (1995) 34 BMLR 23.

The Fabian Society has an interesting history.

“Leon Trotsky, an influential 20th century revolutionary socialist, wrote that Fabianism was an attempt to save capitalism from the working class. He wrote that “throughout the whole history of the British Labour movement there has been pressure by the bourgeoisie upon the proletariat through the agency of radicals, intellectuals, drawing-room and church socialists and Owenites who reject the class struggle and advocate the principle of social solidarity, preach collaboration with the bourgeoisie, bridle, enfeeble and politically debase the proletariat.”..”In an article published in The Guardian on 14 February 2008, following the apology offered by Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd to the “stolen generations”, Geoffrey Robertson criticises Fabian socialists for providing the intellectual justification for the eugenics policy that led to the stolen generations scandal.”  ( ).



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