On Tuesday evening the London premiere of VaXxed took place under the auspices of the centre for Homeopathic Education at Regent’s University, after the Curzon Group of cinemas were intimidated into dropping the film – the new venue made room for an extra hundred people to attend. Nevertheless, it is tragic reflection of a so-called “liberal democracy” that this highly successful film cannot be shown at a commercial venue in London - a victory for bullying and intellectual intolerance. The nature of our society is being radically changed, without any wide understanding.
Andrew Wakefield speaking at the occasion said if there had been any factual errors in the film (which tells the story of Centers for Disease Control whistleblower William Thomson who admitted that they had altered data in an MMR/autism study) legal action could have been taken to stop it long ago. Wakefield also spoke powerfully in support of Polly Tommey’s Autism Trust, whose charitable status is currently being challenged through a scurrilous and vile campaign started by the Murdoch owned London Times, and he called for everyone connected with the charity to stand with it.
The occasion was also used to present Wakefield with the annual award of the European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance (EFVV).
Wakefield, director of the film, received a prolonged standing ovation.
Following the event the film VaXxed also became available on live stream in the UK, and can be downloaded from from UK Amazon and iTunes.