Covid: Europe's vaccine rollout 'unacceptably slow' - WHO
01/04/2021 | news | world | 2,625
The WHO says the situation in the wider Europe region is more worrying than it has been in several months.
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01/04/2021 11:54:14 104 7
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This will be a fun HYS....popcorn at the ready !!!
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01/04/2021 11:57:00 80 260
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No doubt the Brexiteers will be on here claiming this as some type of evidence that Brexit wasn't a colossal act of self harm afterall!
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01/04/2021 11:54:36 22 47
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Cue a wave of comments from Brexiteers claiming that this proves Brexit was a success.

Change the record!!
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01/04/2021 11:55:41 1 1
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cool!
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01/04/2021 11:56:33 19 3
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A comment complaining about Brexiteers. Can you change the record?
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01/04/2021 11:58:39 12 3
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Oh dear, have we dared to point out a failing in your beloved EU?
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01/04/2021 12:01:19 7 1
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strangely enough, I am in the group you mention, but to me it's done and dusted, the big picture of things now surely
getting Europe up to our speed, not posting sour grape we told you so comments. It's best surely for all concerned. By the way, I changed the record.
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01/04/2021 12:09:00 2 0
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Your turn. Come here, bend over.....(boot).....Ah that's better!
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01/04/2021 11:55:21 80 14
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roll on uk
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01/04/2021 11:57:12 91 2
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Is that a new deodorant?
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01/04/2021 11:55:24 696 200
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I hope that hardline British Remainers and ignorant Europeans eat whole humble pies. They’re disgraceful behaviour and smearing of the AZ and the UK is one of the most devious and literally fatal mishaps not only of this pandemic,but in recent times.

Utterly ashamed and disgusted to be European.
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01/04/2021 12:00:27 232 618
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'is one of the most devious and literally fatal mishaps not only of this pandemic,but in recent times'

I'm sure I've seen a bigger mishap painted on the side of a bus somewhere...
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01/04/2021 12:00:43 71 50
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As a hardline remainer, I'd like to point out that you're conflating sensible people on both sides of the UK/EU border, who were upset to lose so much when Brexit happened, with small-minded xenophobes, on which Little England does not have the monopoly.

Also, I've eaten way too much pie already during lockdown, but maybe a humble jog would do me good.
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01/04/2021 12:03:50 74 131
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This will pass and when it does, Brexit will still be a steaming pile of $h1te

All this period is doing is temporarily covering the smell
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01/04/2021 12:07:47 70 32
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They're doing all of this purely because they are jealous and petty at our leaving.
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01/04/2021 12:08:18 43 3
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AZ vaccine. I personally would take it tomorrow but its my husbands turn then. America is not using it. They gave AZ to Canada and Canada are not using it for under 55s. They are not in Europe. The World is bigger than Europe and the UK. Stay Safe Everyone.
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01/04/2021 12:08:47 57 4
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I can't believe they've got it so wrong at every single turn ??

All we're seeing now is bluster and nothing to counter the damage they've caused ??
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01/04/2021 12:09:43 30 19
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Even if we had remained in the EU we were still sovereign enough to have done just as we have now done.

No EU country was compelled to join the EU vaccine syndicate and I’m sure the UK would have still gone its own way even if it was still an EU member.
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01/04/2021 11:57:02 20 22
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change the record mate.. this doesn't mean brexit was a success getting boring now.
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01/04/2021 12:11:23 9 35
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Utterly disgusted at tAZ and the far right wing in England.
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01/04/2021 12:13:46 33 10
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My father-in-law straight up called me an idiot for voting to leave the EU.. He lives in France, and is the sort who thinks EVERYTHING about French life is vastly superior to life over here. They are now talking about moving back. Macron is gift that keeps on giving..
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01/04/2021 12:26:14 9 15
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Why would you be ashamed to be European? I'm not ashamed of being British despite the extraordinary levels of government corruption we have.
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01/04/2021 12:28:48 11 7
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What a ssit person you are indeed!
What matters most to you is not that people somewhere in the world are not vaccinated, but who eats humble pie, to boost your insatiable self-esteem issue.

Leave or not leave, you will NEVER be happy because you can't vote away your grumpiness and low self-esteem.
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01/04/2021 12:34:10 11 4
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"Utterly ashamed and disgusted to be European."

Don't be. It's your "leaders" who should be deeply ashamed; they prefer to play politics while people die. We have no quarrel with European citizens (well, as a Brexiteer, I certainly don't) but only with the dreadful EU which is just one more layer of bureaucracy too far. Politicians and "officials" are a waste of time and space.
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01/04/2021 12:38:36 9 4
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Especially as President Macron is publicly stating that it is the "British variant" which is infecting France and it is the "British variant" which has caused the latest lockdown in France. Disgusting behavior and rhetoric that has never been acceptable, which, had it come out of the mouth of Donald Trump, would have been headline news and garnered condemnation from world leaders and media alike.
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01/04/2021 12:39:00 9 0
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Di I smell somewhere Big Pharma, making billions from vaccines, somewehere in the trashing of the not for profit AZ vacine which has given its IP away as a humanitariang gesture for free.
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01/04/2021 12:39:50 4 10
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The Europeans I know are fully aware that the evidence does not support the suspension of the drug. Also, in case you haven't noticed, Boris and his cronies smear and lie too. Hence Brexit.
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01/04/2021 12:43:48 9 9
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Why can Brexiters never get THERE, THEIR and THEY'RE right. Every single one of them!
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01/04/2021 12:49:52 2 1
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Unfortunately they won’t eat our ‘humblepie’ as need a vet to approve them before they will take them.
idiot Removed
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01/04/2021 11:54:36 22 47
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Cue a wave of comments from Brexiteers claiming that this proves Brexit was a success.

Change the record!!
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01/04/2021 11:55:41 1 1
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cool!
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01/04/2021 11:55:41 489 86
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Thank goodness we're out of that shambles.
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01/04/2021 11:56:39 117 35
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"Omnishambles..."
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01/04/2021 12:14:38 15 33
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Tell that to British business who are finding exporting to Europe virtually impossible now. It would have been entirely possible to have remained in the world's largest single market and run our own vaccine procurement.
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01/04/2021 12:26:33 22 4
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I suspect that we won't be the last.
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01/04/2021 12:33:26 23 11
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Whilst we have left the EU club they are trying their best to scupper any plans the UK has. EU is all about bullying, fake news, incompetence by the small few individuals that mismanage things.
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01/04/2021 12:39:00 9 24
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Don't forget the 127,000 dead. UK has the highest death toll in Europe.
01/04/2021 13:24:45 5 12
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I could have given your comment more credence had you shown merely a glimmer of intellect - had we still been in the EU we could have still driven our own independent vaccine programme. But hey don't let facts get in the way of your gammon vitriol, it never has in the past, mind.

Ignorance is bliss, ahhhhh
01/04/2021 13:33:46 6 0
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Yes, we prefer our own, British, shambles! ??
01/04/2021 14:03:07 1 6
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Thank goodness we will resume our position as an EU Member State - this time with a positive and confident attitude - before long.
01/04/2021 14:22:29 1 3
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Yes thank God the UK is out of our lives.
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01/04/2021 11:55:49 197 0
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Hopefully this is all resolved soon and we can move on with our lives.
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01/04/2021 11:58:32 40 229
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Quite right. Starting with getting rid of the border restrictions - there is no normal while we are caged on this island; despite what politicians may claim.
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01/04/2021 11:59:34 12 38
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If last April 1st you read a BBC report that a year later we’d still be in LD, wearing masks, unable to sit in open stadiums, have a wedding, having to watch loved ones die alone: our NHS reduced to a National Covid Service and still being subjected to a 24/7 barrage of fear propaganda from every quarter; for a disease that has a survivability rate of 99.6%...you’d think they were having a laugh.
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01/04/2021 11:56:24 136 12
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Too many chiefs...
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01/04/2021 12:37:41 61 4
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Well paid chiefs !!!!
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01/04/2021 11:56:28 530 56
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The EU simply didnt pull their fingers out quickly enough to order the vaccine. So instead of taking a measured approach to the challenge, they snarl at the UK and attempt to bully us- so glad we are out-good riddance to that lot
That type of jingoistic far right nonsense is deeply unhelpful. If Europeans die, you don't win. It's not a competition, so please, grow up and develop a conscience. Removed
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01/04/2021 12:22:23 64 9
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Their petulant attitude was one of many reasons I voted to leave. I know remainers love to paint anyone who voted leave as a xenophobic imbecile, but I couldn't be farther from that. I made a measured & informed decision. Their refusal to grant Cameron minor, common sense changes was the final straw for me. The EU is a bloated inefficient & pointless haven for paper shufflers.
01/04/2021 13:58:52 2 3
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A global pandemic doesn't justify leaving the EU, unless that really is the only argument you can come up with, nearly five years on.
01/04/2021 14:02:34 2 4
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And good riddance to Quitters, wherever they may be found.
01/04/2021 15:51:01 1 1
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Certainly, the EU has played the dumb role here. Instead of relying on outer resources such as AZ, they should invest in their own production of vaccines. They criticize UK but won´t povide any solutions. Stop importing british products once and for all!
01/04/2021 18:20:56 1 4
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More fact-free propaganda?
AZ failed to meet their contract deliveries because they didn't invest enough in expanding production in the EU.
Meanwhile, EU countries have delivered 30% of our vaccines to us and are still doing so.
UK has exported ... zero.
01/04/2021 20:45:24 1 1
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I think you will come to regret your good riddance to that lot. Fishermen are already having problems trying to export their shell fish to the EU and farmers who export 75% of their lamb. Remember it was Boris who signed this so called free trade deal. Brexiteers did not get what they voted for in 2016. In fact Brexit is the biggest mistake the UK has ever made.
02/04/2021 15:39:31 0 2
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You shouldn't believe the lies you read in the right wing press.
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01/04/2021 11:54:36 22 47
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Cue a wave of comments from Brexiteers claiming that this proves Brexit was a success.

