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The UK GMC Panel: A Sinister and Tawdry Hearing

Silenced witnesses Managing Editor's Note: Martin Walker will be reporting the panel's findings as soon as they are available.

By Martin J Walker

On or around January 29th 2010, the GMC Fitness to Practice Panel, sitting for the last two and a half years in the case of Dr Andrew Wakefield, Professor Simon Murch and Professor Walker Smith, will end the first part of the hearing by pronouncing its 'finding on fact'. This hearing, originally scheduled for three months, is undoubtedly one of the most sinister and tawdry quasi-judicial hearings in the history of British law or medical regulation.

 It is slightly surprising that the panel will have taken almost six months to reach their verdicts. I have sat through almost two and a half years of the hearing yet heard no facts that haven't been agreed by both defence and prosecution. Over and above these non-damaging issues, the whole two and a half years has consisted of evasion, obfuscation, delay, confusion, innuendo, obscurantism and plain untruth.

 After the findings on fact, the GMC will probably begin a second part of the hearing in April to decide how to 'dispose' of the three notable doctors. The complainant in this case, was, as most of you know, a journalist, who has never appeared as a witness and has remained a 'secret' accuser; his interests, funding and the reasons for his previous writing in support of the vaccine manufacturers has remained concealed. During the hearing, the parents of vaccine damaged children have been ignored; the government and medical establishment position now in Britain being one of complete vaccine damage denial.

 A guilty verdict, against any of the doctors, in relation to any of the many charges, will not just be a verdict against the three doctors on trial but against the parents whose children the GMC deny were ever ill with IBD, it will also be a verdict against those few journalists and members of the media with integrity who have continued to write about the children, the parents and the doctors with a semblance of truthfulness. Finally any guilty verdict will be a verdict against the children, who will never again be observed, treated or diagnosed for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. A guilty verdict will be the most massive blow to science because it will suggest that a body of lay and medical individuals can draw conclusions about correct scientific procedures on the basis, not of carefully replicated research published in a peer reviewed journal but upon the blustering gobbledygook of a prosecutor paid a large amount of money to argue ineptitude, unethical and dishonest procedures said to have taken place at least twelve years ago. 

On the up-side, a guilty verdict on any of the many charges will be a victory for Brian Deer and the Sunday Times who will then claim that the decisions of the GMC has vindicated press freedom and Deer's 'award winning' investigative writing. A guilty verdict will be a vindication for the dark forces of the industrial lobby groups such as Sense About Science and the Science Media Centre. A guilty verdict will be a victory for GlaxoSmithKline, it will have wiped away the spectre of vaccine adverse reaction in Britain and shown this company and others, to have a 100% vaccine safety record.  A guilty verdict will vindicate the life wasting 'abuse of process' indulged in by the GMC and will continue to shroud the venerable institutions hidden ties with Big Pharma.

In fact the GMC and the pharmaceutical companies are seemingly the main parties in this farrago that stands to win whatever the verdicts. If the doctors are found guilty then, the GMC will argue, this shows that the hundreds of charges were rightly brought by the GMC. If by some miracle all three doctors were to be found not guilty on all charges, the GMC could say that after a very difficult case the impartiality of the GMC prosecutorial process had been proved transparent. There would only be the ultimate three year time scale to explain away.

The pharmaceutical companies also seem to be in a win-win situation because regardless of a verdict of guilt or innocent they have undoubtedly smeared and destroyed the name of one of the most consistent, socially minded medical researchers of his generation and because of the unearthly duration of the trial have had considerable time to introduce other unsafe vaccinations. Oddly enough the whole Wakefield frame-up has run it's course right into the buffers of the Swine-Flu swindle, the last card played in the vaccine programme. Nothing could be more illustrative of the power now wielded by pharmaceutical companies and their criminal intent to make billions acting against the public health, than the swine flu vaccine con.

Unfortunately there is little sign that this collapsed strategy will percolate into the public or political consciousness and save the three doctors who have been tried for the two and a half years at the GMC. So effective has government and big pharma's propaganda been that even at this stage with the governopharma strategy over vaccines shown up for what it is, a great many people still believe that Dr Wakefield was a man on the make, intent on damaging the governments vaccine strategy for his own base reasons. As an investigative writer I am often faced with the question of what glues together social consensus and for the life of me, I can't in this case find the answer. If I had to guess, I would hazard that most people want a quiet life and wish to avoid difficult questions that might lead to arguments with their doctors and neighbours. 

