Coronavirus: Vaccine supply fears grow amid EU export threat
26/01/2021 | news | world | 5,858
The EU calls for "fair" distribution after vaccine companies cut back on pledged supplies.
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26/01/2021 10:40:35 27 3
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So all the Tit for Tat coming out now
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26/01/2021 10:42:52 30 14
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AKA Spite
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26/01/2021 10:44:22 14 3
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Not really since it isn't the UK government that is threatening to stop exports to the EU countries, it is simply a company not able to produce enough.

The EU diplomats are ultimately trying to just save face over the face they were incredibly slow to order, immunise, etc.
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26/01/2021 10:40:37 1403 287
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Well, there you go, the EU once again showing its true colours.

Lashing out like a vindictive school child at their own failings.
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26/01/2021 10:45:28 57 173
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See what I mean?
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26/01/2021 10:48:24 160 8
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This incredibly strange situation of the EU potentially suing a company for the delivery of a vaccine that they have not even approved themselves.
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26/01/2021 11:01:45 112 10
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I would like to know what would have happened if we had remained in the EU.

Would the AZ vaccine have to be pooled amongst the 28 states?
Would UK have to wait to be allocated its quota?
Every business will have been here. Your supplier fails to meet contractual obligations due to "production problems". So you go to an alternative supplier, even if that means you are taking supplies that would have gone to a 3rd party. That is how it is in the dog eat dog business world.
The fact that the buyers and sellers are in UK and EU will no doubt turn this into a Brexit debate. It is not.
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26/01/2021 11:16:52 22 12
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I imagine the uk wouldn’t be sending vaccines made here if they weren’t being used here and the company producing the vaccines here wouldn’t be allowed to export
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26/01/2021 11:39:32 28 61
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Quite right, it is manufactured in the EU, they should keep their foreign doses to themselves. That what the Brexiteers have been sasying for years.
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26/01/2021 11:46:51 13 29
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it's almost like they have formed some kind of union to represent the interests of their members isn't it?
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26/01/2021 11:54:56 28 5
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Perhaps we should prioritise the Commonwealth ahead of the EU. I always thought it was a shame that joining the EU forced us to cut or downgrade so many Commonwealth ties.
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26/01/2021 11:57:08 3 1
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Trumpesque
26/01/2021 12:16:47 2 7
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"It's not FAIR!"
26/01/2021 12:20:22 4 6
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It's not their failings though, is it? It's a private company's failings with one of their suppliers. If I pay for something to be developed and then pay for a large pre-order and I am given a timescale, I would not accept that it be delayed because of a problem with a supplier. I would expect the company that I ordered it from to find some way to fulfil the order they've committed to.
26/01/2021 13:06:29 9 0
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Well if they do cause us trouble Boris can invoke the penalty clauses within the EU trade agreement with just cause.
26/01/2021 13:13:27 1 9
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Zahawi warns against vaccine nationalism, when it's a UK-based company welching on its contract to supply EU. They are talking about finding a way to protect their citizens now the UK supplier has let them down.
26/01/2021 13:24:04 2 3
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The vaccine supply issue is with the makers of the vaccine, not the EU. Don't see how the EU is at fault if the producers can't make enough or renege on their promises.
26/01/2021 13:39:22 1 6
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"Lashing out like a vindictive school child at their own failings."

Brexiters - Pot. Kettle. Black.
26/01/2021 14:20:36 0 5
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100,000 UK deaths true colours of the UK goverment
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26/01/2021 10:40:58 1485 181
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The EU have handled the vaccine supply dreadfully compared to the UK, well done all involved in the distribution and giving us hope
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26/01/2021 10:48:03 923 346
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Thanks Boris
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26/01/2021 10:50:01 52 277
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I think you'll find that the EU are The Professionals.
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26/01/2021 10:54:53 238 70
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It's typical of the EU, a bureaucratic monster that moves at the pace of a snail. It probably took 15 committee meetings just to decide on what colour paper to print this report.
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26/01/2021 10:55:44 46 73
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This is what you call famous last words...

our own vaccination program increased the gap between vaccines that the vaccine producers and MHRA recommended because they wanted to vaccinate as many as they can with the supplies we have.
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26/01/2021 11:06:48 144 13
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Agreed.
Like ALL large organisations
When they get an itch
It takes them months to notice
And an age to decide whether or not to give it scratch.
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26/01/2021 11:10:30 185 53
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Yes, a Belgian factory has screwed up and now the EU are threatening to stop exports of a British/Swedish vaccine???

Wow, why would anyone want to leave the EU is beyond me, why would we give up joining in their bully boy tactics???
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26/01/2021 11:13:05 45 61
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and the highest death rate in Europe.
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26/01/2021 11:13:41 55 121
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UK only handled 1 dose. 2nd dose programe is a disaster.
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26/01/2021 11:21:10 14 87
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The EU was the first entity to support vaccine makers.
The EU paid AstraZenica €200.000.0000 (Two-hundred-million-euros) up front , just so they could invest inincreased production. They fail in delivery.
AZ probably recieves more € per dose from other entities.
Anyway. They will see the power of a serious tradeblock (UK take notice....)
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26/01/2021 11:29:51 4 31
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The UK chose to quickly give the first dose to as many people as possible - probably meaning that there will not be a dependable supply for the second doses. Countries within the EU are watching to see if this was a good route to take. If yes, we will certainly admit that the UK was right and we were wrong.
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26/01/2021 11:36:23 9 5
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I have just read through this stream of comments. There is a lot of ill informed nonsense posted and a lack of comment based on fact!
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26/01/2021 11:51:47 6 9
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The UK has a bigger virus problem than EU countries, we hear about lockdowns in EU but that is on just a few hundred daily deaths. We have typically 3-4 times the deaths to other European countries. So we have to be first and fast or granny meets her maker!
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26/01/2021 11:53:51 1 8
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Read my post.....that is exactly right what you say....we handled the supply brilliant....but they manufacture it......what would you do in their shoes?
Yeah well done everyone. Clap clap. Didnt close Nissan either fücking great this Brexit eh Removed
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26/01/2021 12:10:14 2 11
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If only Spoons was open you'd be able to have a proper nationalistic grumble.
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26/01/2021 10:41:00 668 77
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"EU to tighten vaccine exports amid AstraZeneca row"

They seem like a wonderful institution to work with
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26/01/2021 11:23:55 152 874
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Better than the UK ever was, sadly. As much as the EU messed up, the UK and US have been infinitely worse.
26/01/2021 13:03:59 5 0
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All companies move production to UK - no problems so far!!
26/01/2021 12:37:43 2 3
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If we did the same you'd be praising the Govt.
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26/01/2021 10:41:01 115 3
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Get the vaccine as soon as it is offered, don't hesitate , the virus is not a hoax !
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26/01/2021 10:43:27 73 13
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I got mine yesterday !
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26/01/2021 10:53:15 1 15
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Refuse the vaccine until everybody who's been waiting more than 3 weeks for their second has received it.

Especially as stocks for the second vaccine might run out soon and people might not receive it.
26/01/2021 14:16:39 2 0
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I get mine on Saturday, and I'll be very grateful for it.
26/01/2021 16:40:29 0 2
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No thanks. I'll let some other mug have mine.
27/01/2021 16:22:19 0 0
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Never said it was. I said, and continue to do so based on the evidence, the lock-down cure is worse than the disease and Governments are creating fear & hysteria over how deadly it is because they screwed up,sacrificed hundreds of thousands of elderly & ill across Europe by emptying hospitals into care homes & now dare not admit the truth. Why the PCR test is so useful it can be fiddled at will.
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26/01/2021 10:41:26 927 95
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The EU vaccine programme has been a complete and utter shambles.
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26/01/2021 10:47:09 549 93
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UK is the vaccination nation
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26/01/2021 10:47:55 50 13
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Thank goodness we were never a part of it, and those 'pro-EU despite everything' people who claimed the UK not being part of this scheme and the ventilator scheme early last year would be to our detriment are all rather quiet now.
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26/01/2021 10:48:30 24 16
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This was to be expected
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26/01/2021 10:55:15 17 69
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Only 1st dose. Which requires 2nd dose and here British programe is a disaster. ??
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26/01/2021 11:03:13 33 44
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That may be but our entire COVID response excluding the vaccine has been an utter shambles. 100,000 dead is not something to be proud about
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26/01/2021 12:08:21 8 0
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Yes it has - imagine the headlines if this was the other way round
26/01/2021 12:11:43 5 13
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You mean compared to the glorious success of our third highest per capita death rate in the world? Or that the Govt mid-Feb target will now almost certainly be missed?
26/01/2021 14:11:26 1 1
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If you are in the EU, how do you hold the vaccine program to account ?
There is no democratic mechanism, unlike that you would have if a national government had made such a cock up.

Therein lies the problem with the EU.

Unaccountable to the people.
26/01/2021 14:14:00 2 1
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Not really, they decided to wait on more test results. If you align the data, they are pretty much on the same track as we were 3 weeks ago. They just wanted more evidence the vaccine was safe.

With Brexit looming, the UK didn't really have a choice, and much like Brexit, took a huge gamble that it would work out OK. In the case of the vaccine, the gamble paid off, brexit that failed.
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26/01/2021 10:41:27 12 38
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Cue the red faced enraged leavers.....
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26/01/2021 10:44:07 34 17
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It's the anti Brexits that are most miffed by UK vacination success
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26/01/2021 10:42:00 9 27
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It is like the Playground. The big kids take the lunch from the little kids. We left the EU now we are the little kids. That is why the other 27 Countries stuck together to Flex their collective muscle - Here is the post Brexit world
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26/01/2021 10:47:25 18 3
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and that's why the whole of the EU has vaccinated less than half what the UK has vaccinated. Yeah great idea to have stuck with them. LOL
What a surprise, another HYS designed to stir up discord between the pro/anti EU lobby. Removed
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26/01/2021 11:01:04 81 34
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I agree, time the BBC grew up and stopped EU HYSs!