Change the record!!
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01/04/2021 11:56:33 19 3
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A comment complaining about Brexiteers. Can you change the record?
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01/04/2021 11:56:37 774 38
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Maybe if they used the vaccines they have rather than playing politics with them they would be getting on better.
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01/04/2021 12:01:47 565 12
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And if they don't want the AZ option send them here, I'm sure we can use them, but then don't tell us we need to export more when the EU countries don't want them
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01/04/2021 12:02:07 10 129
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Maybe if we started exporting a few more as opposed to hogging all the vaccines then the whole world might be able to start moving forward.
01/04/2021 14:23:14 10 2
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I was disgusted to read that millions of jabs sit in warehouses in EU unused while EU has the gall to complain about UK roll out !!
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01/04/2021 15:41:57 2 3
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All available doses are distributed and use fairly quickly.
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01/04/2021 11:55:41 489 86
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Thank goodness we're out of that shambles.
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01/04/2021 11:56:39 117 35
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"Omnishambles..."
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01/04/2021 12:18:52 14 3
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"mega-omnishambles and shower of mess"
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01/04/2021 12:28:17 11 2
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Clustershambles..
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01/04/2021 11:54:14 104 7
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This will be a fun HYS....popcorn at the ready !!!
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01/04/2021 11:57:00 80 260
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No doubt the Brexiteers will be on here claiming this as some type of evidence that Brexit wasn't a colossal act of self harm afterall!
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01/04/2021 12:00:01 68 8
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Not as much self harm as smearing a vaccine for political reasons and likely killing youre own citizens because of it.
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01/04/2021 12:01:13 65 16
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I prefer to see the other side of the same coin : remaining would have been a colossal act of self harm. just 3 months has passed and this is a rather good example what harm we could have inflicted upon ourselves by staying.
Here's another one. Come here. Bend over. (boot). There ya go! Removed
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01/04/2021 11:59:56 27 5
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Don't you like a healthy dose of THE TRUTH?
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01/04/2021 12:15:57 38 3
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Well, as far as evidence goes, it pretty much trumps everything else - you surely can see that? P.S. I was a remainer!
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01/04/2021 12:19:14 28 3
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Really, you say that when the EU, playing snide politics because they massively cocked up, literally costing european citizens their lives ? please, come in to reality, try understanding empathy, you obviously have none Sir.
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01/04/2021 12:25:45 4 10
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You are absolutely right! Thank you.
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01/04/2021 12:42:05 12 3
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No but it does suggest it is a poorly run organisation mainly by un-elected individuals
01/04/2021 13:35:44 1 0
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You never mind the self-harm, Getcher Andsoff and stop all the self-abuse. Leave yourself alone, man!!
01/04/2021 13:36:41 1 2
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No doubt the Remainers will be on here claiming this as some type of evidence that not staying in the dysfunctional EU was a collossal act of self harm..........
01/04/2021 13:55:57 2 1
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France corona cases yesterday, +57,911 , deaths +283, vaccinated 4%
UK +4,052, +43, 46.4 %
Gimme more of that self harm!
01/04/2021 14:05:00 4 0
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You know Getcher, the article isn't about Brexit. Nor was the OP. So........ who's really bringing Brexit into the debate? It's you, isn't it?

Now let's get back on the topic of vaccines - what's your opinion on Macron actively spreading anti-vax myth to the people of France? Of several European health authorities shutting down vaccine programmes with zero evidence, even against expert advice?
01/04/2021 14:36:55 1 0
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Doubt it ... most Brexit people of reasonabler mind just accept that this illustrates EU centralisation - which UK decided to avoid.
01/04/2021 21:18:48 0 0
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I’d imagine they are more likely to be on the business pages amusing themselves at the improving predictions for the uk economy whilst the EU’s goes off a cliff.
02/04/2021 06:29:27 0 1
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And they still have this queer idea that they only got the vaccine because of brexit, Bozo could have done as he did without leaving the EU, vaccination is not covered by EU rules. But don't expect the right wing press to tell you that. It seems odd that the right wing press are still trying to stir up hatred for the EU, I suppose it is because they know that brexit is damaging Britain.
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01/04/2021 11:57:06 291 22
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Too busy blaming others for failure rather than sorting out their citizens health.
01/04/2021 13:36:32 99 13
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What the Politicos not understand is back in the 70's we Brits voted to enter the European Economic Community but when Gordon Brown said the Treaty was an 'agreement' 'cos' he knew we would accept the E.E.C but NOT the E.U with it's bureaucratic committees and their own protection being voted on by the bureaucrats themselves.
This mess shows we did right to quit in time to succeed by ourselves.
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01/04/2021 11:57:11 319 38
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No wonder the EU envies the fleetfooted UK which, now untrammelled by eurocracy, signed-up to buy vaccines much more quickly. Odd, too, that there's no mention of Israel's superlative and world-leading vaccine administration efficiency.
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01/04/2021 12:03:49 88 312
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This situation has nothing to do with our membership of the EU.
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01/04/2021 12:05:25 29 2
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Did not MHRA state that EU membership was irrelevant to vaccine purchasing?
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01/04/2021 12:06:19 38 29
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You realise, of course, that the UK could have followed exactly the same vaccine strategy while still an EU member? And that the UK was subject to, and followed, the EU rules for most of the time it was planning and arranging contracts?
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01/04/2021 12:46:23 26 3
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THat's because Isreal dong something better than other couties doesn't play well with the Islington set.
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01/04/2021 12:46:49 1 2
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Agree with your first comment but not with your second regarding Israel, it has been mentioned here on the BBC website
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01/04/2021 11:55:21 80 14
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roll on uk
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01/04/2021 11:57:12 91 2
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Is that a new deodorant?
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01/04/2021 12:10:12 12 4
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Yes it’s very good at preventing bad EU body odours
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01/04/2021 12:35:18 2 0
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‘Ball’ or ‘aerosol’ ? As the famous Not The Nine O’Clock News ‘ sketch went.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6IBiR9m3vY
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01/04/2021 12:55:44 5 1
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IF it was, the EU would be short of it.
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01/04/2021 12:57:52 4 2
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Yes, I kicks up a stink in the EU.
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01/04/2021 13:17:55 5 1
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One Downvoter has no sense of humour (and sweaty armpits)
01/04/2021 19:56:48 0 0
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It's the ferry bringing all them bloody migrants over ??????
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01/04/2021 11:57:13 9 32
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Not suprising when AZ welch on the contract.
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01/04/2021 12:15:46 3 0
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Contract disputes are very common.Plenty of courts in the EU.
01/04/2021 13:27:37 1 0
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Nobody welched on any contract... just because the EU agreed to a contract and then realised (afterwards) that that wasn't what they wanted after all... Not AZ's fault.
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01/04/2021 11:57:14 15 8
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Well we best avoid holidays in the EU this year. They are trying to make sure the UK doesn't vaccinate everyone, so putting a death wish on us.
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01/04/2021 11:57:19 200 17
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Lib Dems have been very quiet.
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01/04/2021 11:58:59 193 19
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Who are they?
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01/04/2021 11:59:50 17 5
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Who are they ?
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01/04/2021 12:02:31 13 6
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True, but who cares...
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01/04/2021 12:03:13 12 8
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Limp Damps
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01/04/2021 12:27:59 12 4
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No change there then
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01/04/2021 12:37:17 14 6
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Maybe they haven't been able to get the funds together to pay their phone and internet bill.
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01/04/2021 12:56:18 9 3
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Who?? Are they a political party.
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01/04/2021 13:00:32 5 22
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Lib Dems are the only mainstream party opposing the renewal of the authoritarian Coronavirus Act and the rollout of domestic vaccine passports.

Brexit is history, please wake up to the real danger in front of us.
01/04/2021 13:34:43 6 1
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Yep. There's always an upside!
01/04/2021 13:54:59 8 3
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Well there's only about 3 of them anyway. They're probably still recovering from shouting until they're blue in the face about us not having "the foresight to join the EU vaccine programme".
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01/04/2021 20:38:11 1 0
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How do you know ?
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01/04/2021 11:57:27 49 4
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Good to see that the UK is leading the way in the vaccination programme. But why this resistance from some members of the public. After all, if you are in a sinking ship, why would you refuse a lifejacket? Because you think you can swim your way across the Atlantic?
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01/04/2021 12:06:30 43 3
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No, the reluctance comes from something the plumber said about a scientist he saw on the Internet in Poland saying something about false claims, or Mick down the pub who knows everything.
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01/04/2021 11:59:39 3 2
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It's not. That's why. Israel is leading the way.
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01/04/2021 11:57:31 190 20
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It's situations such as this where the failings of an analy bureaucratic behemoth such as the EU combined with the nuances, attitudes and politics of of 27 different nations appear

