Tory MP Sir Desmond Swayne has refused to apologise for telling vaccine sceptics to ‘persist’ with their campaign against coronavirus lockdown restrictions, arguing he was unaware of their position on jabs. Michael Gove, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, told Sir Desmond to retract his remarks and apologise, condemning his Conservative colleague as ‘completely out of order’. The Conservative Party has declined to suspend the lockdown-sceptic over his comments, or for a separate interview with anti-vaxxer Del Bigtree, and it is understood he will be asked to attend meetings with scientific advisers. Sir Desmond reportedly told the Save Our Rights UK group, which argues that vaccines are ‘being rushed through safety testing’ and has posted discussions online with conspiracy theorist David Icke, that some Covid-19 figures have been ‘manipulated’ and called on them to ‘persist’ in their campaign. Michael Gove has told Tory MP Sir Desmond Swayne to apologise after he allegedly claimed coronavirus statistics had been ‘manipulated’ Sir Desmond, the MP for New Forest West, today said he is ‘evangelical’ in his support for the vaccination programme and pointed out that he is on record in the House of Commons criticising the way in which the Government has presented data. ‘I… Read full this story
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