Jeremy Vine says EU gave UK ‘best argument’ for Brexit with vaccine roll out failure

The Channel 5 show host reviewed the performance of EU member states in rolling-out their vaccine programmes. Mr Vine reported major players like Italy, Greece, and Bulgaria have been severely lagging behind Britain who has vaccinated nearly seven million people. Mr Vine said the bloc’s failure was a great argument for Brexit as the European Union has recently threatened to impose vaccine export bans in response to reduced jab production. 

Mr Vine discussed European vaccinations and said: “Considering their resources, Italy is 1.4million – very low. these are European giants, these countries. 

“If we go to The Netherlands, that’s only 135,000 have been vaccinated, Greece 177,000 only and, finally, Bulgaria 26,000. 

“Bulgaria, left to its own devices maybe would struggle but it’s all being coordinated through Brussels.

“This should be working better, so do you look at this and say, ‘actually, we’ve got the best argument here for Brexit?’

“Britain took an every-man-for-himself approach and is rolling out the vaccine with supreme efficiency, EU countries are lagging behind and they’re now even resorting to threats.”

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France also lags behind vaccination targets as the country was mocked by Health Secretary Matt Hancock as he revealed the UK vaccinated more people in three days than France has in total.  

Dr Rosie Shire from the Doctors’ Association told Sky News that three-quarters of all people over 80 in the UK have been vaccinated. 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also announced a mandatory quarantine for anyone arriving in the UK from a Covid hotspot.

These include Brazil, South Africa and their neighbouring countries.

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The UK has ordered over 100 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine making it the main jab used in the UK. 

Our AztraZeneca vaccine is developed in the UK and Netherland with the latter being affected by the moves proposed by the EU.

The UK’s 40 million supply of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is developed in Belgium and would also be affected.

Currently, the UK is aiming to vaccinate the top four priority groups, or 15 million people, by mid-February which include health care workers and those aged over 70. 

Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi pledged everyone in the UK would get their second AztraZeneca dose in March if they received their first in December or early January, despite hesitations from Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to guarantee it.

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