Too much dithering and talk plus trying to placate the whims of its 27 nations is where the EU model comes unstuck and its citizens suffer with a slow roll out of vaccinations
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01/04/2021 12:49:50 108 3
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Add in their attempt to cover the inordinate time they took to approve the AZ vaccine by saying it was dangerous when they realised they were behind the UK in vaccinations so they could blame the problem on their being cautious and make the UK look reckless, cant have newly independent states doing better than them. That has backfired badly on them as they charge into a 3rd wave.
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01/04/2021 11:57:34 45 10
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The EU Brian Rix farce continues, except it's not funny as they are putting lives at risk by both incompetence and politicking.
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01/04/2021 11:57:42 1037 59
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It is hardly suprising when Macron Merkle and many EU countries trashed the AZ Jab it is terribly sad that 5 people suffered Blood Clots, however put against the Millions given out, the benefits far outway the risks. (Oh and I am waiting for the down voters) which I find very puzzling
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01/04/2021 11:59:44 696 22
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Agree. The irony is that the incidence of blood-clotting in the vaccinated population is actually lower than that of the general population.
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01/04/2021 12:11:38 177 8
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No profits for big EU and US pharma companies if AZ provide vaccine at cost price and give the method of making the vaccine to other companies
No surprise that there is lobbying against AZ vaccine across the world
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01/04/2021 12:14:25 110 52
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50 people supposedly dying from blood clots Vs 500,000 if this virus is left unchecked. Still those Remoaners and the EU want to drag us and AZ through the mud and detail the vaccination drive. Can't tell if the EU are based in reality or playing parts as characters from Dr. Strangelove.
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01/04/2021 12:20:15 8 153
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What exactly is the benefit to a young healthy person or child in taking a "vaxx" that doesn't stop them catching or spreading a virus that for them is inconsequential? Maybe for them the risks of an emergency use only vaxx outweighs the benefit to them? That is called following the science duh!
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01/04/2021 12:29:03 69 3
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Agree, but it had nothing to do with health concerns and everything to do with politics. shameful behaviour
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01/04/2021 12:32:10 10 16
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Mario, that's not correct in Germany alone there where 31 blod cloth incedents and 9 people died!
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01/04/2021 12:33:27 16 4
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19 down voters so far, I think they do it to wind people up rather than they disagree. How could any rational person disagree with what you wrote??
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01/04/2021 12:35:16 22 2
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Who cares............?

Theres a simple solution its called Darwinism, take the vaccine or don't....... your choice.

I'm personally going to take it and I'm looking forward to a better future gene pool.
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01/04/2021 12:36:09 20 4
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And all we wait for now is EU to place the blame on UK selfishness, an unwillingness to export vacvine (that EU don't want) and untrustworthy vaccine.
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01/04/2021 12:37:27 5 3
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I'm down voting you because Merkle did not criticise the AZ jab at all. Quite the opposite. She stated it had been pronounced safe by all the experts.

The reporting saying otherwise was a complete misrepresentation of what she said. You can find her full, unedited, interview if you look for it.

PS: It's outweigh. But yes, the benefits far outweigh the risks, which are not even proven risks.
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01/04/2021 12:41:34 2 2
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Nice to see we have a medical expert on here. Welcome!
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01/04/2021 12:50:50 3 10
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You do know why Germany stopped giving out the AZ jab?

Their Government unlike ours is liable for any death or injury caused by it unless it was cleared by the German Medicines Agency.

Don't let facts get in the way of hate.
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01/04/2021 12:58:19 10 3
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Can anyone explain why the EU (and Macron in particular) only started trashing the AZ vaccine after AZ announced it would be delayed ?

Until then, they seemed happy with it.
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01/04/2021 12:58:23 11 3
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They conveniently ignore the fact that there have been more cases of blood clots from the Pfizer vaccine than from AZ (although both numbers are so small as to be in the noise). The whole thing is clearly inspired by anti-UK sentiments.
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01/04/2021 12:49:01 2 5
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You’re aware than over 300 have died following an AZ vaccine? So says the MHRA’s yellow card reporting system..
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01/04/2021 11:57:48 117 3
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""We must speed up the process by ramping up manufacturing, reducing barriers to administering vaccines, *and using every single vial we have in stock, now*"

Says it all...
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01/04/2021 12:35:59 24 129
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How come the EU have exported over 40 million vaccine doses? The UK have exported none.
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01/04/2021 11:58:06 80 16
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Utter EU shambles. Why is there a EU Commission? Waste of money & cannot ever make a proper collective decision. Why other EU countries tolerate it is beyond me.
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01/04/2021 12:03:23 9 4
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What EU country are you in?
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01/04/2021 12:22:43 7 0
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The commission is the biggest joke. Unelected, but with most of the power....
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01/04/2021 11:58:06 16 4
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"unacceptably slow" like the train between Brussels & Strasbourg?
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01/04/2021 12:18:37 5 1
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And there was never any good reason for the EU's Strasbourg base in the first place.
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01/04/2021 12:24:13 0 0
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Yep - cold gravy doesn't flow fast.
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01/04/2021 11:58:25 55 9
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EU playing politics with peoples lives, they deserve better than that
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01/04/2021 12:10:46 7 10
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All decisions on vaccines mean playing with people's lives!

The EU has been key to developing the Jenner Institute's capacity to develop the new AZ vaccine.

And the EU regulator - the EMA - has supported using the AZ vaccine. But EU members are sovereign states who can take or leave the EMA advice.

Now the EU tells UK it will get no AstraZeneca jabs from EU if firm does not meet commitments.
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Hopefully this is all resolved soon and we can move on with our lives.
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01/04/2021 11:58:32 40 229
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Quite right. Starting with getting rid of the border restrictions - there is no normal while we are caged on this island; despite what politicians may claim.
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01/04/2021 12:32:57 13 12
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Until EVERYONE is vaccinated, overseas travel will be risky as you can still be infected, perhaps by a variant that can beat the vaccine. So until the EU citizens are vaccinated, you are stuck on plaque island.
01/04/2021 13:29:55 2 0
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You cant cry foul over having border restrictions when there are still hundreds of illegal economic migrants turning up in boats every single day.
There can't be that many restrictions if 50 men in a dinghy can float over uninterrupted.
01/04/2021 13:34:13 7 1
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If you hate "this island" that much perhaps you should seriously consider a permanent move? If anyone wants you of course...........................
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01/04/2021 11:54:36 22 47
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Cue a wave of comments from Brexiteers claiming that this proves Brexit was a success.

Change the record!!
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01/04/2021 11:58:39 12 3
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Oh dear, have we dared to point out a failing in your beloved EU?
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01/04/2021 11:58:46 479 43
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The EU will blame everyone else but themselves!
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01/04/2021 12:02:07 329 40
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No wonder sturgeon and her clan are so willing to suck up to them and shackle Scotland to their bone head policies.
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01/04/2021 12:13:14 9 30
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Who is the EU blaming? The EU has been key to developing the Jenner Institute's capacity to develop the new AZ vaccine.

And the EU regulator - the EMA - has supported using the AZ vaccine. But EU members are sovereign states who can take or leave the EMA advice.