They just stir up hatred!
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26/01/2021 11:05:54 16 2
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I know, it’s really depressing. Whoever approves the HYS topics should be ashamed of themselves. Always stirring up the same antagonism and never on a topic which unifies.
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26/01/2021 11:23:46 7 2
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Actually, when it's an HYS in the pro eu lobby, it's usually FAR worse.
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26/01/2021 12:10:35 1 0
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The BBC didn’t take this petty action in the first place.
26/01/2021 12:54:27 0 0
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This is about COVID not Brexit
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26/01/2021 10:42:05 377 24
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Presumably the UK will ensure that we are not exporting vaccines if our own supply is compromised in the same way as the EU, but I do get the feeling this HYS is here to stoke up once more the Brexit vitriol.
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26/01/2021 11:55:01 38 36
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We don't have the right to do it either
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26/01/2021 11:55:37 8 2
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Well then that would instantly eradicate most of the arguments on here that the EU is acting inappropriately. We would be just as bad.
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26/01/2021 12:00:03 7 9
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Yep! Defund unpatriotic BBC
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26/01/2021 12:09:43 21 0
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The EU have taken this disgraceful action, not the BBC. I don’t support Brexit but I can’t defend this petty action by the EU.
26/01/2021 13:10:03 8 0
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We are exporting vaccines by the aircraft load to those countries where we have a responsibility; e.g. Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Falklands, Overseas Territories etc, etc. More to follow.
26/01/2021 14:12:34 0 12
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You can't export what you do not make. he UK has no capacity to manufacture a Covid vaccine. We are dependent on the EU's goodwill, who, after all, funded a big chunk of the factory in question.
26/01/2021 16:18:54 0 0
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Agreed. Note no-one talking about brexit chaos and Moody's report on U K economy after brexit. Now who is that.
26/01/2021 16:50:38 1 0
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The AZ vaccine is being made locally all over the world to make it easy for everyone, everywhere to get it, regardless of creed, colour, politics & corporate objectives.. It's cheap to make & easy to store. From its inception, Oxford AZ have tried to design out the very thing the EU is trying to build back in. It may be tempting, but hopefully we won't behave appallingly just because they are.
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26/01/2021 10:42:12 4 35
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Looks like the Big Boys are using their muscles. Maybe we should have stayed in a strong, working relationship with the Big Boys.......
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26/01/2021 10:42:13 106 7
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This is petty and sour. Hard to defend this, and as you lot know, I’m firmly a brejoiner.

Get your house in order and own your balls up. We’ve got enough wrong on our own, without the supply being cut off from under us out of spite
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26/01/2021 11:18:09 40 16
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Respect.
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Brexiteers were always moaning that the EU was protectionist.

They don't like it up 'em.
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EU apologist
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Brexit side effects

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26/01/2021 10:43:20 4 12
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Team United lost and the toxic tory press won .... if you feel misled ... tell your family and friends not to buy their paper tomorrow
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26/01/2021 10:42:25 746 66
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So the Eu showing it’s spots no legal action against Pfizer who are also not supplying what they agreed. They are not the only country not getting their full allocation including the uk. What would they say if we did the same thing. Hope the delivery drivers taking the vaccine to Eu have filled in the right paperwork and have left their ham Sandwiches at home
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26/01/2021 10:49:39 664 71
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They're huge hypocrites... such as when they put sanctions on America over government subsidy to Boeing supposedly giving them an unfair advantage... while Airbus is quite literally an EU political project.

You couldn't make it up.
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26/01/2021 10:51:05 30 6
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The ham probably came from the Netherlans or Denmark anyway: you'd wonder why they'd ban it.
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26/01/2021 11:53:41 32 1
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EU is not a country!
26/01/2021 13:05:14 2 0
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Giver them all Ham sandwiches and get them sent back - then we can have the vaccine.
26/01/2021 12:41:19 1 1
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We used to have freedom of ham sandwich movement but you people said you didn't want it any more.
26/01/2021 13:38:05 4 0
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Personally i think AZ, (especially now the EU have explicitly asked AZ if they could possibly divert supplies due for the UK!) Should tell the EU sorry, we'd like to but with the current customs holdups in France we can't take the risk so you'll have to wait for our partners Belgium plant to sort themselves out and deliver what they claimed they could
26/01/2021 15:34:34 1 1
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If the EU look after themselves first they are demonised.
If boris does it he is a hero .
Welcome to cognitive dissonance....
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EU is just proving to be spiteful for the sake of it
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Insidious organization
26/01/2021 14:26:09 4 1
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"EU is just proving to be spiteful for the sake of it"

Been doing that for the last few years, so it comes as no surprise - well, certainly not to me.
26/01/2021 15:32:19 0 2
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The responsibility of the EU is to its 27 members.
26/01/2021 16:54:32 3 0
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Exactly what they've been for years. It was a great project, once. Sad to see what it's turned into.
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26/01/2021 10:40:35 27 3
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So all the Tit for Tat coming out now
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AKA Spite
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Showing their protectionist credentials again.
26/01/2021 14:08:52 52 0
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Ultimately this will backfire on them, and to the UK's advantage. The EU's behaviour is a disincentive for multinational biotech or pharmaceutical companies to invest in Europe if there are doubts over whether they will be allowed export their product to customers worldwide. Our Board of Trade should be encouraging them to set up their global factories in the UK.
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Brexit side effects

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Team United lost and the toxic tory press won .... if you feel misled ... tell your family and friends not to buy their paper tomorrow
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26/01/2021 10:43:27 6 3
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For all the calling others in public greedy or selfish, looking at the behaviour high up among companies and Governments its easy to see why.
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26/01/2021 10:46:47 1 15
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Because humans are perfect.
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Get the vaccine as soon as it is offered, don't hesitate , the virus is not a hoax !
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I got mine yesterday !
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26/01/2021 10:49:56 4 13
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Well now I'm wondering if I got theirs.....
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and me and wife
26/01/2021 12:50:24 2 0
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Got mine today!
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26/01/2021 10:43:36 3 21
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Way to go EU. The Europeans are mosy important and shall be vaccinated first. The rest of the world can wait. Including some 3rd former empires in a state of dismantling.
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26/01/2021 10:46:17 7 16
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EU do have a way to go to catch up with UK
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26/01/2021 10:42:13 8 5
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Many other vaccines available and procurred by the Government. One production facility in Belgium does not make a crisis BBC.
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26/01/2021 10:43:59 135 14
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Looks like a good thing Brexit was done, missed out on this bureaucracy
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EU took to long over regulations as per usual
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I'm presuming you're just ignoring the endless red tape at borders then?
26/01/2021 16:38:36 0 1
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Ignoring the facts again. Major problem for brexiteers
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26/01/2021 10:44:02 82 2
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The tug of war over vaccines has started. Let's hope everyone in authority and responsible for decision making can keep their heads.
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26/01/2021 10:48:02 35 2
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You aint seen nothing yet.....
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26/01/2021 10:54:07 4 3
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The problem is that no one in the EU bureaucracy is accountable to the electorate of the member states. They are all effectively political appointees by member states who seek to maximise their influence over the distribution of the budget that has never been balanced. Did the electorate vote for the president of the EU or any of its commissioners? No. So they will keep their heads.
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Cue the red faced enraged leavers.....
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It's the anti Brexits that are most miffed by UK vacination success
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26/01/2021 10:48:18 5 6
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The amount of paid Tory drones on here is making it just useless as a forum.
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EU up to their usual nasty tricks.
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Sinister ain't they
26/01/2021 12:17:40 42 2
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No real surprises.

Anyone else remember the 'uproar' from certain politicians and many pro-EU commenters on here when the UK didn't sign up to the EU vaccine program and our govt decided to go it alone?

Any of those who condemned our govt for not signing onto the EU program want to take back their remarks and maybe admit that our govt actually made the right decision?
26/01/2021 12:17:58 29 1
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Good thing we are not their enemies if this is how they treat their friends.
26/01/2021 12:41:05 3 22
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You wanted to be outside, looking after your own cuts both ways.
26/01/2021 13:33:59 2 14
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What "tricks"? Complaining that private companies don't keep their promises?
26/01/2021 15:14:36 10 1
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Bully boy tactics, who’d have thought it. Greece, Ireland and a few more
26/01/2021 15:43:40 1 9
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Brexit idiots are out in force today on HYS. Anything to take the focus away from this useless ToryBrexit Government causing 100,000 covid deaths - the worst in Europe and top 5 in the world and the total failure of Brexit.
26/01/2021 17:02:49 1 0
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Probably thier revenge for us not giving thier "ambassador" diplomatic status. Only applies to states so if we give them diplomatic status the ambassadors of the other EU countries should go home.
27/01/2021 12:02:54 0 0
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Unlike Boris, accreditation, after the rest of his " successes"?
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26/01/2021 10:44:16 396 23
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So the EU will be stopping exports to the UK of their Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (the one which takes longer to manufacture, has smaller production volumes and requires careful handling and has a limited shelf life) and will also be stopping imports of the easier to produce and larger production volume UK AstraZeneca vaccine

I think they are doing us a favour, quite frankly!
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And costs a lot more don't forget
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Apart from the fact we may end up being short of the Pfizer vaccine for people’s second doses!
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As the Oxford vaccine is the easiest to handle as it can be stored in an ordinary fridge, I would have thought that humanitarian considerations would have meant the EU would bee keen to make sure 3rd world countries had priority if supplies were short. However, it was the EU who bribed the Turks to keep out Syrian refugees out of EU countries. The EU is like all governments, not perfect.
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26/01/2021 11:31:10 11 1
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Plenty of non-Eu countries need vaccines
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Only you forget that he AZ vaccine is produced in belgium in the AZ volume manufacturing plant.
Wonder how long it will be for AZ to move it to the UK production facility so t can export to its customer FREELY
26/01/2021 12:27:41 2 15
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Twaddle. Even if we use all the UK production of AZ (which is anyway the plan) but nothing else 75% of us will never be vaccinated.
One has been shown to work.
The other one still has no reliable efficacy trial data.
I'd take that bet if I was the EU.