In Wakefield's case, the public have clearly been lacking the information to make an informed decisions. Most people do not know for instance that a number of GMC prosecutions are organised by and arrive at the GMC via Medico-Legal Investigations, a company solely financed by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industries that sometimes uses journalists to report their cases. Nor do most people understand that in Dr Wakefield's case, the complainant was journalist Brian Deer, the only person in the world to lodge a formal complaint against Dr Wakefield. Deer is published by the Sunday Times, and what do the public know about the secret ties of researchers, journalists and newspapers with the vaccine industry or any other industry. In 2009, the owner of the Sunday Times, James Murdoch was given a place as a non-executive Director on the board of GlaxoSmithKline the MMR vaccine manufacturers.

As for judicial proceedings, your average Mary or Joe, sometimes failes to think beyond the fact that if it's the law or the regulation, then it must be right and if a person is brought before a court or a hearing then the probability is that they have done something wrong. They rarely think of the fact that in this case, the GMC brought the prosecution, hired and paid the prosecuting counsel, the jury and the jury chairman (a one time holder of shares in GlaxoSmithKline) and the legal advisor to the panel, that they administered the trial and held it on their own premises. The GMC - a little state within a state, but with far greater vested interests than any but the odd remaining Stalinist enclaves.

Charges were first muted in 2004, the year that the claim of over 1,000 parents against three vaccine manufacturers, that had been proceeding over ten years, was suddenly denied legal aid. The Appeal against the withdrawal of legal aid was heard by a judge whose brother was a non-executive director of GlaxoSmithKline and the managing director of Elsevier, publishers of the Lancet. Dr Horton the editor of the Lancet gave heavily disputed evidence at the hearing and was allowed not to appear a second time to answer serious questions about this evidence. Dr Wakefield was to have been an expert witness for the parents at trial, the GMC hearing has meant that he will no longer be countenanced as an expert witness in Britain and will find it impossible to get funding for further research.

Both the government and the pharmaceutical companies in Britain deny any possibility of vaccine damage. In order to carry through the prosecution the GMC argued that the children Dr Wakefield, Professor Murch and Professor Walker Smith saw at the Royal Free Hospital, were not ill or suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease. This massive campaign to distort the truth has left thousands of parents bereft of medical and other help for an array of illnesses brought on by the MMR vaccination.

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I began attending the General Medical Council Fitness to Practice hearing in 2007. By then I had been looking at the case of Dr Wakefield and the predicament of the parents of vaccine damaged children for three years. During the first months of the hearing it was clear that the voice of the very particular group of parents whose children had been adversely affected in different ways by the MMR and MR vaccination was not going to be heard. In fact the GMC prosecutors rather than arguing the case in defence of injured parents, frequently used the parents against the doctors, claiming that wilful, and they implied, neurotic mothers, had pushed their children who were not ill, into the care of Dr Wakefield and others in a vain search for their own answer to their children's autism or to gain compensation.

 Of course the truth was plain to see outside the hearing where parents demonstrated on ehalf of the doctors at the start of each new session. The media, with a few notable exceptions, however, like both the prosecution and defence counsel failed to report the voice of these parents.

It was a few months into the hearing in 2007, that I decided it would be a good idea to produce a series of books written by parents about the predicament of having children who had Inflammatory Bowel Disease and regressive autism brought about by vaccination. This was clearly a most appropriate way of using lay people's writing - something I had long been interested in - to give voice to those who had been denied it.

I was not the only person to realise the importance of making public the parents' voice. At the same time as I began publishing the first 'parents' voice' book, later to be called Silenced Witnesses, the television film maker Alan Golding began making a series of short films which presented the voices of parents. These films culminated early in 2009 in Golding's brilliant, Selective Hearing: Brian Deer and the GMC. In this film, a select group of parents told the camera exactly what happened to their children after vaccination and how this conflicted with both Brian Deer's story and the GMC's view that their children were never ill.

The kind of publishing that I embarked upon is not without its problems. Perhaps the first and most obvious one is that the majority of the parents did not believe that they could write and the thought of producing a 12,000-word chapter initially overawed many of them.

The first Silenced Witnesses book took about eight months to produce and while all the writers seemed to learn quickly and easily how to tell their stories, there is no doubt in my mind that I was the main beneficiary of the exercise. I didn't learn so much from the editing process that I was anyway familiar with, but I learnt enormously from having to talk through writing difficulties with committed first-time writers.

In Silenced Witnesses Volume II: The Parents' Story, another eight parents tell the story of their children's regression into autism after suffering IBD that occurred after vaccination. Only the doctors on trial and a few independently minded journalists, have told the parent's stories intermittently over the last 5 years. Silenced Witnesses volumes one and two published in 2008 and 2009, have tried to rectify this. It is these stories and these lives that must be borne in mind as the GMC gets ready to pronounce its 'finding on facts'.