But the EU was slow to order vaccines. Now the EU tells UK it will get no AstraZeneca jabs from EU if firm does not meet commitments.
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01/04/2021 12:29:55 7 30
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Says a quitling who still blames the EU even though we have nothing to do with the EU.
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01/04/2021 12:20:04 23 1
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They already have, as a youngster I remember the Soviet Union was remarkably similar.
01/04/2021 13:34:31 0 0
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The EU do not have a monopoly on blaming things on others!
01/04/2021 13:36:50 1 6
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The irony of your comment is staggering - there's no one worse than quitters who blame everyone for the disaster of brexit but themselves. Then again you couldn't care less about exporters and importers because, well, "You're all right Jack", ain't cha? Lies and all.
01/04/2021 14:19:20 0 5
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And the Daily Mail sheep just repeat their spoon-fed xenophobia. The world isn't about them v us. Time to think further than "goodies" and "baddies".
01/04/2021 15:05:03 0 0
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Ursula von der Leyen has a history of refusing to accept responsibility for pretty much anything which doesn't maker her look good... it comes as no surprise she's trying to point the finger elsewhere for her own failings at securing supplies and managing the rollout.
01/04/2021 23:01:18 0 3
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The British press will blame the EU for everything. Like they have always done and never mind about the truth.
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01/04/2021 11:57:19 200 17
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Lib Dems have been very quiet.
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01/04/2021 11:58:59 193 19
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Who are they?
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01/04/2021 11:58:59 79 13
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Well done EU for revealing how inept you are when you really have to do something other then legislate ...
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01/04/2021 11:59:05 33 22
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Not europe's finest hour. I think they lack leadership. Something we could have contributed to positively, instead of sniping from the outside - another lost opportunity.
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01/04/2021 12:03:40 18 5
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Our voice of reason was and would have been drowned out by the voices of greed and incompetence from the other member states. If they don't science and raw data why would they believe what ever the UK had to say?
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01/04/2021 13:00:30 0 0
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Problem is most EU "Leaders" are failed politicians in their home counties bribed to go away with large EU salaries, pensions and expenses.
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01/04/2021 11:59:06 32 6
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The conflicting reasons given not to use the Oxford/AZ vaccine (eg not for the over 60s, only for the over 60s) despite assurances from WHO and EMA shows that the latest pandemic is of NIH syndrome -Not Invented Here!
Or maybe other pharmaceutical companies are better lobbyyists.
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01/04/2021 11:59:13 28 4
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You can't speed up what you haven't got. The EU paying for a slow response in ordering vaccines. Along with to much internal competition for what supply they have.
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01/04/2021 11:55:49 197 0
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Hopefully this is all resolved soon and we can move on with our lives.
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01/04/2021 11:59:34 12 38
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If last April 1st you read a BBC report that a year later we’d still be in LD, wearing masks, unable to sit in open stadiums, have a wedding, having to watch loved ones die alone: our NHS reduced to a National Covid Service and still being subjected to a 24/7 barrage of fear propaganda from every quarter; for a disease that has a survivability rate of 99.6%...you’d think they were having a laugh.
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01/04/2021 12:15:59 35 0
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This time last year there were many that warned that that would be the most likely pathway.
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01/04/2021 12:42:07 5 4
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For one it's a virus and not a disease.
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01/04/2021 11:57:42 1037 59
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It is hardly suprising when Macron Merkle and many EU countries trashed the AZ Jab it is terribly sad that 5 people suffered Blood Clots, however put against the Millions given out, the benefits far outway the risks. (Oh and I am waiting for the down voters) which I find very puzzling
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01/04/2021 11:59:44 696 22
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Agree. The irony is that the incidence of blood-clotting in the vaccinated population is actually lower than that of the general population.
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01/04/2021 12:16:38 77 11
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Another advantage. The vaccine actually reduces blood clots!
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01/04/2021 12:38:35 9 2
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Arguably we'd expect it to be slightly lower because I think they're being more reticent about giving it to those with clotting issues. But yes, it was odd to put a suspension in place on such flimsy evidence.
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01/04/2021 12:47:16 17 2
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More chance of winning on the lottery than getting blood clot. Project fear by EU wasters.
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01/04/2021 12:48:08 3 6
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But its not if you measure it against this special type of clotting. In Germany ot was found to be significantly more frequent.
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01/04/2021 13:06:09 8 0
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... and is mainly in younger women, who, maybe by chance, are those most likely to be on the 'pill', which, by the way is a KNOWN contributor to the 'Blood Clots'!!!
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01/04/2021 11:57:19 200 17
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Lib Dems have been very quiet.
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01/04/2021 11:59:50 17 5
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Who are they ?
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01/04/2021 11:59:53 372 20
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I wonder how many extra lives will be lost as a result of EU leaders playing political chess with it's vaccines?
Not as many as through bozo’s experiment. Already over 150,000 dead here. Removed
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01/04/2021 12:24:55 28 3
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Unfortunately, lots. This is the outcome of having an undemocratic quango making laws and running countries, it’s not about the people, it’s about keeping democracy out of government and the quango in power.
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01/04/2021 12:47:36 24 4
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The EU will just copy Russia and not disclose the truth...
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01/04/2021 14:19:07 4 0
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I read that the UK rollout has saved at least 6,000 lives so, you do the math as to how many lives have been lost in European countries that dissed the vaccine ??
01/04/2021 14:26:59 3 0
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I said at the start - the vaccines will become political chess pieces .... AZ was lambasted but Pfizer which was same situation - you heard very little about.
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01/04/2021 11:59:55 142 9
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I'm sure the tide will turn once the EU get hold of the bountiful supplies of Sputnik vaccine being offered them by their new Russian friends. Hopefully Macron and Merkel will have learned from their previous experience and refrain from irresponsible fearmongering this time around.
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01/04/2021 12:07:23 93 3
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French now trust neither of them, so if they say Sputnik's great, french will just shrug and ignore them.
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01/04/2021 12:12:24 7 2
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They won’t need to fear monger I wouldn’t trust anything made in Russia or the Russian diligence, and as for China we know all too well how good they are - not!
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01/04/2021 12:44:36 4 1
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with a smattering of Novichok?
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01/04/2021 12:27:04 10 1
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Wow ! Germany is dependant on Putin’s gas lines, now they and the French are adding Putin’s vaccines, they are sure of these Russian vaccines efficacy?
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01/04/2021 12:00:01 702 43
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The EU dithered while the UK invested in Science and production.
We backed researchers with cash up front and a contract guaranteeing we would get the jabs early doors.
The EU squabbled over pennies, didn't invest, undermined the vaccines safety, blocked export while failing to jab those who want it. Then they blame the UK for their failures!

Germany - 10 medical forms to fill in to get 1 jab!
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01/04/2021 12:06:19 361 10
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Still too few appointments for jabs in France. Many over-60s are scared they'll get Covid before vaccine and are dubious about AZ. Four weeks lockdown starts Sat., French have had enough, of lockdown and of Macron.
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01/04/2021 12:06:15 10 105
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I think you'll find the $1bn chucked in by the US was the game changer, not the paltry £65.5m that the UK put in. Keep gaslighting though.
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01/04/2021 12:31:24 22 43
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"The EU dithered while the UK invested in Science and production."

Pity Boris hasn't learned from this as his government are now cutting budgets for Science. Incredible shortsightedness.
And now the government is massively slashing UKRI research funding.

Just because you are an obvious flag sh&gger, doesn't mean you have to be an oblivious one....
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01/04/2021 12:50:58 17 7
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Thank goodness for Brexit
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01/04/2021 13:09:08 11 0
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The Oxford-AZ research was done in London & Oxford and most of our Oxford-AZ vaccine in manufactured (bottled) in Wales.

Individual chemicals and components can come from pharmaceutical companies in many places, but the EU is factually incorrect to say it made and sent tens of millions of vaccines to the UK. They didn't & the UK can & will produce enough in-house to get through this.
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01/04/2021 13:09:10 6 0
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This is why the Euraucracy is little more than an expensive joke.

(That’s not a Brexit jibe, by the way, just a reflection on how it’s been for years)
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01/04/2021 13:15:29 10 0
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And they complained that they could not get more AZ vaccines, BUT DID NOT USE THE SUPPLIES THEY ALREADY HAVE, If we didg give them more, they would just remain unused and then be binned as they pass their 6 months shelf life. Remember manufacture started long before approval so 1st batches end their lives at the end of March 2021.
European Politicians should be ashamed of themselves.
01/04/2021 13:23:55 1 1
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Pretty much this.
01/04/2021 13:28:27 0 1
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That is not true. There are 3 forms to fill in to get 1 jab.
01/04/2021 13:28:54 1 6
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Makes a nice story but unfortunately doesn't resemble reality. You may remember the first vaccine was developed by BioNTech. 10 points for guessing which European country gave it $445m in funding. The only difference is that it did it with no strings attached - naive, yes, but the UK's insistence on the first 100m oxford doses was cynical and will ultimately delay the end of the pandemic globally
01/04/2021 16:11:53 1 0
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France not much better. More administrators than workers. Ca change plus ca change. I've had mine. The first time 5 glass vials left over, I know I was the last patient. Being Pfizer thats 25 doses gone. Some no shows. Second visit no shows again. Macron thinks he's going to catch up. Not a chance.
01/04/2021 16:20:07 1 0
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It is quite sad to see how Europe have done. And quite bemusing at their behaviour.

Sorry but the Brits kept their calm and carried on with the job. Only now are the EU taking an interest in the job at hand. Now they need to stop blaming others and focus and work together.
01/04/2021 17:10:58 1 0
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I live near Munich, I am nearly 68 years old, I havent recieved my ten forms yet, but thanks for the warning.. Old football chant...they dont know what theyre doing..haha..Kind of hits the spot, bunch of muppets..the lot of them.
01/04/2021 17:27:51 0 1
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Stop lying. I live in Germany and I have to fill in one yes one form online. Liars like you have to be challenged. My god has happened to you lot. You get continually lied too by the goverment and then stupidly repeat the lies and spread a field. LIAR
01/04/2021 18:17:37 0 1
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You do realise that the EU have recommended continued use of the AZ vaccine and a majority of EU states have agreed and never stopped using it?
So more anti-EU nonsense, really?
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01/04/2021 11:57:00 80 260
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No doubt the Brexiteers will be on here claiming this as some type of evidence that Brexit wasn't a colossal act of self harm afterall!
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01/04/2021 12:00:01 68 8
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Not as much self harm as smearing a vaccine for political reasons and likely killing youre own citizens because of it.
As opposed to failing at every juncture for corrupt economic reasons and killing 150k of your own citizens eh? Removed
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01/04/2021 12:00:09 365 10
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Macron's dismissal of AZ as quasi-ineffective was an own goal in a land where most are hostile to vaccines and believe herbs work fine. If I were on AZ's board I don't think I'd be going the extra mile for any european country, though. This vaccine is definitely a loss-leader for AZ.
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01/04/2021 12:17:09 325 3
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AZ is run by a wonderful Frenchman, shame the French government can’t follow his example.
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01/04/2021 12:48:29 3 0
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Herbs to work fine, have you tried French cooking?
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01/04/2021 12:52:33 14 1
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Charge them full price next time.
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01/04/2021 12:55:11 7 4
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AZ own over 25% of Pfizer, do you think it really bothers them that the Europeans don't want a vaccine that they sold at cost, when the Pfizer vaccine has around a £19 mark up. When Pfizer come to Europe's aid, who's laughing then.
01/04/2021 14:19:05 4 0
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How long have you lived in France? I assume you must do so as you know so much about French opinions. Perhaps you could talk to my sister, who has lived in France for 30 years and reports quite different reactions and opinions from the ones you are suggesting.
01/04/2021 23:06:07 1 2
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It wasn't Macron's best day but I will tell you that Macron was far far better than Bozo when it came to organising the lockdown.
02/04/2021 08:04:26 1 1
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It might be healthy for some the anti-continental European xenophobes in this country to be reminded that the CEO of Astra-Zeneca is a Frenchman. He championed the involvement of AZ in developing a COVID-19 vaccine which would then be sold at cost; I.e. no bIg Pharma profits.
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I hope that hardline British Remainers and ignorant Europeans eat whole humble pies. They’re disgraceful behaviour and smearing of the AZ and the UK is one of the most devious and literally fatal mishaps not only of this pandemic,but in recent times.