I strongly doubt they'll do it though. The main reason for the soundbites is not AZ, it is Pfizer. Pfizer has threatened to keep US production in the USA, and supply the rest of the world completely from the EU, severely cutting EU supply. It's a warning shot to that idea ...
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How about everyone boycott all EU products? Bet that will shake them up!
26/01/2021 14:26:15 0 0
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Astra Zeneca is also made in Europe so they will also stop this export. So less than a month of leaving there is an imminent FIGHT. C'mon EU put up your dukes I'm ready. FYI BBC I am not serious.
26/01/2021 14:33:48 2 0
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AZ-Oxford is about 8 times cheaper as well!
26/01/2021 15:42:40 2 0
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It's a bit too late mate,its too f late. You can't vaccinate 100 k who were killed from covid and the number is rising
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Wrong.
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Shame you don't realise the UK AstraZeneca vaccine is being made in Belgium. Typical low iq brexiteer..lol.
27/01/2021 09:00:12 0 0
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Product for the EU was to be made in factories in Belgium and the Netherlands, because they placed their order late while holding out for the banoffee vaccine, these factories are not yet ready to deliver.
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So all the Tit for Tat coming out now
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Not really since it isn't the UK government that is threatening to stop exports to the EU countries, it is simply a company not able to produce enough.

The EU diplomats are ultimately trying to just save face over the face they were incredibly slow to order, immunise, etc.
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Companies would basically have to ask the EU permission before they export the a vaccine to other parts of the world to save people life's.

Well there is a positive advertising slogan for the EU right there.
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26/01/2021 10:52:38 459 40
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Perhaps that is the EU plus that Sturgeon is after. Has Scotland produced any vaccine yet ?
26/01/2021 12:38:38 2 6
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Don't be so sanctimonious. We would do the same if the boot was on the other foot.
26/01/2021 13:08:26 11 0
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The new EU slogan - "Only EU Lives Matter".
26/01/2021 13:14:08 0 1
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Just like an export licence is required here.
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If the EU aren't careful a lot of the companies producing the vaccines (and much more) will start to look to the UK as an alternative. I know that Pfizer are already in discussions with UK vaccine manufacturers, so it is only a matter of time
26/01/2021 18:20:57 0 0
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If you go to a restaurant and ordered a table, would you accept that somebody who ordered after you, gets a table first? No you wouldn't. The EU has put orders in for those vaccines ages ago, understandable that they want them delivered before those companies deliver them to somebody else. The UK would do exactly the same if tables were turned.
27/01/2021 14:26:46 0 0
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Even more astounding is that the EU issue is due to the Belgian plant that is supposed to supply them having problems. So AZ is considering importing their vaccine from plants outside the EU to address the issue. Better make sure any UK drivers have the right paperwork and no Ham sandwiches then - or will the EU borders become oddly porous when they are in desperate straights?
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Vaccination

for da UK nation !
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26/01/2021 10:44:41 785 120
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Come on remainers, come up with an excuse for this spiteful behaviour from your beloved EU
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26/01/2021 10:46:09 625 39
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I cant, its pretty appalling.
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26/01/2021 10:58:31 33 56
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It's tough to, though understanding more about Astrazenica's shortfall to the EU would be nice - considering UK's AZ supply apparently isn't being impacted there was clearly some political motivation behind the decision of who gets what, and a retaliatory move from the EU was inevitable. No one is coming out smelling of roses here.
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26/01/2021 11:06:58 61 62
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If you were expecting a delivery of 80m doses & were then told it had been reduced to around 31m you would be upset & would want to protect your supply! So they are only doing what we would hope our gov would do! Bet you would aplaud our gov if boot were on the other foot!?
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26/01/2021 11:09:47 87 29
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I'm a remainer, I have moved on, can't you? - grow a pair and grow up. It has nothing to do with Brexit and everything to do with how the EU AND other countries have messed up. We got our act together others havent. Im pretty certain the UK will be as petty over other issues in the years to come
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26/01/2021 11:09:51 52 20
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People like you i dislike where ever i live or however i vote. I voted to stay but now we have left we (including you) have to get on with it. The EU didn't approve the astrazenaca vaccine and roll out quickly - mauritius will be quicker with the same product made in india. In this i agree the EU are stupid but i still don't like you.
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26/01/2021 11:12:09 70 39
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You lot are hypocrites, if this was Boris and the UK behaving this way you would approve saying it was "taking care of our own"

Of course they're not going to put our needs above those in their member states. It's common sense, we left the club.
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26/01/2021 11:17:01 43 58
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I can't and don't need to. No government is perfect. The EU has several flaws, but that doesn't change that being a part of it was better for us than being out of it. It's attempting to act in the best interests of it's people, much like everyone else does.
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26/01/2021 11:21:14 48 10
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Would you want Boris to send vaccines abroad if they were made here and the company making them here cut our supply by 60%? Think about it.
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26/01/2021 11:28:00 10 9
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The EU is threatening legal action against a company that is talking about breaking it's contractual obligations. What's your problem?
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26/01/2021 11:33:21 13 1
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You have us wrong, nobody said EU was perfect. We think that being in the EU is beneficial to the UK in general (as, believe it or not, we love Britain too).

the EU has many other benefits, like trade, less red tape, free movement of musicians etc.

Having said that, in this instance, this is indeed a dick move.
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26/01/2021 11:44:32 8 4
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You sir are quite boring, move on with your life and stop trying to stir up old stuff, child.
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26/01/2021 11:57:32 7 17
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Easy. I’d bet my house that it’s Remainers who developed the vaccine, and Leavers that are busy spreading the disease and guff on FB as to why it shouldn’t be taken.

Remainers - playing their part and contributing.

Leavers - not so much.
26/01/2021 12:24:22 2 5
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Ha ha your comment did make me smile, well said riskfan
26/01/2021 12:24:58 2 5
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You show your ignorance. Spiteful behaviour - pah! They paid AZ to develop this vaccine, we didn't, and all they want now is what they have been promised in return.
26/01/2021 12:31:15 6 6
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Simple - it's the EU "taking back control". Brexiteers don't like a taste of their own medicine...!
26/01/2021 12:36:15 9 0
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I am a strong remainer and cannot either. It was this incompetence from the EU that gifted Brexit
"Come on remainers, come up with an excuse for this spiteful behaviour from your beloved EU"
_

I see you've fallen for the whole polarised thing, and believe that anyone who voted remain therefore "loves the EU"

Fair to assume then, that you'll be doing some racist stuff this afternoon, before heading to Spoons for some Stella, struggling with year 3 maths, and sucking off Boris?
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26/01/2021 12:58:56 2 1
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That's the problem: it's all so B&W to some when it rarely is-though it makes bigotry easier. Face it, whether you were leave/remain, you didn't vote 'cos of a potential pandemic 4 years later
A single country will always react quicker than a group (compare French Rafale to Eurofighter Typhoon). But our damaged economy hasn't exactly been helped by us voting for WTO rules that affect trade with EU
26/01/2021 12:33:05 2 2
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If we were in the club we would be ok, except were not in the club anymore so we cant play with their football.
26/01/2021 13:03:12 3 3
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I am very pro European, I voted to remain in Europe but if they do this to us then never again will I speak or vote in favour of them, EVER !
26/01/2021 12:56:03 3 1
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It doesn't need excusing. And you wouldn't complain if we did exactly the same.
26/01/2021 13:18:12 2 1
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It's amazing, the EU messes up on one thing and all the brexiters start crowing "see, told you so," like 8 year old kids, yet they blithely ignore the huge delays at the ports, the sudden drastic customs duties now payable, the shortages of goods in NI, not to mention visas required for all EU countries, work opportunities gone, musicians and bands cannot tour, the list is endless......
26/01/2021 13:38:37 1 1
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I'm a remainer and still regret leaving. But I don't do childlike responses and toys out of the pram reactions. Boris to date has got ONE only one thing right. Fish? Ham sanwiches? kids again. But you're far from out of the woods yet. Time will tell and I still have grave worries for the UK, I just hope I'm wrong
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26/01/2021 10:44:49 327 20
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The EU has itself to blame for being so slow in placing orders for the Bloc with the vaccine.
26/01/2021 12:34:05 29 252
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Rubbish - they paid billions to develop this vaccine and we didn't...
26/01/2021 15:55:08 5 0
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I don't understand this situation. One minute the EU speaks for the EU; then we get EU Sub-States purportedly speaking for the EU. Dog with two tails perhaps?
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26/01/2021 10:44:14 852 161
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EU up to their usual nasty tricks.
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26/01/2021 10:45:02 444 106
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Sinister ain't they
26/01/2021 14:32:51 1 0
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No one ever gets on with an ex
26/01/2021 16:29:15 1 2
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And Bojo and his cabinet aren't liars and rogues?
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26/01/2021 10:45:06 1033 146
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Because the EU have made such a mess of their vaccination roll out
they are now trying to mess up ours.
They were too slow to approve our vaccine

