For Britain intends to hand a petition to Downing Street calling for the UK Government to pursue China by all means for the damages caused by the spread of coronavirus. We urge you to sign our petition to demonstrate the depth of feeling within the UK that China must be held accountable.
A recent study has estimated that the financial cost of the coronavirus ‘lockdown’ has already reached trillions of pounds. The study claims that this could have been prevented if the Chinese government had acted sooner to contain the virus. Instead, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) took steps to silence those who warned of the potential pandemic. In January 2020, based on information from China, the World Health Organisation stated that there had been no human to human transmission of the virus.
The estimated cost to the G7 group of nations, according to the report, is so far an astronomical £3.2 trillion (April 4th 2020). The calculation of economic cost to Britain is over £350 billion.
The Henry Jackson Society, a foreign policy think-tank, made the calculations in early April, and presented proposals as to how the CCP can be held legally accountable.
The report states:
The International Health Regulations require that states monitor and share all information regarding “clinical descriptions, laboratory results, sources and type of risk, numbers of human cases and deaths, conditions affecting the spread of the disease, and the health measures employed” with respect to potential outbreaks. Michael Gove, the UK’s Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has said that in the case of COVID-19 “some of the reporting from China was not clear about the scale, the nature, the infectiousness of this” disease”.
We the undersigned demand that China be held responsible for the global coronavirus pandemic, on the grounds that it is in breach of its binding responsibilities under International Health Regulations.
We call on the UK government to pursue any and all legal avenues available to secure financial compensation from China, and to return these funds to the British taxpayer with the aim of preventing loss of small business and widespread unemployment.
For Britain Party Founder & Leader