Utterly ashamed and disgusted to be European.
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01/04/2021 12:00:27 232 618
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'is one of the most devious and literally fatal mishaps not only of this pandemic,but in recent times'

I'm sure I've seen a bigger mishap painted on the side of a bus somewhere...
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01/04/2021 12:03:03 114 34
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Oh yeah a slogan on a bus is worse than spreading anti Vax myths because you can’t admit you’ve messed something up.
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01/04/2021 12:09:25 56 18
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You're so wrong, Painting on the side of a bus is NOT, classed as fatal.
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01/04/2021 12:10:02 25 5
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Congratulations on today's "Shoe Horn Brexit" Award. You should be proud.
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01/04/2021 12:20:13 14 14
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Another tedious Remoaner complaint.
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01/04/2021 12:21:01 19 8
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Please detail how it resulted in 1000's of deaths. Macron and Germany have blood on their hands due to their roles in this vaccination crisis.
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01/04/2021 12:24:43 15 9
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Brexit has allowed much more than the figure published on the side of a bus to be paid into the NHS & vaccination programme.
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01/04/2021 12:25:06 11 4
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Still harping on about the past. That's useful.
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01/04/2021 12:25:37 17 7
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I don't remember that bus causing people to go to Hospital and dying without their families around them, you do love your straw dogs.
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01/04/2021 12:29:18 16 5
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Got any figures on how many people that killed? Alternatively how fatal messages on the sides of buses are. The Brexiteers lied. The Remainers lied. Both sides are still lying. It's called politics. Meanwhile the EU's inability to negotiate with itself is killing people, and you're trying to score political points in a battle you've already lost.
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01/04/2021 12:31:24 11 4
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How many people did that kill compared to the bungling in the EU of the vaccine rollout
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01/04/2021 12:33:44 1 2
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You mean Handelsblatt painted their now withdrawn false news about the AZ vaccine, which they claim was 'leaked anonymously' from within the German Vaccine Project on the side of a bus? Wow, and I thought you were dumb!
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01/04/2021 12:33:44 4 4
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Yes that was responsible for tens of thousands of deaths! Eu is a farce. This issue highlights perfectly how badly it is run. Leaving has potentially saved tens of thousands of lives and means we are lifting restrictions. All those lives is worth a small number of entitled teenagers going on a Erasmus jolly surely
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01/04/2021 12:42:58 3 5
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Which is nothing to the remain mishaps, exaggerations, distortions, hate narratives and unstinting support of the state broadcaster.
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01/04/2021 12:53:21 4 3
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The stuff painted on a bus never killed anyone, the EU dithering has killed thousands.
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01/04/2021 12:55:48 0 0
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Only the one?
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01/04/2021 12:00:38 56 3
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Countries in the EU were slow in agreeing vaccine contracts, have been slow in rolling out vaccine jabs, have bad-mouthed and restricted/stopped the use of a perfectly good vaccine, have dawdled/changed their minds about lock downs and they've now upset all vaccine producers based in the EU by restricting and slowing-up exports to other countries. Oh, and their contract with AZ was poorly written.
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01/04/2021 12:34:29 9 1
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Yes, still a bit of a shame for the people living under these governments though. Does the UK need to save them...??!!
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01/04/2021 12:00:38 17 19
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All those who voted Remain, kindly bend over. (boot). That's better!
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01/04/2021 12:03:13 4 1
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Our own governments over the years have got things seriously wrong.

Yet most in this land haven’t clamoured to leave the Westminster-led UK.
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01/04/2021 12:04:37 0 2
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Even if we had remained in the EU we were still sovereign enough to have done just as we have now done.

No EU country was compelled to join the EU vaccine syndicate and I’m sure the UK would have still gone its own way even if it was still an EU member.
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01/04/2021 12:09:55 0 1
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Why? It would have made no difference. We could still have produced and purchased our own vaccine supply. Or are you read the continuing lies from the Telegraph, Mail, Express & Sun?

I suspect you are already bent over as they are certainly giving it to you!
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01/04/2021 12:05:05 0 3
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And those who voted Brexit, keep standing as you're shafting the UK
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01/04/2021 11:55:24 696 200
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I hope that hardline British Remainers and ignorant Europeans eat whole humble pies. They’re disgraceful behaviour and smearing of the AZ and the UK is one of the most devious and literally fatal mishaps not only of this pandemic,but in recent times.

Utterly ashamed and disgusted to be European.
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01/04/2021 12:00:43 71 50
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As a hardline remainer, I'd like to point out that you're conflating sensible people on both sides of the UK/EU border, who were upset to lose so much when Brexit happened, with small-minded xenophobes, on which Little England does not have the monopoly.

Also, I've eaten way too much pie already during lockdown, but maybe a humble jog would do me good.
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01/04/2021 12:21:43 18 5
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How is it you get to keep calling ppl that voted Brexit xenophobic. Just because a person doesn’t share your views dose the give you the right to make absurd slurs.
At least you got your username right. Removed
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01/04/2021 12:00:54 68 12
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Another example of chaos created by having too many chiefs and egos sitting around a big table in Brussels. Pathetic really.
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01/04/2021 12:23:26 12 0
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I bet the coffee & biscuits are good though
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01/04/2021 11:57:00 80 260
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No doubt the Brexiteers will be on here claiming this as some type of evidence that Brexit wasn't a colossal act of self harm afterall!
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01/04/2021 12:01:13 65 16
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I prefer to see the other side of the same coin : remaining would have been a colossal act of self harm. just 3 months has passed and this is a rather good example what harm we could have inflicted upon ourselves by staying.
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01/04/2021 12:01:14 60 4
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It really doesn't help that they seem to be continually undermining the vaccines. Every week there's a new reason why it's not safe which then gets dismissed a week later. The people loose trust in the vaccines and their leaders ability. In the mean time people die in their thousands and debt from shut down economies piles up.
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01/04/2021 12:29:39 30 0
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Yep - the only saving grace for the EU is that individual nations are doing this, not the EU. Macron gave a strong broadcast yesterday, but he was making statements about getting vaccinated and not spreading the virus which were appropriate months ago. He has been pathetic, and also has increased vaccine-hesitancy. Sarkozy has just been sentenced to jail. Le Penn will be rubbing her hands.
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01/04/2021 12:59:10 2 0
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They are undermining it because they have badly screwed up the delivery of the vaccine so by saying its not safe they can at a later date say the delays were caused by uncertainty over the safety of the vaccine. Watch and see.
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01/04/2021 11:54:36 22 47
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Cue a wave of comments from Brexiteers claiming that this proves Brexit was a success.

Change the record!!
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01/04/2021 12:01:19 7 1
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strangely enough, I am in the group you mention, but to me it's done and dusted, the big picture of things now surely
getting Europe up to our speed, not posting sour grape we told you so comments. It's best surely for all concerned. By the way, I changed the record.
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01/04/2021 12:01:42 8 1
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We need much more production capacity for vaccines.

Covid vaccines were developed in an amazing timescale but we now have to repeatedly vaccinate the whole world and that is almost impossible at the current rate, with the prosperous countries competing for what is available.
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01/04/2021 11:56:37 774 38
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Maybe if they used the vaccines they have rather than playing politics with them they would be getting on better.
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01/04/2021 12:01:47 565 12
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And if they don't want the AZ option send them here, I'm sure we can use them, but then don't tell us we need to export more when the EU countries don't want them
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01/04/2021 12:11:21 67 4
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Agreed, we should make them an offer, we will buy any you dont want as a "friendly gesture"....can you just imagine Macrons face!
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01/04/2021 12:26:23 4 12
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By the time they do that, they will be useless due to poor storage (above chill temperature).
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01/04/2021 12:48:29 15 8
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They can’t get over the fact that our scientists developed the vaccine before them.
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01/04/2021 12:01:53 9 8
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Funny how the BBC decides which story has comments or nor, how about Jennifer Acuri?
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01/04/2021 12:08:37 1 0
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Why do you think odious johnson put a mate in charge at the BBC
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01/04/2021 12:09:18 1 0
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That is a brilliant April Fool joke post - well done.
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01/04/2021 12:51:07 1 0
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Non news plus no one really cares right now.
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01/04/2021 12:01:56 30 6
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I think it's disgrace how ministers in the EU have been, over vaccinating their people. I hope people will sue the backsides off of all of them. They are now responsible for people dying and businesses going under, as there is no excuses for not using the vaccines they are stockpiling. The fact they are still bleating on about not getting their quota is a joke!! Use the ones you got first!
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01/04/2021 12:02:00 12 11
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Presumably those "Brexiteers" have got better things to do than watch HYS like hawks ready to start another round of autoerotic mutual upvoting.
Everyone in the UK should be feeling pleased we've contributed to improving Europe's overall stats. We're all still in Europe, and it's still as diverse a region as ever.
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01/04/2021 12:04:02 4 0
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Calm down
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01/04/2021 12:03:53 1 0
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Except they haven't.
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01/04/2021 12:21:54 2 0
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Well we should be looking out for our European neighbours, and I'm pleased we are providing vaccines to Ireland (albeit on the basis that it helps minimise infections in NI). I'm not convinced the EU as an organisation, and certain nations esp France, would be so kind to the UK though. From the days of de Gaulle, it feels like the EU has always viewed the UK as a bit of an outsider.
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01/04/2021 11:56:37 774 38
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Maybe if they used the vaccines they have rather than playing politics with them they would be getting on better.
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01/04/2021 12:02:07 10 129
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Maybe if we started exporting a few more as opposed to hogging all the vaccines then the whole world might be able to start moving forward.
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01/04/2021 12:21:18 79 6
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perhaps people should get their facts right before posting nonsense. We (the UK) do export vaccines to many countries that cannot afford them.
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01/04/2021 12:22:46 62 8
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We paid for them and we habe already said that Africa will get the ones we don't use. EU opposed it and faught it and then threw their toys out the pram when they couldn't buy enough to run vaccination programmes effectively.
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01/04/2021 12:22:53 81 4
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This country exports components and rights to manufacture vaccines.
We are all doing our bit.
Open your eyes and mind for once.
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01/04/2021 12:28:12 10 75
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The UK exported no vaccines at all but imported from EU 11m and India 5m.
The EU exported 77m vaccines including 11m to the UK.
BTW, The EU created the Single Market and Custom Union not private companies and therefore it is EU's export & import.
473
01/04/2021 12:35:03 48 4
bbc
Maybe if Germany licensed the manufacture of their vaccine globally at cost to the globe the whole world maybe able to move forwards.
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Jay
01/04/2021 13:01:42 15 2
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What about the £550 million donated to covax scheme so countries could buy the vaccine. Also the investment by the government to allow this to be profit free, unlike pfizer. Or paying and helping with all the logistics etc.
01/04/2021 14:12:23 6 0
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All the succesful vaccination programmes have worked by getting herd immunity levels in one area before moving to the next.

