From a German journalist in non Brexit mad paper;https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... accine-war
It's an awful thing when that Cummings creature says something semi coherent but only possible due to the utter foul up the EU has made of the pandemic, well done, by extension you've made his ex boss and our PM look almost good.
As the article points out, internal German politics seem to be driving Van der Leyden, along with 'group think' and the same rigidity that you would have expected they would have learned from after the Euro crisis.
Lashing out at the UK out of it seems anger at national vaccination failures and even at times from some on here, pure spite tinged with jealousy at the UK roll out, ain't going to get jabs in arms in the EU any faster.
Including the UK, after all we all want travel to resume and as an aside, start recovery in the aviation section to name one.
Let's imagine everything was reversed. The EU doing good with vaccination, and the UK very late, in part because they exported half their local production to the EU.
Are we really saying that BoJo would hesitate to block vaccine exports to the EU ?
Imagine? That's the sort of thing I thought would
happen, keep on trying to paint me and all 67 million of us as rabidly anti EU, it speaks volumes. In 2016 I posted on here how ashamed I was about Brexit and that has got worse, I hate Johnson and his motley, crooked crew.
Perhaps I shouldn't mention this, I haven't before and will probably get modded, in the 2010 election UKIP leader and useless MEP Nigel Farage was in a light aircraft towing a banner, it crashed, he survived. I know how bad this sounds and I feel guilty for even thinking it but in the past 5 years I have wished he hadn't, as when he was not running UKIP (and scaring Cameron), they fell apart.
So I really resent being painted as what I am not, so now we have a fetish for Oxford and their vaccine program? My NHS vaccination card shows I had Pfizer on 3rd Feb, my 90 in June Mother had the AZ one a few weeks before, (hence my contempt for Macron and Merkel's politically charged and dangerous remarks). I know of plenty of others but I don't know, haven't asked and don't care which ones they had.
Not had Covid, nor has anyone I know, it has however destroyed, forever, my working life, luckily I am solvent, for all that I do not want to see others have the same. Hence my exasperation at the EU's botched then blame shifting roll out.
Been on here 20 years come May, so I know that some on this site from Europe never have been fans, to put it mildly of the British, some well before Brexit was even a thing, they and the others might not know this but in a total reversal of his usual ways, 'Boris' has not been jumping up and down making political hay of this, he has now a more sensible media advisor it is thought, besides most science opinion puts his government's failings on late lockdowns, dodgy contracts to friends for things like Track and Trace, too soon to ease up, as causing perhaps 20-40,000 deaths.
I want him to face the consequences of this, hence my anger at the EU incompetence in the vaccine, giving him political cover.
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