because it burned.
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26/01/2021 11:16:18 17 69
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Its the one they produced and its the best and were friendly enough to let the UK go first.Farage and the not so clever would of lit up if it had been the other way around.
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26/01/2021 11:19:20 22 14
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Would you want the uk to send vaccines abroad if the company providing it cut your numbers drastically?
Why are Brexiteers concerned about supplies of the Pfizer vaccine? Surely, if they are true to their word, none of them would choose to take something German/Belgian in origin, when they could wait a few weeks and have the British alternative.
26/01/2021 12:22:03 9 46
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This mess is not of their own making. This mess is AstraZeneca's. Something has gone wrong in their supply chain. EU is quite right. Their deliveries of the vaccine were due to be down by 61%. That's massive and a massive failure on the part of AstraZeneca.
26/01/2021 12:58:40 3 2
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Perhaps in times gone bye to issue a declaration of war, like invade Northern France then absolutely thrash to French aristocracy at Agincourt!!
26/01/2021 13:55:13 1 8
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That's quite a twisted view of the EU
26/01/2021 14:53:27 4 1
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They just want AZ to treat their contract with the EU the same as their contract with the UK.
26/01/2021 15:21:34 1 0
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@Flipmode. Is that what the EU means when they say they want a level playing field?
26/01/2021 15:59:53 0 1
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Yeah, they're just being nasty and spiteful, eh?
26/01/2021 17:39:49 0 0
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I agree.
But, to be fair because parts of the UK have not moved as quickly as others, we are doing the same to the NE of England!!
26/01/2021 19:17:06 0 1
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Not been approved yet
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26/01/2021 10:45:10 8 29
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What don’t Brexiteers understand about Brexit? The EU is responsible for its citizens. We are no longer on the EU. We have ‘taken back control’. The only authority responsible for ensuring GB vaccine supplies is the UK government. It seems cakeist Brexiteers want to blame the EU when we were in, and blame the EU now we are out. Which is it?
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26/01/2021 10:50:57 5 2
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Nobody is blaming the EU for that decision. What they are saying is that it is entirely representative of their broad ineptitude
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26/01/2021 10:45:18 123 18
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Sounds like the EU is practicing 'health genocide' on the rest of the world. The sooner this heanas organisation is is ostracised the better.
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26/01/2021 11:01:16 51 18
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Boycott their "Ambassadors"
26/01/2021 16:40:53 0 1
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Disgraceful comment. No wonder the UK is sinking like a stone.
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26/01/2021 10:40:37 1403 287
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Well, there you go, the EU once again showing its true colours.

Lashing out like a vindictive school child at their own failings.
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26/01/2021 10:45:28 57 173
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See what I mean?
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26/01/2021 10:52:42 135 25
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Yes but he's right - and you should be enraged too with this sort of juvenile, dehumanising behaviour from the EU. Utterly red-faced because their bureaucracy and procedure is holding up the roll-out across countries in their 'union'.
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26/01/2021 10:45:31 304 34
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At least we have been actively vaccinating the most vulnerable. Remind me how the EU is getting on?
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26/01/2021 10:48:59 112 493
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'Remind me how the EU is getting on?'
OK.
The EU hasn't got the worst Covid death rate in the world.
That dubious honour belongs to the UK under the shabby Vote Leave liars you voted for.
You're welcome.
We should not have bothered with the elderly. They've been shafting the young for decades. Time fo a change. Removed
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You can't vaccinate 100k who already died from Covid.Keep reading DailyMail ,British Trump supporter tabloid
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26/01/2021 10:45:35 161 12
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This is brilliant. The EU has paid the least, paid the least in funding per capita, the EU plants cant produce as much and now they want the UK provisions. They can go to hell. IF they wont allow fresh fish across the border... why should the EU get vaccines? The French and Germans were VERY quick to stop mask supplies to the UK. The UK should stop the export of vaccines and only sell to nations.
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26/01/2021 10:48:28 24 124
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They're made in the EU. We left. What did you think was going to happen? They're not going to prioritise foreign nationals over EU nationals. We wouldn't if it was reversed.
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26/01/2021 10:52:48 4 3
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You tell 'em!
26/01/2021 16:33:42 0 4
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Typical brexiteer rubbish. Read the facts before you comment.
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Fin
26/01/2021 10:43:59 135 14
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Looks like a good thing Brexit was done, missed out on this bureaucracy
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26/01/2021 10:45:46 105 18
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EU took to long over regulations as per usual
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26/01/2021 10:45:47 1179 157
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EU shambles ... rioting in Netherlands, vaccine production issues in Belgium, AZ vaccine not yet approved. At least they can confiscate sandwiches with the best of them!
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26/01/2021 10:52:23 700 171
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EU are a busted flush
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26/01/2021 11:23:21 62 8
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Not to mention massive number of anti-vaccine people in France
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26/01/2021 11:27:42 81 4
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Illegal sandwich detection rates are a success story for the Netherlands border force
26/01/2021 12:36:57 33 1
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With their buying power maybe they could order up some Sputnik V?
26/01/2021 12:35:26 4 24
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"vaccine production issues in Belgium"

The production issues are with AstraZeneca, not Pfizer.
26/01/2021 13:25:02 12 22
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Wonder why the UK has the highest daily death toll and highest total death toll from Covid of all the European countries...
26/01/2021 13:32:32 2 15
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what is rioting in Netherlands to do with EU, you speak like a Russian troll
26/01/2021 14:20:31 10 1
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That is the whole point of the EU and its stand on the vaccine no exports, they are all scared that the rioting will spread to other countries in the EU, I am amazed that they are taking a stand like that and not even given the ok to use the vaccine, what a mess they are getting themselves in, I supported staying the EU, but the EU is going backwards and fear is causing the problem
26/01/2021 14:19:48 1 8
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At least the dutch have the guts to stand up to this lock down trash.
jcm
26/01/2021 15:48:47 1 3
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The UK is a busted flush!
26/01/2021 15:54:43 0 2
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Hmm, and it's all peachy here, right?
26/01/2021 16:06:27 0 0
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Events in the Netherlands are to do with lockdown (the regulations being directed by the Dutch government) not vaccine issues. Please do not twist the facts to support your pointless, anti-EU, flawed, finger pointing.
26/01/2021 16:31:50 2 0
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Does anyone else think it surprising we've heard so little about dissatisfaction with how governments of other nations have handled covid? For the Dutch to get to the stage of rioting, there must have been a build up. Could it be that media has an agenda of not sharing what their numerous overseas based reporters must know I wonder what else they decide is not newsworthy for their UK audience.
26/01/2021 16:49:36 1 0
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well said!
26/01/2021 17:04:20 0 1
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while back in blighty, the sun always shines, the birds always sing and our fish have a permanent smile.
26/01/2021 17:06:04 0 1
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Lucky all is perfect ion UK's sunny uplands then! Fishing industry, what's that?
26/01/2021 17:08:24 0 3
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Ans its better here?? fish rotting, pork rotting, storage in NI as too difficult to get products through. Wake up ad smell the roses - this is what being a 3rd country outside the EU is all about.
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26/01/2021 10:45:51 5 10
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Why aren’t governments requiring pharma companies to share vaccine knowledge and ALL produce for the sake of our species?? If aliens are watching they can see that there would be no United front if they invade??
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26/01/2021 10:46:00 12 10
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Too much silly Brexit posturing here. Pure business and look after your own. Human nature.
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26/01/2021 10:46:01 6 15
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Brexit Broadcasting Company.
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26/01/2021 10:44:41 785 120
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Come on remainers, come up with an excuse for this spiteful behaviour from your beloved EU
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26/01/2021 10:46:09 625 39
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I cant, its pretty appalling.
26/01/2021 12:18:12 1 2
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"Cant" being the operative word ...
26/01/2021 12:26:03 2 0
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Thank you for your honest response. An example for us all in gracious behaviour.
26/01/2021 13:07:20 0 0
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What about you relative Theresa??
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26/01/2021 10:43:36 3 21
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Way to go EU. The Europeans are mosy important and shall be vaccinated first. The rest of the world can wait. Including some 3rd former empires in a state of dismantling.
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26/01/2021 10:46:17 7 16
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EU do have a way to go to catch up with UK
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26/01/2021 10:49:25 1 4
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There's no UK ANYMORE. Btw you only vaccinated 1 doze. ??????
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26/01/2021 10:46:25 5 17
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Guilty people blame others for picking on them. An alternative view is that they are not picking on anyone, but taking steps to protect their own citizens. I can imagine certain headlines if we were still in the EU and they didn't take these measures....

Get over yourselves.

You won.

Remember.

Own it.
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26/01/2021 10:46:26 9 34
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This Brexit thing isn't going very well is it? Unable to import stuff, unable to export stuff. I thought there was going to be no downside.
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26/01/2021 10:47:59 8 5
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Dont be a Walter
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26/01/2021 10:50:12 3 3
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If we were still in E U we still wouldn’t be able to use the vaccine
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26/01/2021 10:51:39 1 3
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UK is the world beating nation of the vaccination
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26/01/2021 10:46:39 9 24
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The EU wants AstraZeneca to meet the terms of the contract.
Nothing wrong with that.
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26/01/2021 10:50:47 7 5
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Yeah... you can understand why the EU is miffed in that respect. But coming out now saying they are going to change the rules so it makes the things harder for the UK to get the vaccine from them is childish and just being spiteful
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26/01/2021 10:50:56 4 3
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which it is. the terms of the contract state that AZ will supply a % of the order not neccessarily the whole order. the EU screwed up big time
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26/01/2021 10:51:08 4 3
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The EU were too slow to approve
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26/01/2021 10:51:20 5 2
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Their insistence on having every dose labelled in the native language of the country it's going to,instead of English,isn't slowing things down?
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26/01/2021 11:15:49 1 2
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If there is a problem with production same as Pfizer what can you do. Wait yes we will hold back every country outside the EU vaccine delivery even though Countries outside the EU partly own the vaccine companies.
26/01/2021 16:45:37 0 0
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if the EU wants AstraZeneca to meet the terms of their contracts then the UK should get all their vaccines first as the UK ordered it's vaccines in May 2020 and the EU ordered it's vaccines in August 2020.
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26/01/2021 10:43:27 6 3
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For all the calling others in public greedy or selfish, looking at the behaviour high up among companies and Governments its easy to see why.
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26/01/2021 10:46:47 1 15
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Because humans are perfect.
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26/01/2021 10:41:26 927 95
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The EU vaccine programme has been a complete and utter shambles.
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26/01/2021 10:47:09 549 93
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UK is the vaccination nation
The UK is at least a month ahead of the EU27 in numbers of vaccination?
Of course vaccination has a purpose, to stop the virus killing people. The real measure of success will be the reduction in the death rate. Will we be a month ahead of the EU27 on this measure? Or will comparisons with other countries once again become "unreliable"?
26/01/2021 12:12:35 6 12
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You mean the procrastination nation.
26/01/2021 12:34:32 5 1
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No, that would be Israel
26/01/2021 12:59:30 1 4
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However, being ahead is OK, but it's like sticking 2 fingers up to the rest of the world. Not good.
26/01/2021 13:02:32 3 0
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I like it !!!
Kat
26/01/2021 13:37:14 4 0
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Actually, Israel and the UAE are the real 'vaccination nations', the UK is way way behind them in the 'league table'.
26/01/2021 14:56:09 0 0
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You mean vacci-NATION!!!
26/01/2021 15:07:23 1 0
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I think you'll find that Israel is the vaccination nation
26/01/2021 15:36:34 1 1
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Vaccination nation with the highest death rate in Europe ,thanks boris
26/01/2021 16:28:36 0 0
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You should be a comedian.
26/01/2021 19:08:35 0 0
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No, Israel is by a long shot!
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26/01/2021 10:47:15 30 8
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Another BBC scare story completely over the top. How about facts not conjecture. You are affecting the mental health of millions with constant streams of negative narrative. STOP IT.
“You are affecting the mental health of millions with constant streams of negative narrative.”