The UK needs to finish off its vaccination programme before moving on.
01/04/2021 14:14:19 6 0
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Pointless exporting more when the EU countries don't want them and sent using what they have allready
30
01/04/2021 11:58:46 479 43
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The EU will blame everyone else but themselves!
58
MM
01/04/2021 12:02:07 329 40
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No wonder sturgeon and her clan are so willing to suck up to them and shackle Scotland to their bone head policies.
568
VoR
01/04/2021 12:42:20 4 15
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No EU country is shackled to the EU vaccine policy. All were free to source their own, and all were free to approve their own early, under EU rules.
01/04/2021 23:03:34 0 1
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While we were in the EU Britain rose from being the sick man of Europe to being the 5th biggest economy in the world, perhaps you are not old enough to remember.
19
01/04/2021 11:57:19 200 17
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Lib Dems have been very quiet.
59
01/04/2021 12:02:31 13 6
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True, but who cares...
44
01/04/2021 12:00:27 232 618
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'is one of the most devious and literally fatal mishaps not only of this pandemic,but in recent times'

I'm sure I've seen a bigger mishap painted on the side of a bus somewhere...
60
01/04/2021 12:03:03 114 34
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Oh yeah a slogan on a bus is worse than spreading anti Vax myths because you can’t admit you’ve messed something up.
61
01/04/2021 12:03:03 9 5
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The EU's attitude and organisation concerning the unified vaccine program has been utterly woeful and the commissioners have taken no responsibility for their abject failure to protect our European friends.
They'll have to be replaced at the nest election! Oh, hang on a minute... doh!
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01/04/2021 12:03:09 77 5
bbc
There is the danger of side effects in any medicine. The vaccines save lives. The EU have played politics when they should have heeded the medical experts. Now looking for someone else to blame.
01/04/2021 14:26:13 5 26
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Cant believe how everyone is being strung along by our state-controlled media who now publish stories like this to somehow justify the rise of xenophobia in the UK and its decision to leave the EU.

AstraZenica only provided the EU with a third of vaccinations promised. How are you meant to vaccinate people without receiving the vaccinations?

Deeply suspicious of UKs involvement in all of this.
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01/04/2021 12:03:12 71 4
bbc
A lot of focus on AZ side effects, or alleged side effects. This is the cheapest and most widely available global option. Maybe affecting the profitability of other much more expensive manufacturers. Probably also treading on the toes of the politically motivated "largesse" of Russia and China. I wonder why all the questions are being asked of AZ, and one of the others?
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01/04/2021 12:10:03 64 2
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I fully agree. I think a lot of this rubbishing of the (non-profit) AZ vaccine has financial motivation.
The Pfizer vaccine (makes lots of money for Germany) also has similar amounts of clotting cases yet is not being questioned. Go figure.
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01/04/2021 12:14:52 12 0
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Yes I agree with your thinking. It is cynical, but it is difficult to ignore the argument. Pharma companies work with big money, with huge cost of R&D. The "at cost" OAZ vaccine is going to mean the other companies will either need to match the cost, or seek to demonstrate they are better otherwise they have no long term future. It looks like OAZ is effective, easy to manage, cheap so.... hmm.
329
01/04/2021 12:24:36 12 1
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Makes sense. Everything is profit motivated. People put little value on anything thats given away. If theres not a profit to be made, what's the point? We should call AZ ' The Peoples Vaccine'. Highest commendations to the scientists who worked on it. Financial rewards too.
19
01/04/2021 11:57:19 200 17
bbc
Lib Dems have been very quiet.
64
01/04/2021 12:03:13 12 8
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Limp Damps
46
01/04/2021 12:00:38 17 19
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All those who voted Remain, kindly bend over. (boot). That's better!
65
01/04/2021 12:03:13 4 1
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Our own governments over the years have got things seriously wrong.

Yet most in this land haven’t clamoured to leave the Westminster-led UK.
447
01/04/2021 12:33:10 1 0
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They have, but what is happening in Europe right now is pretty exceptional. The UK leaves the EU to much criticism, then has a really successful and pragmatic vaccine strategy while the EU fails with its nations being at the bottom on the developed world in terms of handling this. It really does not look good, and the economic impact will add to it.
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01/04/2021 12:03:13 9 9
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The EU have handled it badly and have shot themselves in the foot by bad mouthing the Astra Zeneca vaccine primarily because it was British and our government and media’s smug triumphalism. We could have followed the same course even if we remained in the EU. Brexiteers and tabloid assertions that we couldn’t are lies. This is a bitter divorce and we will suffer the most
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01/04/2021 12:08:12 0 2
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Well put. Gammon HQ ignores the fact that the US put far more into AZ than we did and claims it as a British triumph. Sigh...
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01/04/2021 12:03:21 227 12
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I'm sure the EU are trying to do the right thing, but this is always the problem. When you strive for equality, fairness and consistency what actually happens is that everyone is dragged down to the pace of the slowest. Everyone suffers "equally" rather than allowing the ambitious and adept to move forward. Trying to do a "fair" rollout that keeps 27 member states happy is a logistical nightmare.
368
01/04/2021 12:27:36 184 17
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The EU have not been trying to do the right thing, that is the problem. They wanted to show that their way is better than ours, and they have fallen flat on their faces.
405
01/04/2021 12:30:32 12 6
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Bit like Labour
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01/04/2021 12:31:11 17 2
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Agreed to a point but the vast majority of EU members are being sidelined by France and Germany who jump and down trying to get their own way. Its not an equal relationship at all and never has been. Its not about fairness but who can shout loudest. Its heart breaking seeing scenes of 2020 being repeated in their hospitals. Its time for the EU to get their act together and quickly.
604
01/04/2021 12:27:55 5 1
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No friend, it’s an impossibility.
723
01/04/2021 12:54:37 3 8
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IF you really believe that you are so naive you shouldn't be let out without a guardian.
01/04/2021 13:44:50 6 1
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having to get 27 countries to agree means the EU were not able to be agile, dynamic or unconventional enough to cope with something extraordinary like this pandemic.
01/04/2021 14:29:47 4 1
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Hit the nail on the head. All the EU countries have nearly the same % vaccinated as each other. Vaccinating at the rate at which the slowest country can carry these out. With a population of 4 million, Ireland could have been fully vaccinated in a fortnight, but no, they have to keep in line with Germany which has a population of 82 million.
02/04/2021 05:36:29 0 1
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The desire to help the poorer, less influential European countries obtain vaccines seems understandable even praiseworthy. But France and Germany also wanted to strengthen their own political positions as 'natural leaders' in the EU - hence lack of trust & delays. The vaccines will eventually be rolled out but the influence of France and Germany will take far longer to restore after this fiasco.
02/04/2021 12:21:25 0 1
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The big problem when superstate’s try to do the best for their own people is that they trample all over their neighbours. The USSR, USA, China and now the EU are all guilty of damaging their neighbours for their own benefit
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MAB
01/04/2021 11:58:06 80 16
bbc
Utter EU shambles. Why is there a EU Commission? Waste of money & cannot ever make a proper collective decision. Why other EU countries tolerate it is beyond me.
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PB
01/04/2021 12:03:23 9 4
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What EU country are you in?
01/04/2021 14:40:19 1 1
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I live in EU : Latvia. I came here in 1993 and it was a developing prosperous state. EU came in 2004 and its been a steady decline ever since. It literally survives on hand-outs from the EU Phare / share system now. Of course Lat Govt is OK - their pockets are full ....
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01/04/2021 11:59:05 33 22
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Not europe's finest hour. I think they lack leadership. Something we could have contributed to positively, instead of sniping from the outside - another lost opportunity.
69
01/04/2021 12:03:40 18 5
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Our voice of reason was and would have been drowned out by the voices of greed and incompetence from the other member states. If they don't science and raw data why would they believe what ever the UK had to say?
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W 6
01/04/2021 12:03:47 1 3
bbc
They're right, but it's funny how they're willing to stick the boot into Europe while China's government were being told how fantastic they were last February and March.
15
01/04/2021 11:57:11 319 38
bbc
No wonder the EU envies the fleetfooted UK which, now untrammelled by eurocracy, signed-up to buy vaccines much more quickly. Odd, too, that there's no mention of Israel's superlative and world-leading vaccine administration efficiency.
71
01/04/2021 12:03:49 88 312
bbc
This situation has nothing to do with our membership of the EU.
278
01/04/2021 12:20:40 56 6
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So as Pfizer are now complaining that the new EU export bureaucracy is slowing their supply chain it has nothing to do with the EU? Some good mental gymnastics right there. Every piece of evidence points to the EU and lack of agility and action other than obfuscation and self denial and you still refuse it? How sad confirmation bias can be.
335
01/04/2021 12:25:06 56 11
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It shows the an independent UK has a different mindset to the clumsy EU.
423
01/04/2021 12:21:19 43 10
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You are correct, as we sensibly left the EU hasn’t had any input into our vaccine roll-out, thank God !
470
01/04/2021 12:34:54 32 1
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You dont think its political??????
657
01/04/2021 12:48:45 8 3
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Correct, but everything to do with our NOT being members. Though something tells me you haven't quite figured that out yet Chris. Don't worry ,I'm sure you'll eventually get there ;-)
724
01/04/2021 12:54:49 15 2
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It’s to do with EU incompetence.
955
01/04/2021 13:11:32 10 1
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Yeah we would have been far better of being apart of the EU's procurement plans. lol 1/4 of the jabs and thousands more dead.
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PL
01/04/2021 13:20:52 8 1
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Aside from the simple fact that if we were in The EU we would be in the same situation right now as France and Germany etc - so it has quite a lot to do with it.
01/04/2021 13:41:01 5 1
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We've shown up the EU to be exactly the useless shower of incompetents they have long been.
01/04/2021 14:14:49 0 1
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What membership is that?
01/04/2021 14:30:17 4 0
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And what do you base that rubbish on ? EU made decision to centralise vaccination ... and only allowed each state to access NON EU agreed supplies ... states trusted EU to do its job. While UK got on with the real job and with Sweden created AZ and produced it to use ...
01/04/2021 15:21:54 0 0
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How deluded are you!
01/04/2021 16:17:36 3 0
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You really don't understand that Europe resents our leaving. I'm a remainer or was, but the childlike political actions of Prime Ministers, Presidents etc in Europe has been hilarious to behold. Thats why they need two Parliaments, lots of paper and forms. To slow things down to certain countries wishes. They do it to their people also.
01/04/2021 16:27:44 0 0
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WE ARE NOT A MEMBER.............
01/04/2021 19:23:53 0 0
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It does. If we were still in the EU we would be at 11% not near 50%. The bureaucracy in the EU is what kills it. Common market etc are all good things but one rule to rule all or one way to do things means that all are impacted when the doo doo hits the fan.
01/04/2021 19:35:32 0 0
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Of course it has. We would have been tied to their procurement policy.
LH
02/04/2021 16:28:06 0 0
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No????????
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01/04/2021 11:55:24 696 200
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I hope that hardline British Remainers and ignorant Europeans eat whole humble pies. They’re disgraceful behaviour and smearing of the AZ and the UK is one of the most devious and literally fatal mishaps not only of this pandemic,but in recent times.

