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Far Right Out in Protest at Compulsory Vaccinations for NHS Staff.

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The infamous anti-vaxxer Piers Corbyn, brother of former Labour leader Jeremy, gathered with other protesters outside BBC Broadcasting House, London, to demonstrate against vaccine mandates

One of the fascists who joined the protests.

David Walsh writes,

Press reports (see the Daily Mail; https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10430205/NHS-staff-join-anti-vaxxers-London-Newcastle-Manchester-protests-against-Covid-jabs.html) say the rally was ‘in the hundreds’ Including the inevitable Piers C) and the numbers of NHS workers (or people claiming to be NHS Workers) were in the high dozens. More interestingly, NHS 100K, an anti-vaxx group saying the ‘represent these workers” claimed on its website (according to the Mail)” to ask its tens of thousands of followers to join the Workers of England Union”, which is run by leaders of the Far-Right English Democrats party.

The union claims it is not affiliated with any political party, but its leader is Stephen Morris, who is also national party secretary of the English Democrats. The union’s legal adviser is Robin Tilbrook, leader, founder and chairman of English Democrats.

Mr Tilbrook welcomed former BNP members into his party and has met the English Defence League and Britain First in the past. In December 2020 he appeared on an online video channel run by a neo-Nazi named Mark Collett, once leader of the BNP youth wing. Mr Collet is leader of the Hard-Right group Patriotic Alternative.

 The Mail on Sunday can reveal the group has disturbing links to anti-vaxxer conspiracy theorists and Far Right politicians. 

The NHS100k website urges supporters to join Rebels On Roundabouts, an anti-vaxxer group whose supporters stand on roundabouts holding yellow signs claiming vaccines are killing children. On its website, the group claims the vaccine rollout ‘is a sinister control and depopulation agenda’.

After it was contacted by this newspaper, NHS100k said it had removed any reference to Rebels On Roundabouts from its website..

Hundreds storm Arndale Centre in protest against Covid vaccine mandate for NHS staff.

Manchester Evening News.

Written by Andrew Coates

January 23, 2022 at 5:48 pm

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  1. This Workers Union of England is interesting. They claim to be affiliated to the TUC – but that, it turns out, is to an ‘English TUC’ run by the same Mr Morris. They are not affiliated to anyone but back ‘The Taxpayers Alliance’ and Toby Youngs ‘Free Speech Union’. Their representation is not through Full Time Officers but Richard Tilbrook’s solicitors. They are a small firm based in Ongar, Essex, and their website says they accept clients from Essex only – tough if you are in a dispute in – say Walsall- and the WEU refer you to a firm that can’t take you. Their address in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester is a bit odd too for a national Trade Union. Its two terraced houses bolted together and according to the sign outside, is the base for what looks to b a boring, snoring accountants practice; Messrs Wilds. No nameplate for the WEU and no mention of WEU or Mr Morris and Mr Tillbrook on Wild’s website.

    `David Walsh

    January 23, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    • Appears to be some kind of far right Strasserite thing. Remember the BNP set up a “trade union” grouping called “Solidarity” in the 2000s? There is a tradition of this sort of thing in the far right in Europe.

      IainF

      January 23, 2022 at 9:52 pm

      • I do.

        The fash obviously think they have wind in their sails now.

        Anybody associated with these protests should be expelled from their union.

        This fascist vermin have no place in the labour movement,

        Andrew Coates

        January 23, 2022 at 11:03 pm

  2. Andrew Coates

    January 23, 2022 at 7:59 pm

  3. The Left should be supporting compulsory vaccinations for all NHS staff. No Vaccine No Job. Do we really want people with such a disregard for Public Health working in a Healthcare setting? The Left needs to side with Management on this one. To those who disparage this, surely we would side with Management who would sack a racist worker? Surely we support the diversity training being rolled out by Management in Private industry across America? The pressure for this isn’t coming from below BTW. It’s from HR departments.
    Red Brown elements on the Left seem to be siding with the far right issue and while not strictly “Red Brown”, the UK SWP published a terrible article last week opposing Vaccine Mandates (they are currently in one of their infantile ultra left phases where it’s all Struggle and Demos…..give it a few years and they will be fighting elections again).

    IainF

    January 23, 2022 at 9:49 pm

  4. Rebels on roundabouts are on the Asda Roundabout up white House every Friday after 5 PM. Think I might go and take the piss out of them, https://rebelsonroundabouts.com/

    Kevin Algar

    January 24, 2022 at 1:18 pm

  5. Don’t suppose someone can give me a link to a website that demonstrates how many of NHS staff off with covid were vaccinated or not, especially in a facing patient role ?

    If per chance no such official data is recorded and publicly available, does not anyone think its the slightest bit odd the NHS and or government alike dont hit us with it like a brick so as to defend the view that NHS staff really need to be vaccinated. Surely this would put the debate to bed as so to speak regarding the efficacy of the move to mandate.

    Doug

    January 24, 2022 at 4:12 pm

  6. Socialist Worker has finally woken up and published an article today commenting on the right wing nature of the Anti Vaxx marches. From the article:
    “The demonstrations built on ­previous protests by the ­conspiracy-driven movement that has consistently mobilised large numbers of people.”

    This is something this blog, and others, have been warning about for over a year now.
    No acknowledgement in the article that the Left should physically counter demonstrate against these marches (it deliberately avoids doing this). After ignoring these marches and hoping they would go away (they didn’t) the SW has at last woken up.
    They have always said that fascism must be nipped in the bud before it grows. However in this occasion they didn’t take their own advice and these far right anti vax marches are firmly entrenched.

    IainF

    January 25, 2022 at 5:52 pm


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