Jeff Wyatt

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The Nazi Germans perpetrated this against the people of Germany. They perpetrated the control and the fascism that we are experiencing now. It’s nothing short of a re-run of the Nazi playbook.
—Jeff Wyatt on COVID-19 pandemic health measures[1][2]
It’s the ultimate tribute – because where we are heading is where the Jews went.
—Jeff Wyatt on the appropriation of the yellow star by the antivax movement[3]

Jeff Wyatt (1964–2022) was a failed UKIP candidate for Milton Keynes, and deputy leader of the short-lived far-right Islamaphobic splinter group the For Britain Movement,Wikipedia[4] who, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, was best known for dressing up as a crusader and being aggressively on the wrong side of history.[5][6][7][8]

Jeff Wyatt's ultimate tribute act

During the pandemic, Wyatt became a prominent anti-vax and anti-lockdown campaigner, recognizable by his yellow star armband emblazoned with “not vaccinated” in English and German,[3] which he claimed — despite the protests of actual Holocaust survivors[9] — was "the ultimate tribute", as the UK government was instigating genocide against the people and where the Jews ended up was where the people of Britain were headed.[1][2]

Bear in mind in the 1930s, the Nazis didn’t just suddenly become the tyrants they were – they slowly had their evil way over the public of Germany. And the Jews, for years and years, said ‘just do what they say’ – and eventually they gassed them. — Jeff Wyatt[3]

His flagrant disregard for legal regulation was not, however, limited merely to Godwin's law.

On May 16, 2020, shortly after the lifting of the first lockdown, Wyatt was arrested alongside Piers Corbyn at an anti-lockdown/anti-5G protest in London's Hyde Park.[10] They were subsequently charged with offences under the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations 2020.[11] The two would unrepentantly go on to lead many such protests across the UK.[12][13][14]

Wyatt celebrated Christmas 2021 with Corbyn by co-leading a "Let the UK Live" anti-vax "freedom rally" in his home town of Milton Keynes, which, despite his local knowledge, got confused, mistook a test-and-trace centre for a vaccine centre,[15] and ended up disrupting Ashley Banjo & Diversity's performance of the Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime at the Milton Keynes Theatre.[16] Fellow Milton Keynes-based COVID-19 denialist John O'Looney was unable to attend, as he was in the ICU having discovered first-hand the reality of the pandemic.[17]

Jeff Wyatt's eulogy

In September 2022, Wyatt joined the curiously long list of antivaxxers who "died suddenly" during the pandemic, and, in a sure sign of a crusader who chose poorly, ended up being eulogised on the blogs of UKIP[18] and David Icke.[19]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Former UKIP Candidate Claims Wearing Yellow Star is “Ultimate Tribute” to Holocaust Victims (August 19, 2021) Campaign Against Antisemitism
  2. 2.0 2.1 Former UKIP Candidate Jeff Wyatt Makes Holocaust Comparisons And Wears Yellow Star At Piers Corbyn’s Anti-Vaccination Rally (August 19, 2021) Campaign Against Antisemitism
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Anti-vaxxer: Yellow star is ‘ultimate tribute’ to Shoah victims by Lee Harpin (August 18, 2021) Jewish News
  4. Best of the Worst: UKIP Local Candidates by David Lawrence (April 26, 2019) Hope Not Hate
  5. Brexit vote: British Parliament rejects Theresa May’s Brexit deal, leaving withdrawal from E.U. and prime minister’s political future in doubt by William Booth, Karla Adam and Michael Birnbaum (January 15, 2019) Washington Post (Archived April 15, 2024)
  6. Brexit: The long walk to promised land of an independent Britain by Patrick Freyne (March 27, 2020) Irish Times
  7. Jubilant Brexit backers descend on Parliament for 'most exciting moment of their life' by Ben Glaze and Oliver Milne (January 31, 2020) Daily Mirror
  8. I went to Nigel Farage's booze-free Brexit celebration with a bottle of vodka and an open mind, and let me tell you it was a wild ride by Harriet Marsden (February 1, 2020) indy100
  9. Ex UKIP candidate Jeff Wyatt speaks at Stroud anti-vax rally (November 11, 2021) Stroud News
  10. Lockdown protesters descend on Hyde park chanting 'freedom' as cops make arrests by Emma Parker (May 17, 2020) Daily Star
  11. Police charge former UKIP Milton Keynes candidate over anti-5G protest held during lockdown (June 22, 2020) MKFM
  12. 'Masks are muzzles': Protestors gather outside Milton Keynes Civic Offices (August 21, 2020) MKFM
  13. Late night protest rallies about 10pm curfew to be held this Friday and Saturday in Milton Keynes by Sally Murrer (October 1, 2020) MK Citizen
  14. Freedom fighters' to parade through shopping centre without masks in Milton Keynes protest this weekend by Sally Murrer (May 20, 2021) MK Citizen
  15. Anti-vaxxers storm Covid testing centre during ‘freedom’ rally in Milton Keynes by Léonie Chao-Fong (December 29, 2021) The Guardian
  16. Covid: Anti-vax protesters disrupt Milton Keynes NHS test centre (December 30, 2021) BBC News
  17. Milton Keynes funeral director who's an avid anti-vaxxer ends up in hospital with Covid by Sally Murrer (January 4, 2022) MK Citizen
  18. Jeff Wyatt RIP by Richard Fullerton (October 2, 2022) UKIP
  19. Jeff Wyatt: A true man of the people! by Gareth Icke (September 22, 2022) David Icke