Utterly ashamed and disgusted to be European.
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01/04/2021 12:03:50 74 131
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This will pass and when it does, Brexit will still be a steaming pile of $h1te

All this period is doing is temporarily covering the smell
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93
01/04/2021 12:06:27 60 39
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Pahahaha yeah you keep believing that
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01/04/2021 12:07:49 79 19
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Wondering how putting lives at risk is even comparable to what's on the side of a bus. Europeans are largely anti vax now. Unless you're a complete idiot this means we will remain in a perpetual cycle of this pandemic and probably won't be able to leave the UK for another year at the very least.
(In a David Attenborough voice-over) ...and here we hear the plaintive call of the greater-spotted Remainer, its erudition so typical of the species! Removed
Since retiring I've taken up doing a bit of gardening and found that you can grow some wonderful things from $h1te. Good things come to those who wait. Removed
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01/04/2021 12:02:00 12 11
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Presumably those "Brexiteers" have got better things to do than watch HYS like hawks ready to start another round of autoerotic mutual upvoting.
Everyone in the UK should be feeling pleased we've contributed to improving Europe's overall stats. We're all still in Europe, and it's still as diverse a region as ever.
73
01/04/2021 12:04:02 4 0
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Calm down
74
01/04/2021 12:04:12 12 17
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Another day another gammon infested hate fest on HYS.

When will the foolish realise that most of the whole planet needs to be vaccinated before we can get back to normal?

They either do not know or care, just as long as they can rant against the EU. Which we are no longer a member of and would not have slowed down the roll out in the UK.

But why let lies get in the way of a good daily hate, eh?
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01/04/2021 12:05:43 7 2
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Even if we had remained in the EU we were still sovereign enough to have done just as we have now done.

No EU country was compelled to join the EU vaccine syndicate and I’m sure the UK would have still gone its own way even if it was still an EU member.
126
01/04/2021 12:09:55 1 0
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And your use of the slur 'Gammon' Make you so much a better person(?)

Stop being pig headed and insulting anyone you disagree with or see as a lower being than yourself
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Hex
01/04/2021 12:10:41 2 1
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It would have slowed down the roll out as the EU are distributing vacci es based on population per country.
If we were still in the EU we'd be nowhere near the figures we are now.
But why let facts get in the way of a good daily hate eh?
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01/04/2021 12:15:48 0 0
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Sorry but the foolish are too busy thinking we must vaxx the entire planet with an experimental jab to regain our liberty and get back to normal. The vulnerable are jabbed! JOB DONE MOVE ON!!!

Who exactly are we protecting with these continued restrictions and jabs????
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01/04/2021 12:16:38 0 0
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You've added nothing to this HYS debate other than your own version of 'hate'. Do away with the Gammon trope, do away with the visions of lies and hate that feeds your cynicism. This is a political problem. It always has been. Therein lies the solution. Politicians need to be taken to task, not given a 'let-off' by others blaming others and fueling the 'daily hate' as you see it.
301
01/04/2021 12:22:26 3 0
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Your use of a racist epithet marks you as the one having a "daily hate" eh?
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01/04/2021 12:04:19 189 13
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I will never forget Macaroon & Murkel trashing the Oxford vaccine.

The scientific trials and our 50% of UK vaccine rollout have shown up this pair of idiots.
367
01/04/2021 12:27:33 76 14
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They deserve statues of them to be erected and dumped in the nearest river immediately if a cesspit can't be found.
608
01/04/2021 12:44:52 9 4
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agree with this, Europe is not 27 countries ,its two Macaroon and Murky are the leaders make no mistake
01/04/2021 15:27:58 6 0
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Merkle has not trashed it........for gods sake get the facts right at least before writing such trash. The Paul Ehrlich Institute are the ones who gave the advice.
01/04/2021 18:13:41 3 0
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Chancellor Merkel is a scientist, who listens to advice and acts on the data.... or lack thereof.
01/04/2021 23:33:14 1 2
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Britain using the vaccine doesn't prove that they were wrong. It only proves that Bozo wants to get the maximum number vaccinated, he took a gamble by not following the manufacturers advice, he and the rest of us were lucky, it paid off.
46
01/04/2021 12:00:38 17 19
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All those who voted Remain, kindly bend over. (boot). That's better!
76
01/04/2021 12:04:37 0 2
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Even if we had remained in the EU we were still sovereign enough to have done just as we have now done.

No EU country was compelled to join the EU vaccine syndicate and I’m sure the UK would have still gone its own way even if it was still an EU member.
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JW
01/04/2021 12:04:40 16 8
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I Hear that the EU are considering a new vaccine called " The Humble Pie Vaccine", it looks like they will be needing a very big portion very soon.
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01/04/2021 12:15:27 0 0
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You'll never get them to take it though.
78
01/04/2021 12:04:46 13 6
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Forget the squabbling for the time being. The French ICU's are close to capacity and more people are going to die. Raab should be on the phone to Macron offering facilities in London which is only 2 1/2 hours from Paris .
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JW
01/04/2021 12:07:05 5 6
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Are you really suggesting we bring in French patients , god help us all
103
01/04/2021 12:07:38 2 0
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Great idea - get a load of people from a heavily infected countries over here.
What could possibly go wrong ? Doh ...
79
01/04/2021 12:04:48 44 4
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Macron and Merkle have deliberately trashed the AZ vaccine purely to get their people to be more sceptical of having it.
Then down the road they will come out with “...we offered you the vaccine, but you didn't want to have it...”
Politics gone mad
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01/04/2021 12:12:02 6 56
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Utter rubbish. Give your head a wobble you clown.

There are legitimate questions and concerns with regard to these "vaccines" none of which are approved for general use and all of which are authorised for EMERGENCY USE ONLY and are still in phase 3 trials until 2023.
80
01/04/2021 12:05:07 9 4
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To start matters the EU bureaucrats, as usual, took far too long to reach a decision, then expected their trading 'clout' so bulldoze international pharmaceutical Companies into doing what the EU dictators wanted. Big mistake. Add to this the power struggle with France, who look like never accepting the UK brexit, and Germany, favouring their own Pzifer business, and the result is clear. Chaos
81
01/04/2021 12:05:08 51 4
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Please EU - stop messing about! Get on board and start saving lives (& livelihoods) by using the vaccines you already have.

