At a time, when the world awaits breathlessly for ubiquitous sunlight and whole of stratosphere to be inundated with 5G technology, as there is a super-clear promise of super-fast speed in data and voice transmission and quick streaming of videos, the downside has started to be realized in UK with residents condemn it and challenge its unrolling in a court of law.
Let’s start the story here:
The public-supported case has attracted many questions concerning legal action and also put 5G technology in the circle of doubts, which scientists assure to be without any major risk to popular health unlike wireless technologies.
A group Action Against 5G takes the fight forward and raises money with a crowdjustic platform and it claims, “supported by many people nationwide from all walks of life including doctors and scientists”.
The group criticizes the government’s neglect of public health from 5G networks and finds it to be a ballast on the harmful radiation put out by mobile phones, Wi-Fi networks and other digital devices.
There are, in fact, 3 persons with uncommon minds (in a sense that they are filled with utmost zeal to fight for public health) who are complainants in this case, where two hold the ground firmly for stopping the unleash of 5G technology, while the third Rosalyn Rock complains that 5G has already run into her health, causing blisters protruding out of her skin, as of last year.
Likewise, Lorna Hackett, lawyer at the Hacket and Debbs assist Michael Mansfield on this and lead other public interest cases too, and she too considers 5G technology behind her failing health.
In fact, when she went over to Rosalyn’s place in Cheswick, West London, to record her statement, she describes her own suffering as well.
In the document she points out her feeling on watching the masts present in the streeet, “Ms Hackett experienced a sharp pain in her head, which subsided almost immediately she oved away from the masts”.
Besides, even when she left the place, “Ms HaHackett felt unable to think clearly and spaced-out as if tranquilised or intoxicated. She did not feel capable of driving.”
But a High Court Judge has turned down the application calling for a judicial review from group. Mrs. Justice Foster said in her ruling, “The real issue is that the claimants disagree with a large body of international opinion as to the safety of 5G”.
She held government responsible for taking action on 5G which was on the basis of technical advice that it had received.
On the CrowdJustice website, the group highlights this aspect but still holds, ”Without delay the amazing Michael Mansfield and barristers Philip Rule and Lorna Hackett, have swiftly lodged a renewal notice seeking permission for a hearing”.
Action Against 5G made use of narratives held by experts, such as Dr. Andrew Tresidder, an eminent flower remedies and emotional healing practitioner and Prof Tom Butler, who is a business academic at University college, Cork.
Both appeared before Glastonbury Town Council committee that enquires about the 5G technology.
On its part about the safety of 5G technology, the government made reference to World Health Organization and Public Health, England.
Mrs. Foster mentioned in her judgement, ”The defendants have set out their (rational, scientifically based) view that there is nothing fundamentally different about the physical characteristics of the radio signals produced by 5G compared to those produced by 3G and 4G”.
Still, the government maintains the case filing to be “out of time” and so does the Judge, as it was filed in 2020, while the government released its strategy in 2017 and the four key operators of the country had begun its preparations in 2019.
Crowdfunding Said To Unchecked And “Unregulated”:This is worth mentioning that Michael
Mansfield and the concerned law firm have been a regular characters in certain other crowdfunded efforts too, such as to stymie factory farming and to pester the director of Public prosecution to prosecute Dominic Cummings who violated the Covid-19 regulations.
In case of Cummings’ case, however, £46,000 was accumulated in donations but the Court of Appeal dismissed it in January this year.
Secondly, the scrap factory Farming case is still in its initial phase and people have donated £26,000, so far.
Meanwhile, Action Against 5G has found a new crowdfunding target as £250,000slated to be raised by middle of this month.
A seasoned barrister came forward with the claim that such is unregulated mass activity.
Shedding light on its growing importance, Barbara Rich opines that as such cases have little legal support but then, transparency also lacks in there.
“Contributors do not have a right to any information about a case – its prospects of success, or what its real outcome might be if it does succeed, or even what the lawyers engaged are charging- beyond what its promoter chooses to tell them”.
Let’s be hopeful that health issues would be resolved out of 5G which all of us wait for. Michael Mansfield and Lorna Hackett declined to give in to media queries in UK, they turned down BBC’s request in fact.