Running from the truth won’t help

This country is a stupid racist filth hole

The government are criminals

They are going to kill hundreds of thousands more of us, then laugh about it
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26/01/2021 10:58:47 3 3
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You are starting to get it. What do you think the main function of the BBC is?
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26/01/2021 10:47:17 437 80
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EU are a third rate dictatorship.
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26/01/2021 10:50:43 224 37
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They took too long with the approvals
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26/01/2021 10:53:44 16 8
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Be careful not to over-rate them.
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26/01/2021 11:34:46 7 14
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UK is a fourth rate dictatorship
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26/01/2021 12:02:21 3 7
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Ruled by the Brussels krauts
26/01/2021 12:15:54 4 4
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A pretty vacant comment.
26/01/2021 13:24:33 2 0
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They are also a third country to us as well.
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England is a first rate dictatorship.Scotland and NI are leaving you
26/01/2021 16:58:58 0 0
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They are actually worse because the real decision makers are mostly unaccountable, hiding behind smooth, media-friendly spokespeople, while having no compunction whatsoever about misleading everyone in pursuit of political agendas that few people would vote for
26/01/2021 17:01:53 0 0
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Traits from yester year
26/01/2021 19:12:55 0 0
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No, far better than the defunct, incompetent UK!
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26/01/2021 10:42:00 9 27
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It is like the Playground. The big kids take the lunch from the little kids. We left the EU now we are the little kids. That is why the other 27 Countries stuck together to Flex their collective muscle - Here is the post Brexit world
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26/01/2021 10:47:25 18 3
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and that's why the whole of the EU has vaccinated less than half what the UK has vaccinated. Yeah great idea to have stuck with them. LOL
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26/01/2021 10:47:33 315 31
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And I thought the EU were good neighbours and friends...
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26/01/2021 12:03:42 222 21
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They keep on referring to us as friends but their spiteful behaviour proves otherwise
26/01/2021 12:17:25 7 0
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I'm glad we're Home and they're away.
26/01/2021 12:29:43 11 0
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They never have been, it’s nearly always been their way or the highway. Just impresses how right we were to leave.
26/01/2021 12:37:16 14 2
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The EU has never been and never will be our friend. They only allowed us in for our net financial contribution and hated having to do so. Without the UK, the EU would not have a single market and would never have expanded eastwards. These things are so easily forgotten.
26/01/2021 13:18:38 6 0
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The same neighbors and friends that Mrs Murrell wants to rejoin
Jo
26/01/2021 14:52:55 1 7
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If you spit in the face of a powerful trading block next door for godness' sake don't whine at the results
26/01/2021 16:55:53 2 0
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They never have been. As soon as they don't get their own way they resort to threats and blackmail. We were never their friends, it was just convenient for them to pretend we were.
27/01/2021 20:42:10 0 0
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Naw ye didnae.
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26/01/2021 10:41:26 927 95
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The EU vaccine programme has been a complete and utter shambles.
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26/01/2021 10:47:55 50 13
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Thank goodness we were never a part of it, and those 'pro-EU despite everything' people who claimed the UK not being part of this scheme and the ventilator scheme early last year would be to our detriment are all rather quiet now.
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26/01/2021 11:45:59 9 23
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It was to our detriment. UK has the highest death rate in Europe and the pictures that went around the world from Italy during the first wave now come from London
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26/01/2021 10:46:26 9 34
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This Brexit thing isn't going very well is it? Unable to import stuff, unable to export stuff. I thought there was going to be no downside.
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PL
26/01/2021 10:47:59 8 5
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Dont be a Walter
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26/01/2021 10:44:02 82 2
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The tug of war over vaccines has started. Let's hope everyone in authority and responsible for decision making can keep their heads.
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26/01/2021 10:48:02 35 2
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You aint seen nothing yet.....
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26/01/2021 10:40:58 1485 181
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The EU have handled the vaccine supply dreadfully compared to the UK, well done all involved in the distribution and giving us hope
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26/01/2021 10:48:03 923 346
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Thanks Boris
"Thanks Boris"

On the day the ONS announces the official death toll has gone beyond the 100,000 mark, Ricky Spinach thanks the man in charge.

Love truly is blind for the besotted Boris fanboys.
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26/01/2021 11:16:46 26 54
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103,000 deaths? Really?
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26/01/2021 11:38:09 6 20
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For messing eveything he touched. Lots of competition from others in Cabinet to be the worst. Failing Grayling to support hedgehogs so expect them to be wiped out in the UK.
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26/01/2021 10:44:07 34 17
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It's the anti Brexits that are most miffed by UK vacination success
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26/01/2021 10:48:18 5 6
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The amount of paid Tory drones on here is making it just useless as a forum.
26/01/2021 14:01:57 1 2
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I don't think they are Tory drones. There's been nothing good to say about Brexit in recent weeks, so the Brexiteers have been in hiding. Now there's finally a story that lets turn them turn the vaccine rollout into a political point scoring exercise, wave their little England flags and rubbish the EU. So they are out in force and all gleeful for the first time this year. Bless 'em.
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26/01/2021 10:40:37 1403 287
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Well, there you go, the EU once again showing its true colours.

Lashing out like a vindictive school child at their own failings.
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26/01/2021 10:48:24 160 8
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This incredibly strange situation of the EU potentially suing a company for the delivery of a vaccine that they have not even approved themselves.
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26/01/2021 11:26:51 17 6
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Depends on the promised delivery date on the contract. But you knew that.
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26/01/2021 11:48:03 7 6
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The contract is for delivery. What the customer does with that delivery is their business.
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26/01/2021 10:45:35 161 12
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This is brilliant. The EU has paid the least, paid the least in funding per capita, the EU plants cant produce as much and now they want the UK provisions. They can go to hell. IF they wont allow fresh fish across the border... why should the EU get vaccines? The French and Germans were VERY quick to stop mask supplies to the UK. The UK should stop the export of vaccines and only sell to nations.
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26/01/2021 10:48:28 24 124
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They're made in the EU. We left. What did you think was going to happen? They're not going to prioritise foreign nationals over EU nationals. We wouldn't if it was reversed.
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26/01/2021 11:13:51 20 5
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Except the business is part UK owned. Or are you saying the EU now have the right to commandeer anything they want from any business they want in breech of international law and legal agreement?
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26/01/2021 11:22:28 12 2
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The vaccines are partly owned by non EU countries so what if they decide they don’t want vaccine made in EU, because they angry at EU holding up delivery. The EU doesn’t own the vaccine they just producing it, like many countries all over the world.
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26/01/2021 11:56:14 17 2
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No the UK Astra Zeneca Vaccine is made in Wrexham Wales. they produce 300m doses a year. They also have a smaller factory in Brussels which they are trying to ramp up production which is why they have a EU problem.
978
26/01/2021 12:11:57 9 1
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AZ is made here.
26/01/2021 12:48:46 4 0
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I think you need to re-read the article. Then find out what manufactured under licence means.
26/01/2021 14:11:50 4 0
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Some might be made in the EU, but the EU don't own the factories or companies making the vaccine.

2 of the Oxford vaccination manufacturing plants are in the UK and are distributing to the EU..for now.

So your argument that we'd do the same missed by a country mile, if the EU carries on we could always close the one in the EU, if they really want to play games.
26/01/2021 14:44:50 2 0
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Most Oxford vaccine in Europe produced here. Let's pack a ham sandwich in every box.
26/01/2021 16:34:10 0 0
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Spot on.
26/01/2021 16:43:11 0 0
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They are also made in the UK... but the EU is suggesting taking control of those vaccines too as the company's headquarters are in the EU.
27/01/2021 16:02:16 0 0
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Not the AZ vaccine, it is produced in 2 sites in the UK and exported to Germany as well as being used in the UK. The EU supply was to come from a Belgian plant set up to supply the EU but as AZ's French CEO pointed out, the EU ordered very late & so AZ haven't had time to sort out the production. So EU spits out its dummy to cover its ineptitude. It hasn't even approved the AZ vaccine yet.
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26/01/2021 10:48:29 699 52
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The EU messed up its vaccine procurement by placing orders too late. And now it's considering blocking (i.e. hijacking) orders that were placed by other countries first, including the UK. This is the same organisation, I'm told by remainers, is super progressive, tolerant and kind...
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26/01/2021 11:28:10 332 9
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Ain't even approved it yet
558
26/01/2021 11:35:37 35 2
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It's showing it's true colour's throughout this pandemic, a protectionist, heavily bureaucratic dinosaur that can't pivot quick enough when they need to.
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26/01/2021 11:35:46 21 0
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You forgot "and the rule of law is paramount. Treaties and Contracts are sacrosanct. The process must be followed. Nobody should get special treatment. Free Trade rules - not Bully Boys." etc etc etc
856
26/01/2021 12:01:15 26 2
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And slow, cumbersome, unable to cooperate, constantly bickering...
26/01/2021 12:14:56 3 16
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Well, a convoluted take on an organisation asking to receive the order it's placed rather than anyone else.