Macron’s comments have some very serious consequences.
128
01/04/2021 12:09:57 20 4
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Macron is certainly at fault. I'm the first to call out our politicians but look at France. At least they have the back bone to put the crooks on trial.
82
01/04/2021 12:05:23 7 7
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Oh I'm sure they will blame the UK somehow. This has been a disaster from day one. It's been nothing but smoke and mirrors and unfortunately we are at the doo-doo end of the stick. This, ladies and gentlemen is why Brexiteers wanted to leave. We just saw things from an angle the Remoaners couldn't, and now look at us!
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01/04/2021 12:14:55 0 0
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The latter part isn't true, but we haven't heard anything about boold clots relating to the Pfizer-BionTech, and why not? It's probably the same frequency (which is "background"), indicating that the EU is determined to continue persecuting Britain over Brexit and cannot bear to see the UK performing better in anything. It's a venal political stunt. (From venal political, er, stunts.)
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01/04/2021 11:57:11 319 38
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No wonder the EU envies the fleetfooted UK which, now untrammelled by eurocracy, signed-up to buy vaccines much more quickly. Odd, too, that there's no mention of Israel's superlative and world-leading vaccine administration efficiency.
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PB
01/04/2021 12:05:25 29 2
bbc
Did not MHRA state that EU membership was irrelevant to vaccine purchasing?
84
01/04/2021 11:54:01 3 4
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This is a SURPRISE. !!!!!!!!
85
01/04/2021 11:55:16 9 7
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But but but the EU is infallible according to some.
74
01/04/2021 12:04:12 12 17
bbc
Another day another gammon infested hate fest on HYS.

When will the foolish realise that most of the whole planet needs to be vaccinated before we can get back to normal?

They either do not know or care, just as long as they can rant against the EU. Which we are no longer a member of and would not have slowed down the roll out in the UK.

But why let lies get in the way of a good daily hate, eh?
86
01/04/2021 12:05:43 7 2
bbc
Even if we had remained in the EU we were still sovereign enough to have done just as we have now done.

No EU country was compelled to join the EU vaccine syndicate and I’m sure the UK would have still gone its own way even if it was still an EU member.
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01/04/2021 12:17:10 1 1
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That's a great argument for leaving. Stay, pay and do it our way because what we are funding aint fit for purpose, or just leave and get on with it...Surely by now the penny is dropping, brexit was political, not about specifics, the benefits of the EU can never outweigh the cost. When you have to find a fair answer that suits 27 nations, you only guarantee no one gets the best..
87
01/04/2021 12:06:06 43 3
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Whether you voted Leave or Remain, no one can doubt the EU have made a pigs ear of the whole vaccination process, bottom line is the whole world needs to get on top of this so we can all move forward
88
01/04/2021 12:06:09 25 6
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It's what happens when you have idiots like Merkel and Macron playing blood clot hokey cocky. The only clots I see is those two.
89
01/04/2021 12:06:17 5 4
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The EU machine is dominated by federalists who put political union ahead of common sense.

There is no good reason why they could not have rolled out the vaccine as fast as the UK - incompetence is not a good reason.

WHO are right - as democracies, voters in the EU should vote accordingly!
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01/04/2021 11:57:11 319 38
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No wonder the EU envies the fleetfooted UK which, now untrammelled by eurocracy, signed-up to buy vaccines much more quickly. Odd, too, that there's no mention of Israel's superlative and world-leading vaccine administration efficiency.
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01/04/2021 12:06:19 38 29
bbc
You realise, of course, that the UK could have followed exactly the same vaccine strategy while still an EU member? And that the UK was subject to, and followed, the EU rules for most of the time it was planning and arranging contracts?
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01/04/2021 12:24:17 66 5
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Nope, not even remotely true. The UK declined to join the joint procurement scheme for the vaccine at the onset. Ask the LibDems and many of the labour benches. They were apoplectic about it at the time. Not heard their views on it recently though.
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01/04/2021 12:38:13 35 5
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And if we had, would we have pressured into being part of a EU wide vaccine rollout strategy, with us being doled out our "allocation" by Brussels? Yes we would have. Why do you think every EU country is in the same state regarding roll out. Staying away from the bureaucratic mess that is the EU is what has allowed us to have one of the fastest vaccine roll outs in the world.
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01/04/2021 12:52:30 8 2
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Only way that could've happened would be if Corbyn had won the last election, given us a vote on his deal which he'd be campaigning against & we'd remained in
Even then, I seriously doubt Corbyn wouldn't have signed up to the EU failed program & certainly wouldn't have the b***s to decide to invoke & emergency law risking upsetting the EU hierarchy
01/04/2021 14:31:41 3 0
bbc
UK was invited to join the centralised system but declined - stayed independent. Get your facts right.
01/04/2021 18:37:12 0 0
bbc
Except we wouldn't have, because if we had stayed in, the EU fanatics of Whitehall would have made us go with the EU flow, as you well know. So that spin is just false.
01/04/2021 18:37:16 0 0
bbc
No it couldn't - if we were still member states we would not be able to order vaccines from companies already engaged by the EU - its why several states (Austria, Hungary and others) have had to seek Chinese and Russian vaccines instead.....
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01/04/2021 12:00:01 702 43
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The EU dithered while the UK invested in Science and production.
We backed researchers with cash up front and a contract guaranteeing we would get the jabs early doors.
The EU squabbled over pennies, didn't invest, undermined the vaccines safety, blocked export while failing to jab those who want it. Then they blame the UK for their failures!

Germany - 10 medical forms to fill in to get 1 jab!
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01/04/2021 12:06:19 361 10
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Still too few appointments for jabs in France. Many over-60s are scared they'll get Covid before vaccine and are dubious about AZ. Four weeks lockdown starts Sat., French have had enough, of lockdown and of Macron.
385
01/04/2021 12:28:57 3 71
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A very good reason for the EU to ban ALL vaccine exports to the UK.
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01/04/2021 12:30:44 66 11
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Trouble is the french are a bolshy socialist lot. Their hearts tell them they want socialism, but every time they get it it fails them big time.
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01/04/2021 12:51:33 5 2
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But they still believe in him.
975
01/04/2021 13:17:57 4 0
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Four weeks lockdown starts Sat., French have had enough, of lockdown and of Macron.
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Which may lead to Madame Le Pen taking Macron's job come the next Presidential election?
01/04/2021 13:23:22 6 1
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'Macron' new word, noun, meaning 'useless sack of preening faeces'
01/04/2021 13:39:21 0 0
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Quelle dommage
01/04/2021 18:34:18 0 0
bbc
And you consider yourself qualified to state this when I assume you haven't been here (to France) for many, many months, in fact probably never.
AFH
01/04/2021 19:38:41 0 0
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More than 50% of French people wanted a new national lockdown to be imposed according to multiple surveys.

Don’t let the facts get in the way of your political pointscoring exercise though.
01/04/2021 21:06:40 0 0
bbc
And your evidence for this is.......
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01/04/2021 12:06:25 13 9
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That's what happens when you're part of an inept, squabbling, shambolic EU.
That's why we left, thank God!
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01/04/2021 12:10:45 2 0
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Not sovereignty or racism or the WTO or whatever else Brexiters have claimed then?
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01/04/2021 12:03:50 74 131
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This will pass and when it does, Brexit will still be a steaming pile of $h1te

All this period is doing is temporarily covering the smell
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01/04/2021 12:06:27 60 39
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Pahahaha yeah you keep believing that
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01/04/2021 11:57:27 49 4
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Good to see that the UK is leading the way in the vaccination programme. But why this resistance from some members of the public. After all, if you are in a sinking ship, why would you refuse a lifejacket? Because you think you can swim your way across the Atlantic?
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01/04/2021 12:06:30 43 3
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No, the reluctance comes from something the plumber said about a scientist he saw on the Internet in Poland saying something about false claims, or Mick down the pub who knows everything.
01/04/2021 14:12:01 0 0
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What's a pub?
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01/04/2021 12:06:45 29 1
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EU shambles or not, if they need help in getting things rolling let's not knock, let's help if we can, we got it right, surely we can offer some sort of assistance. I did vote to leave, but if the rest of Europe and the world don't get with the program, well I hope you enjoy our newfound Island freedom, because that's as far as we will all be able to go. Mind you, I love UK holidays.
01/04/2021 13:49:51 3 0
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We are, other than having let AZ produce the vaccine, UK insisted it was not for profit pricing, UK also funded production facilities in the EU as well as the UK's and finally we sent over UK technicians to help sort out the production issues in the EU's plants. Nor have we threatened to stop the vital supplies we export that keeping Pfizer production in the EU going.
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01/04/2021 12:06:49 8 1
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Europe, UK and USA still well ahead of China and Russia
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01/04/2021 12:12:04 0 6
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Still living in the days of the Cold War?
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01/04/2021 12:12:27 0 3
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Wrong.
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01/04/2021 12:06:54 8 4
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Europe’s response has been confusing to say the least. I have to say I think the Federalists are drunk on power and are unlikely to learn their lesson.
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01/04/2021 12:04:46 13 6
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Forget the squabbling for the time being. The French ICU's are close to capacity and more people are going to die. Raab should be on the phone to Macron offering facilities in London which is only 2 1/2 hours from Paris .
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01/04/2021 12:07:05 5 6
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Are you really suggesting we bring in French patients , god help us all
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01/04/2021 12:07:10 11 5
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I live in Spain and had my injection this morning. I’m 62 and a quick check with others in the small queue showed we were the same age. My wife’s 94 yr old father in Germany got his this morning. It’s happening and the UK were early. Move on.
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01/04/2021 12:07:17 4 1
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Lets give Jacob Rees-Mogg to Europe as he has been such an important player in our fight against Covid 19. Such wise words ands advice. He will go down in history as one of the greatest. Trumps not busy maybe he can go help Europe too.
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01/04/2021 12:10:38 1 0
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Lots of lol's