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Andrew Bridgen sues Matt Hancock for £100,000 over Covid vaccine row

Telegraph, 26 Jan 2023
Andrew Bridgen is suing Matt Hancock for £100,000 over a Twitter message in which the former health secretary accused him of spouting “anti-Semitic, anti-vax, anti-scientific conspiracy theories” about the Covid-19 vaccine.

Mr Bridgen, who lost the Conservative whip over comments he made about the vaccine this month, wants Mr Hancock to pay damages to a legal fund for “people seeking collective redress for vaccine harms”.

The row centres around a Twitter message originally published by Mr Bridgen on Jan 11, comparing the effects of Covid vaccines to the Holocaust.

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