It's exactly what this country would do. Try thinking about it.
26/01/2021 12:25:53 5 30
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Utter tosh. They paid AZ to develop this vaccine - we didn't.
26/01/2021 14:23:41 9 0
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Also, we were told how well it looks after its citizens when compared to the UK.

Almost looks as though the people supporting the EU were lying in their teeth, doesn't it?

Meanwhile the useless, incompetent UK which should remain controlled by Brussels so we all benefit, has vaccinated more people and more quickly than the paradise the other side of the Channel.
26/01/2021 15:45:14 5 0
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Move all factories to the UK :-)
26/01/2021 16:13:51 0 2
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Who said they ordered too late. My understandings they only want what they ordered and paid for. If the boot was on the other foot you would by complaining.
26/01/2021 17:10:21 0 0
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I said nothing of the sort - but I still think we should have remained. It's much more than a single issue debate and EU countries were free to order their own (even if they didn't). Spoken to a fisherman recently?
26/01/2021 17:13:45 0 1
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No Remainer I know has ever said the EU were kind! An economic superpower, certainly. Its members benefitting from free and frictionless trade, undoubtedly.
26/01/2021 19:10:37 0 0
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Why should they allow us to have their vaccines after we stabbed them in the back? You reap what you sow. Get over it - you voted for it Brexiteers!
26/01/2021 21:50:02 0 0
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The Germans have finally conquered Europe, France Is their main ally.It’s a shambolic bureaucratic mess, just a couple of high handed,single minded people who simply favour their own national interests & disguise it as good for all.Their high handed approach to UK concerns regarding illegal immigration has already cost them 1 member state, how many more will have to leave before they take note?
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26/01/2021 10:41:26 927 95
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The EU vaccine programme has been a complete and utter shambles.
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26/01/2021 10:48:30 24 16
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This was to be expected
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26/01/2021 10:45:31 304 34
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At least we have been actively vaccinating the most vulnerable. Remind me how the EU is getting on?
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26/01/2021 10:48:59 112 493
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'Remind me how the EU is getting on?'
OK.
The EU hasn't got the worst Covid death rate in the world.
That dubious honour belongs to the UK under the shabby Vote Leave liars you voted for.
You're welcome.
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26/01/2021 10:55:40 87 5
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150
26/01/2021 10:57:14 26 51
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Our government is crap, but the vaccination programme is going very well thus far (touch wood), probably because they couldn't outsource this to their mates!
475
26/01/2021 11:28:24 25 8
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.......if you're happy to believe the figures being churned out each day
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26/01/2021 11:33:16 41 1
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Check out poor Belgium's record - they are having a terrible time. Belgium is a country by the way, it's not just a vassal body of the EU.
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26/01/2021 11:35:30 28 1
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When the death figures are broken down Covid is only about 2% how do we know the EU figures are correct?. The highest death rates are in Brazil & the USA in excess of 200,000 in USA alone. Get your facts right.
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26/01/2021 11:37:15 44 6
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Dear me, still whinging about being defeated by a democratic vote, unlike the vote that the EU holds to elect it's commission er!! remind me of who voted them in one applicant only, biggest non democratic shambles, I wonder if they organised Uganda's recent elections?
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26/01/2021 11:48:33 20 2
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I wouldn't believe half of what the EU says about CV figures. lareg swathes of the land mass is rural and they are not reporting as much or counting as much as you think. Sad case as it is the UK is testing more than the whole EU and that is a larger population than us
800
26/01/2021 11:56:44 13 2
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Beligium the capital of the EU has a much higher death rate per million inhabitants than the UK.
818
26/01/2021 11:58:39 0 0
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OOOOOH
Dick Removed
26/01/2021 12:33:50 1 2
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Nailed it.
26/01/2021 12:38:49 0 4
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Perhaps that's the result of the inept NHS that is so beloved of Labour.
26/01/2021 12:42:07 13 0
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How COVID deaths are recorded in some other countries is different. There is no international standard way of doing it. Some are more honest than others that's for sure.
26/01/2021 12:48:03 7 1
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And here we go... a lefty dig at brexit during a completely unrelated conversation. I wondered how long it would take, and it wasn't long!
26/01/2021 12:49:17 0 2
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Lies .. now go do some research and come back and tell the truth, with your tail between your legs
26/01/2021 13:12:10 5 0
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We do not have the worst death rate; where did you get that from?
26/01/2021 13:13:37 4 0
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Do not speak to soon john... EU has only had about 10-20% of the new strains so far and we all know there is no stopping it. The new strains are starting to take hold in EU and that is why they are starting to panic. The next 30 days are looking terrible for the EU
26/01/2021 13:13:48 2 0
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That's not actually correct. The US has the highest total death rate, Belgium has the highest per capita followed by Slovenia.
26/01/2021 13:50:38 0 0
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Oooooh. Get you!!
26/01/2021 13:59:12 1 0
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Bet you will still want your vaccination over here though won’t you
26/01/2021 14:03:09 2 0
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See what the death rate is in three months time. Also would you put up with curfews at 18.00 this isn't over stop trying to score glory points when we don't know how this pandemic is going to pan out. All Govts have got things wrong at least we have got the vaccination programme right.
26/01/2021 14:09:15 0 0
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I'm glad I don't know you. Bit bitter aren't we.
26/01/2021 14:23:04 1 0
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The worst death rate is in Belgium. This is also were the both the Pfizer vaccine and the EU supply of the AstraZenneca vaccine is being made.
26/01/2021 14:40:59 1 0
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The germans for one count only people who die OF covid, not WITH covid as we do. They still have over 50,000 deaths despite this and despite their "world beating" track and trace. Latter was a waste of time, as here.
26/01/2021 14:56:09 1 0
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maybe our figure are correct and the EU countries with nearby elections not so
26/01/2021 15:01:46 1 0
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In truth the UK is 3rd in world death rates per million people, behind Belgium in 1st place and Slovenia in 2nd, about the same as Czechia 4th and Italy 5th. https://www.statista.com/statistics/1104709/coronavirus-deaths-worldwide-per-million-inhabitants/
26/01/2021 15:27:14 0 0
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yawn
26/01/2021 15:42:04 0 0
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liar
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Fin
26/01/2021 10:43:59 135 14
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Looks like a good thing Brexit was done, missed out on this bureaucracy
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26/01/2021 10:49:00 4 11
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I'm presuming you're just ignoring the endless red tape at borders then?
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26/01/2021 10:49:00 2 1
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Presumably you know what those terms are then?
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26/01/2021 10:49:01 41 4
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Makes me wonder why they placed 300m doses of the vaccine with a company in the UK. When they had their own vaccine company inside the EU in Belgian and could have jumped the queue saying because it was an EU company they come first with getting vaccines from them
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26/01/2021 10:54:06 19 3
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Because both the vaccine companies in EU are partly owned by third country not in EU.
26/01/2021 12:44:04 1 0
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Pfizer is a us listed company
26/01/2021 12:45:14 5 0
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They are first in line for the French vaccine, having prioritised that under orders from the Macron idiot. Pity that it is months late and nowhere near approval.
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26/01/2021 10:49:03 456 19
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The EU hasn't approved the AstraZeneca vaccine. So what's their problem? Perhaps its: "EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides had earlier said the 27-member EU bloc would "take any action required to protect its citizens" - except of course efficiently organise the supply and delivery of vaccine.
Jim
26/01/2021 12:14:16 195 4
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If they are so worried then fast track the approval. Then maybe AstaZeneca can allocate some stock to them. Rather than trying to stop people who are willing to use the product from saving lives.
26/01/2021 13:11:16 16 0
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The EU also told other members of the EU they were not allowed to outsource vaccines from any other countries they could only get them from the EU but Germany and France had already been looking to outsource. Dictators
26/01/2021 14:29:31 1 0
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One of the reasons why lots of EU citizens hate the EU. Slow, bureaucratic. I really want the failed state of Italy (huge debts, mafia infiltration of the public sector bankrupted the health care system in the south closing 18 hospitals, 18) to leave. That would be a game changer however, departures it could come from the former eastern Bloc, Poland, Hungary.
26/01/2021 15:30:06 1 0
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Agree pretty pointless complaining about a supply that you have yet to approve. It should be in peoples arms, what do they want, to have it sitting on a shelf ready for the big day when they finally get around to agreeing that AZ is ok. If they poured money in then you would expect they already knew the answer. Next step EU seizes control of all production on the Continent, then MEPs first in Q.
26/01/2021 15:49:34 0 0
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They will approve once they are ready to go. Its looks less incompetent that way
26/01/2021 15:52:51 0 4
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They have a contract with AstraZeneca about getting the vaccine produced before it is approved. They funded the production. But the vaccine isn't there, it is sold to the US and UK who pay more. That is the problem.
26/01/2021 16:52:47 0 0
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They're too slow..as usual and only care about their political project.
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26/01/2021 10:46:17 7 16
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EU do have a way to go to catch up with UK
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26/01/2021 10:49:25 1 4
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There's no UK ANYMORE. Btw you only vaccinated 1 doze. ??????
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26/01/2021 10:59:20 2 2
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So you are happy that the EU are building an Empire which seems to be coming more authoritarian by the day?
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26/01/2021 10:49:26 107 8
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Why is it I feel all this is just the tip of the iceberg. Europe have a bitter taste in their mouth when it now comes to the UK.
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26/01/2021 10:42:25 746 66
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So the Eu showing it’s spots no legal action against Pfizer who are also not supplying what they agreed. They are not the only country not getting their full allocation including the uk. What would they say if we did the same thing. Hope the delivery drivers taking the vaccine to Eu have filled in the right paperwork and have left their ham Sandwiches at home
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26/01/2021 10:49:39 664 71
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They're huge hypocrites... such as when they put sanctions on America over government subsidy to Boeing supposedly giving them an unfair advantage... while Airbus is quite literally an EU political project.