The first and most important thing that I learnt was that whatever my view was as a 'professional', the parents of vaccine damaged children had a very clear idea of what they wanted to say; they just needed help in saying it. This meant, however, that most contributors were quite dogmatic about what they wanted to include in their chapters and, of course, it wasn't style or aesthetics that were important, but the raw edge of their experience in having to deal with their vaccine damaged children in a world that denied their existence.

Following the 'findings on fact', parents of vaccine damaged autistic children, whose children have given their sensibilities and even their lives for the country's unsafe vaccine programme, will have an even greater struggle to convince the world that they need compassionate help and funding to care for their children.

Volume II of Silenced Witnesses, out on the 23rd. January 2010, took over a year to produce and the final product is an attractive book of 300 pages accompanied by a free copy of Alan Golding's DVD. In this book and the first one, the parents have been freely able to recount their stories. Inevitably, my own one great regret is that without the power of mainstream book publishers and the marketing drive of retailers and the 'industry', the book will not have the impact that it should have and ensure the parents voice is heard over that of the vaccine producers, the paediatric establishment and the GMC.

 he parents need all the help they can get, at this time, in publicising their circumstances and those of their children. One of the ways in which you can show support for the parents is by supporting these two volumes, trying to find buyers and helping to fund the printing and publication, as yet not completely accounted for. This book has to reach people. Buy these books, and help us make them a success. Read and then raise the parents' voices that have so far been stifled. If there is anyway that you can help with the distribution or re-printing of the books, make a donation or buy the books in bulk, don't hesitate to contact me through

Martin J Walker is an investigative writer who has written four books about aspects of the medical industrial complex. He started focusing on conflict of interest, intervention by pharmaceutical companies in government and patient groups in 1993. Over the last three years he has been a campaign writer for the parents of MMR vaccine damaged children covering every day of the now two year hearing of the General Medical Council that is trying Dr Wakefield and two other doctors. His GMC accounts can be found at, and his own website is, .



so who sold all that vaccine containing seeds of future epidemics?
Anyone know who sold to the world the thing?
What company, what state, what what?

John Stone

Sad to say Rowling is an admirer of Gordon Brown and author of this rather juvenile portrait of him:,28804,1894410_1893847_1894201,00.html

I don't doubt Rowling's sincerity but this does not like a mystery she ever successfully unpeeled.

Julia C.

This whole sordid affair is very Harry Potter 5. I wonder if JK Rowling got her inspiration for that book from the Andrew Wakefield saga.


I'll probably be deleted, but go to link below...Gematria is a system (code) for calculating the numerical values of words, and phrases.

Scroll to bottom and in the box marked # 2, type in the word vaccination

See the answer? Very interesting isn't it?

This is not a joke on my part. I do believe what the Bible says. I take it very seriously. They can call me anti-vaccine all they want! I'm proud of it. I don't care what names they hurl. My son went through 4 years of behavior issues, ear infections, antibiotics and I was persecuted by my own family because I didn't "hit" him when he had an episode. Low and behold when the vaccinations stopped at 4 things started to get better for him. But not without lasting damage of APD, wheat and other allergies and an overweight child that became that way almost over night after the last MMR. Hmmm? I'm done with the vaccinations! It's too late for my 9 and 5 year old, but my 1 year old had one round and she had a reaction and high fever. No more!

Autism Grandma

What a great article, I am sending this out to everyone because it condenses a long and complicated persecution (oops I mean prosecution) into a logical conclusion of massive corruption....a modern day reincarnation of the Salem Witch Trials and the Inquisition.

I watched one of my favorite movies again last night, "Evelyn" a true story about an impoverished father who kept fighting to get his children out of the Catholic orphanages in Ireland. He was backed by lawyers who took his case in behalf of so many thousands of children and it finally overturned very unfair laws that deprived so many parents of custody of their children. In one scene this father asks a famous lawyer why the possibility of winning this case was so small and he replied: "The Irish government and the Catholic church are in cahoots....and the legal system and justice are two different things." (Sometimes justice does prevail eventually)....

Re: "Nothing could be more illustrative of the power now wielded by pharmaceutical companies and their criminal intent to make billions acting against the public health, than the swine flu vaccine con."