You couldn't make it up.
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26/01/2021 11:01:38 25 14
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Actually, it was the other way around. The USA imposed sanctions first and the EU responded. But you knew that, didn't you?
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26/01/2021 11:53:27 15 34
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isnt it we that are the hypocrites? we've chosen not to work together and so now we complain if they operate in their own interests (and with 27 countries they have a fair bit of clout)
26/01/2021 12:28:39 1 3
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Except you just have!
26/01/2021 12:31:32 12 1
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Boeing/Airbus is completely off topic - but it was the other way round with the US taking Airbus/EU to WTO (that's the org. we rely on now) and the truth is the only winners were the lawyers. WTO said direct subsidies by EU to Airbus were unfair as were tax breaks, unusually favourable contract terms and heavily biased military contracts by US. So it was US that started it.
26/01/2021 12:45:53 4 1
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100% correct.
26/01/2021 12:43:56 2 1
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"You couldn't make it up."

But you did just make it up. It didn't happen like that at all.
26/01/2021 12:51:00 3 0
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Germany has the highest number of cartels operating than any other country in the world.
26/01/2021 13:29:52 1 1
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“You couldn’t make it up” however you did!!! The WTO arbitrated, looked over 15 years at each sides case and they approved the sanctions and the level of the sanctions that the EU should level against the USA for their state aid for Boeing. Nothing like letting your bias against the EU to cloud the truth, like 99% of the comments n here.
26/01/2021 13:35:50 2 0
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Those in wales producing the wings must really hate the EU for that one. So much so they voted out.
26/01/2021 13:49:19 0 1
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Well you did
26/01/2021 14:06:09 0 0
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You couldn't make up this sort of rubbish either, if you understood the debate (oh, yes and what the Americans did to destroy the British aircraft industry).
26/01/2021 14:19:13 1 0
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Agreed. The French state still have huge ownership of what seems to be private sector business, Eurostar, EDF and such like. The reason why they fiercely protect the single market is because competition would make many of their firms bankrupt.
26/01/2021 15:58:39 1 0
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The UK would do the same. The EU have a contract with Aztra Zenca(AZ), AZ inform the EU that they are going to fall short of the delivery it promised. Covid is an international emergency and vaccines are a matter of national security and the EU have asked AZ to inform them every time they plan to export supplies. If these exports effect vaccines supplies to the EU then it will ban exports
26/01/2021 16:03:00 1 0
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Seems to me quite a few on here are doing just that, making it up. Reading through this stream of nonsense feels like the ramblings of conspiracy theorists.
27/01/2021 12:04:01 0 0
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You could; you have.
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26/01/2021 10:49:52 149 6
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Both Astra Zenica and Pfizer have experienced difficulties

They clearly do not want difficulties, they make money the more they sell, so I would believe AZ and Pfizer on this.

European bureaucracy has been slow and they are blaming others for their ineptitude. Slow to approve the drugs, slow to order the right number and slow to administer the vaccines
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26/01/2021 11:25:27 61 1
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The AZ vaccine is produced on a 'not for profit' basis.
26/01/2021 15:27:55 1 0
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Well said. And EU hasn’t started using or even approved AZ vaccine yet. So if there is a temporary tightening in supply surely you would expect to prioritise those countries that are already using the vaccine today, otherwise would impact ongoing programmes and potentially lead to deaths. EU already has 2 vaccines approved and in use.
26/01/2021 16:36:02 0 1
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Look at the facts They have ordered and they are not getting what they paid for. Do people such as you ignore the facts just to make a political point.
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26/01/2021 10:49:54 4 6
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Now before we get to the EU being spiteful towards Britain, let's remember that AZ is talking about defaulting on its commitment and the EU is trying to hold them to it.

(But I wouldn't put it past the EU to use it as some sort of leverage later, perhaps until we give them full diplomatic status ... which may be fair enough if they agree to downgrade the embassies of their constituent nations.)
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26/01/2021 10:43:27 73 13
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I got mine yesterday !
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26/01/2021 10:49:56 4 13
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Well now I'm wondering if I got theirs.....
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26/01/2021 11:01:10 1 1
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Brilliant :-)
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26/01/2021 10:49:57 178 12
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So the EU are blockading vaccine exports that have already been ordered by other countries, to cover up their own failings in vaccine procurement. Selfish and vindictive.
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26/01/2021 10:51:46 102 7
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Pretty much, yes.
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26/01/2021 10:58:16 2 16
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Not so - read the article

Companies making Covid vaccines in the EU would have to "provide early notification whenever they want to export vaccines to third countries"

If supplies of UK manufactured vaccine are not being delivered to the EU per contract, then does it not seem reasonable they monitor delivery of EU sourced vaccine to the UK?
26/01/2021 16:32:28 0 0
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Where's the vaccine they ordered and paid for.
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26/01/2021 10:50:01 349 27
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The EU is a cumbersome & spiteful body unable to get timely decisions made in times of crisis due to the very nature of its political construct.

Balkan war? Absolutely impotent on action

Syrian migrant crisis? Washed its hands of it and left Greece and Italy to rot

Now Covid & vaccines. EU now attempting to drive a wedge between more humans during a time of suffering. They're utterly deplorable
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26/01/2021 10:53:36 42 241
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Deplorable is how I describe those trying to "drive a wedge between more humans during a time of suffering" by screaming their hatred of our brothers & sisters the other side of the Channel & across the Irish sea.....
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26/01/2021 11:37:55 7 28
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Germany took 1 million Syrian refugees last time I looked, how many did the UK take? UK was also an EU member during everything you described, who exactly washed their hands????
26/01/2021 12:54:36 3 14
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I seem to remember that Germany took in more than 1 million Syrian refugees at the height of the crisis.
26/01/2021 16:28:29 0 0
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What no brexit to talk about.
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26/01/2021 10:40:58 1485 181
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The EU have handled the vaccine supply dreadfully compared to the UK, well done all involved in the distribution and giving us hope
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26/01/2021 10:50:01 52 277
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I think you'll find that the EU are The Professionals.
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26/01/2021 10:58:26 244 44
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They still haven't approved The AstraZeneca vaccine, you could not make this stuff up. I have a horrible feeling the riots in the Netherlands are only going to start spreading. Particularly if EU citizens start seeing other countries start opening up as a result of successful vaccine programs. Even the most pro EU types must agree that the optics of this are appalling.
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26/01/2021 11:11:12 78 14
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Not with this issue they’re not.

More like the Chuckle Brothers.........
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26/01/2021 11:16:12 12 6
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Evidently they are, in an unprofessional world.
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26/01/2021 11:21:47 88 13
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They haven't even approved the vaccine yet so why complain about its distribution just a smoke screen to cover up the EU's poor planning and roll out FOR once old Bojo done something right (well probably)
548
26/01/2021 11:34:33 6 0
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Ahhh Ha ha ha...
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pw
26/01/2021 12:05:32 2 2
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NOT!
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26/01/2021 10:46:26 9 34
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This Brexit thing isn't going very well is it? Unable to import stuff, unable to export stuff. I thought there was going to be no downside.
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26/01/2021 10:50:12 3 3
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If we were still in E U we still wouldn’t be able to use the vaccine
81
26/01/2021 10:50:21 86 5
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Most of the AstraZeneca vaccine which we are using is produced in the UK. The EU has no control.
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26/01/2021 10:53:43 5 43
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Vice versa Pfitzer-BioNtech. 95% effective..
Lou
26/01/2021 13:00:43 0 0
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Unfortunately a lot of the materials used in the manufacture e.g vials/syringes etc are made in either the EU/USA so might be some loss of control.
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26/01/2021 10:44:16 396 23
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So the EU will be stopping exports to the UK of their Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (the one which takes longer to manufacture, has smaller production volumes and requires careful handling and has a limited shelf life) and will also be stopping imports of the easier to produce and larger production volume UK AstraZeneca vaccine

I think they are doing us a favour, quite frankly!
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26/01/2021 10:50:35 235 6
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And costs a lot more don't forget
828
26/01/2021 11:59:39 4 2
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Cost is irrelevant if it saves lives and lets us get out of these lockdowns.
26/01/2021 12:13:48 2 5
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But is it as effective?
26/01/2021 12:30:22 4 25
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There has never been any plan to export any of the AZ vaccine from the UK. Their total capacity is however under a quarter of just UK's need. I you listen to all these armchair buffoons spouting 'fortress Britain' and we will be left high and dry with 75% of us dead...
TV
26/01/2021 18:16:09 0 0
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And what price do you place on lives saved,
Nothing is too expensive if it saves a life.
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26/01/2021 10:47:17 437 80
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EU are a third rate dictatorship.
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26/01/2021 10:50:43 224 37
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They took too long with the approvals
26/01/2021 12:32:57 2 4
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They did not use emergency approval as we did - reserved for one person at a time usually. They fully approved the Pfizer one 2 weeks after we emergency approved and may pass the AZ one - if the German reports of it being only 5% effective in the over 65s can be discounted.
26/01/2021 14:41:30 0 1
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Lots of things I liked about the EU: Free movement, Consumer protection, they were responsible for mobile phone calls being charged as one is in the UK, flight compensation, low fees on credit and debit cards which will increase by Mastercard in October, no paperwork for business, EU grants given to poor areas, Wales, Cornwall without political favour unlike both our parties.
26/01/2021 14:42:20 1 0
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However slow, bureaucratic and did not in any way solve long term unemployment and too many EU staff.
26/01/2021 17:04:35 1 0
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The EU may have taken so long in an effort to undermine trust in the UK 's fast track approach, instead of examining what we were doing and seeing that they could speed things up considerably, too. Looks like they'd rather be spiteful to a former member who had the temerity to leave, than protect EU citizens lives.
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26/01/2021 10:46:39 9 24
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The EU wants AstraZeneca to meet the terms of the contract.
Nothing wrong with that.
84
26/01/2021 10:50:47 7 5
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Yeah... you can understand why the EU is miffed in that respect. But coming out now saying they are going to change the rules so it makes the things harder for the UK to get the vaccine from them is childish and just being spiteful
50
26/01/2021 10:46:39 9 24
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The EU wants AstraZeneca to meet the terms of the contract.
Nothing wrong with that.
85
26/01/2021 10:50:56 4 3
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which it is. the terms of the contract state that AZ will supply a % of the order not neccessarily the whole order. the EU screwed up big time
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26/01/2021 10:45:10 8 29
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What don’t Brexiteers understand about Brexit? The EU is responsible for its citizens. We are no longer on the EU. We have ‘taken back control’. The only authority responsible for ensuring GB vaccine supplies is the UK government. It seems cakeist Brexiteers want to blame the EU when we were in, and blame the EU now we are out. Which is it?
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PL
26/01/2021 10:50:57 5 2
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Nobody is blaming the EU for that decision. What they are saying is that it is entirely representative of their broad ineptitude
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26/01/2021 10:42:25 746 66
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So the Eu showing it’s spots no legal action against Pfizer who are also not supplying what they agreed. They are not the only country not getting their full allocation including the uk. What would they say if we did the same thing. Hope the delivery drivers taking the vaccine to Eu have filled in the right paperwork and have left their ham Sandwiches at home
87
26/01/2021 10:51:05 30 6
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The ham probably came from the Netherlans or Denmark anyway: you'd wonder why they'd ban it.
26/01/2021 12:14:44 2 0
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No certificate of origin.
26/01/2021 13:36:19 1 0
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Destruction is a form of consumption.
26/01/2021 14:33:38 2 0
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Those customs officers must had though it better to take away those ham sandwiches and make the drivers go into European shops for provisions instead of letting them stay self sufficient in their cabs. Isolated as much as possible from other populations.

A great move in a pandemic!
26/01/2021 17:06:38 0 0
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A good reson to ban Danish ham is that they feed thier pigs on procesed sand eels which is causing the puffins a serious problem as it is thier main food source.
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26/01/2021 10:46:39 9 24
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The EU wants AstraZeneca to meet the terms of the contract.
Nothing wrong with that.
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26/01/2021 10:51:08 4 3
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The EU were too slow to approve
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26/01/2021 10:51:11 94 9
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I see the ham sandwich snatchers are at it again.
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26/01/2021 10:53:32 71 5
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Make sure we wrap the Orford vaccine in some Ham before sending it them
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26/01/2021 10:51:15 116 3
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Another point the Eu can’t even use the Oxford jab as they haven’t even approved it yet
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RC
26/01/2021 10:51:15 11 10
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AstraZeneca should honour their contractual obligations - if you cannot honour them on this important issue you can never be trusted to honour them. This is not an EU/Brexit issue.
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26/01/2021 10:54:03 3 1
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There a lot more to this than meets the eye
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26/01/2021 10:55:16 4 1
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AstraZeneca are not deliberately cutting supplies, they have a manufacturing issue. What do you expect them to do magic it up instead?
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26/01/2021 10:55:22 2 1
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What exactly are their contractual obligations?
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26/01/2021 10:55:54 2 4
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we are dealing with biological material here and at the outset of our roll out I remember the health secretary raising possible problems with manufacture The EU are showing their true protectionist colours same as when they seized exports of PPE bound for this country So glad we are out of their mafia inspired club
26/01/2021 14:55:06 0 0
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The delay is down to their EU based outsourced manufacturer.
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26/01/2021 10:46:39 9 24
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The EU wants AstraZeneca to meet the terms of the contract.
Nothing wrong with that.
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26/01/2021 10:51:20 5 2
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Their insistence on having every dose labelled in the native language of the country it's going to,instead of English,isn't slowing things down?
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26/01/2021 10:46:26 9 34
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This Brexit thing isn't going very well is it? Unable to import stuff, unable to export stuff. I thought there was going to be no downside.
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26/01/2021 10:51:39 1 3
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UK is the world beating nation of the vaccination
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26/01/2021 11:27:11 2 1
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That's Israel.
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26/01/2021 10:51:40 131 5
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I’m surprised the EU is still even interested in the AstraZeneca vaccine after some of the awful disinformation some German newspapers were trying to spout.

Maybe the EU should work on bettering their handling of vaccine distribution first.
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26/01/2021 10:53:40 78 16
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Too busy trying to wangle perks for their UK diplomat in waiting
26/01/2021 16:16:48 0 0
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Ve haf vays .....
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26/01/2021 10:49:57 178 12
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So the EU are blockading vaccine exports that have already been ordered by other countries, to cover up their own failings in vaccine procurement. Selfish and vindictive.
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26/01/2021 10:51:46 102 7
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Pretty much, yes.
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26/01/2021 10:52:12 4 2
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There we go again, politicians making unrealistic "pledges" and then stating 'this is not acceptable' and putting the blame on others when 3rd parties are possibly not able to fulfill these pledges due to work to increase capacity at manufacturing plants.
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26/01/2021 10:45:47 1179 157
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EU shambles ... rioting in Netherlands, vaccine production issues in Belgium, AZ vaccine not yet approved. At least they can confiscate sandwiches with the best of them!
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26/01/2021 10:52:23 700 171
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EU are a busted flush
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26/01/2021 11:19:16 33 92
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mostly wealthier than the UK,stronger currency,less govt and personal debt and a better life expectancy/standard of living.I could go on.
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26/01/2021 11:30:11 46 12
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EU is a busted flush
Jim
26/01/2021 14:15:44 6 0
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Or a flustered blush ......
But, if and when our own situation allows, I trust that we can find the humanity, decency and generosity of spirit to offer whatever help we can give wherever it is needed. After all, whilst we are not part of the European Union, we are part of Europe.
26/01/2021 14:41:09 0 2
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'Busted flush'... I guess you've been on another planet for the last 4 years, m8.
26/01/2021 21:55:27 1 0
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Soooo busted ! An early demise on the cards hopefully , then a reboot of Europe as it should have remained ....6 or 9 countries at most , no CAP. CFP , light touch from the centre but plenty of frictionless trade . No superstate !!
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26/01/2021 10:44:29 572 36
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Companies would basically have to ask the EU permission before they export the a vaccine to other parts of the world to save people life's.

Well there is a positive advertising slogan for the EU right there.
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PL
26/01/2021 10:52:38 459 40
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Perhaps that is the EU plus that Sturgeon is after. Has Scotland produced any vaccine yet ?
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26/01/2021 11:01:11 12 60
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YES as at the moment they are part of the UK. also they don't need so much because of her faster actions their infection rate is lower than England's
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26/01/2021 11:18:48 2 7
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Uk????
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26/01/2021 11:53:17 11 49
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Has England produced any oil yet? Or housed any submarines yet? Or had it's ability to manage it's own finances taken away yet?
26/01/2021 12:39:21 3 2
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Penicillin
Insulin
Typhoid vaccine
General Anaesthetic
Treatment for TB
Developing beta blockers
Developing modern asthma therapies
Propofol
HPV vaccine
26/01/2021 12:44:11 12 3
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That's a very good point.

Imagine if the Scottish were producing the vaccine for all of the UK - the SNP would have held the English to ransom for it!

We English have always preferred to share our wealth and resources with the rest of the UK - it's a wonder they all despise us so much, particularly the Scotch.
26/01/2021 12:49:17 1 1
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Yes, gallons of the stuff called Scotch whiskey..
Nicely illustrates the advantages of homegrown production unless SNP and co. decide to get awkward.
26/01/2021 13:39:19 2 0
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Apparently they have around 400,000 does they're not even using, which is odd as they currently have the worst rollout among the entire UK, almost as if the SNP are indeed useless one note charlatans
26/01/2021 13:55:50 2 0
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No she ain’t has she. I just hope that if they do get independence we don’t still finance her health service in fact everything she gets from us
26/01/2021 14:23:34 0 2
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If the Scots want to leave we have to let them. We cannot say you can't leave yet we left the EU and they voted to remain. We have also shafted them. Profitable potato seeds banned by the Brexit deal and shellfish which us lot should be eating is rotting on this side of the border due to paperwork. Crap deal.
26/01/2021 14:33:52 0 1
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You haven't produced either,just copied and pasted from German pharmacy business
26/01/2021 14:53:26 0 0
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Well, it's not only UK but Sweden also, so it's not from England, it's UK
26/01/2021 15:11:57 0 0
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Scotland is part of the UK you muppet!

(For now)

Besides, I believe the Vaccine is not a "UK vaccine". The company is part swedish too. You conveniently forgot that part heh?
26/01/2021 15:49:07 1 0
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Just SNP bile!
26/01/2021 16:16:08 0 0
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26/01/2021 16:52:03 0 0
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LOL
27/01/2021 08:07:37 0 0
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Lots of embarrassed faces in Holyrood. Covid vaccine battles are a 100 % gift to UK unionists. SNP lost for words.
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26/01/2021 10:45:28 57 173
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See what I mean?
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26/01/2021 10:52:42 135 25
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Yes but he's right - and you should be enraged too with this sort of juvenile, dehumanising behaviour from the EU. Utterly red-faced because their bureaucracy and procedure is holding up the roll-out across countries in their 'union'.
26/01/2021 13:23:18 0 9
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EU "bureaucracy and procedure" is not holding up roll-out of the vaccine. Any EU state can use the same protocol as the UK did in order to approve a vaccine for national use, if it wants to. The early UK approval was not a "brexit benefit." It was done within the EU rules. EU nations have largely chosen to stick together and use a more thorough approval process than the UK did.
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26/01/2021 10:45:35 161 12
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This is brilliant. The EU has paid the least, paid the least in funding per capita, the EU plants cant produce as much and now they want the UK provisions. They can go to hell. IF they wont allow fresh fish across the border... why should the EU get vaccines? The French and Germans were VERY quick to stop mask supplies to the UK. The UK should stop the export of vaccines and only sell to nations.
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26/01/2021 10:52:48 4 3
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You tell 'em!