There are some big time authorities who are finally confronting this massive vaccine scam, which we all know is just the latest tip of the iceberg of the ongoing vaccine corruption. What does this tell us about the revelation of truth....perhaps it is closer than we think. After all, once Big Pharma is exposed on the Swine Flu front, what does that tell the world about ALL vaccines, and by extention ALL of Big Pharma's toxic concoctions that are huckstered to the public by these snake oil peddlers:

Euro Health Chief Condemns Swine Flu Scam
The 'false' pandemic: Drug firms cashed in on scare over swine flu, claims Euro health chief

London Daily Mail News

By Fiona Macrae
January 11, 2010

The swine flu outbreak was a 'false pandemic' driven by drug companies that stood to make billions of pounds from a worldwide scare, a leading health expert has claimed.

Wolfgang Wodarg, head of health at the Council of Europe, accused the makers of flu drugs and vaccines of influencing the World Health Organisation's decision to declare a pandemic.

This led to the pharmaceutical firms ensuring 'enormous gains', while countries, including the UK, 'squandered' their meagre health budgets, with millions being vaccinated against a relatively mild disease.

A resolution proposed by Dr Wodarg calling for an investigation into the role of drug firms has been passed by the Council of Europe, the Strasbourg-based 'senate' responsible for the European Court of Human Rights.

An emergency debate on the issue will be held later this month.

Dr Wodarg's claims come as it emerged the British government is desperately trying to offload up to £1billion of swine flu vaccine, ordered at the height of the scare.

Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson last year ordered the NHS to plan for up to 65,000 deaths.

The Department of Health warned of 65,000 deaths, set up a special advice line and website, suspended normal rules so anti-flu drugs could be given out without prescription and told health and local authorities to prepare for a major pandemic.

Planners were told to get morgues ready for the sheer scale of deaths and there were warnings that the Army could be called in to prevent riots as people fought to obtain drugs.

But with fewer than 5,000 in England catching the disease last week and just 251 deaths overall, Dr Wodarg has branded the H1N1 outbreak as 'one of the greatest medical scandals of the century'.

He said: 'We have had a mild flu - and a false pandemic.'

He added the seeds of the scare were sown five years ago, when it was feared the much more lethal bird flu virus would mutate into a human form.

The 'atmosphere of panic' led to governments stockpiling the anti-flu drug Tamiflu and putting in place 'sleeping contracts' for millions of doses of vaccine.

Dr. Wodarg said: 'The governments have sealed contracts with vaccine producers where they secure orders in advance and take upon themselves almost all the responsibility.

'In this way the producers of vaccines are sure of enormous gains without having any financial risks'.

'So they just wait, until WHO says "pandemic" and activate the contracts.'

He also claims that to further push their interests, leading drug companies placed 'their people' in the 'cogs' of the WHO and other influential organisations.

He added that their influence could have led the WHO to soften its definition of a pandemic - leading to the declaration of a worldwide outbreak last June.

Dr. Wodarg said: 'In order to promote their patented drugs and vaccines against flu, pharmaceutical companies have influenced scientists and official agencies, responsible for public health standards, to alarm governments worldwide.

'They have made them squander tight healthcare resources for inefficient vaccine strategies and needlessly exposed millions of healthy people to the risk of unknown side-effects of insufficiently tested vaccines.'

He does not name any Britons with conflicts of interest.

But last year, the Daily Mail revealed that Sir Roy Anderson, a scientist who advises the Government on swine flu, also holds a £116,000-a-year post on the board of GlaxoSmithKline.

GSK makes anti-flu drugs and vaccines and is predicted to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the pandemic.

Read more:

Bob Moffitt

If history is to be our guide .. we cannot expect justice to prevail in this case.

As Richard Gere .. playing the role of a lawyer with no scrupples (I will have to clean it up a little for AOA readers) said: "If you want justice, you have to go to a whore-house. If you want to get screwed, you have to go to court".

In any event, regardless of what they may eventually decide .. this witch-hunt has been going on for 10 years and that fact alone is evidence the allegations were b.s. from the get-go.

Amy Becker Clark

Another kangaroo court. Another decision likely to go the way of the US vaccine court's decision against Cedillo, Hazelhurst, and Snyder.
I'm afraid. Very afraid.

John Stone


It's been a dirty war, and no doubt with a dirty ending - although I promise you it will not be the ending. Apart from the sub-terranian (infernal?) evidence of Brian Deer, emeritus professor of paediattics, gastroenterology, psychiatry and neurology at the University of Clapham Common (formerly Neasden) it is also somewhat problematic that leading prosecution witness Richard Horton initially advised the GMC on how to bring about a prosecution:

Our American cousins will no doubt be astonished at the exotic legal practices currently being developed within in the UK (recently incorporated into Greater Glaxodia). Or not?


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