‘Proved us RIGHT’ Bloc’s jab ‘totalitarianism’ justifies Brexit and exposes EU ‘malice’

EU slammed by Martin Daubney on coronavirus vaccine rollout

Martin Daubney, Chief Presenter/Editorial Director with @Unlocked_UK, did not hold back in a video message exclusively recorded for Express.co.uk. He said: “Does anybody remember one of the starkest warnings of Project Fear was that we’d run out of pharmaceutical drugs after Brexit?

“Well, way back in April last year, the British government secured a deal with AstraZeneca for 100 million doses of their vaccine, which was to be developed Oxford University, at British taxpayer’s expense.

“Other European nations started negotiating at the same time, but the EU Commission, full of blather and bluster, barged in, insisting they take charge of the process. The result? Dither and delay.”

The EU eventually signed their own deal with AstraZeneca, for 300 million doses, three months later – only for “complexities of scaling up production” to prevent the pharmaceutical company, which developed the drug in treatment with Oxford University, from meeting the target.

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Mr Daubney, the former editor of Loaded magazine, added: “In fact, last week Brussels learned it would get just 31 million doses.

“AstraZeneca couldn’t make the vaccine fast enough. Or, to be more specific, their factory in Belgium – that’s right, the home of the European Union – couldn’t make the doses fast enough.

“AstraZeneca’s two British factories, meanwhile, were churning out the stuff. Boris Johnson’s government scored a huge political victory that left EU bureaucrats choking on their croissants

Referring to the European Commission’s health supremo Stella Kyriakides, he said: “Next, in an appalling act of totalitarianism, the EU Commissioner actually demanded that vaccine produced in Britain should not go to Brits, but instead should be exported to Europe.”

German MEP Peter Liese had even warned of a “trade war” while stressing the “UK had better think twice” while calling on the EU to block exports of the Pfizer vaccine – which is made in Belgium – to the UK.

The episode had exposed the EU as a “self-serving, autocratic protection racket”, Mr Daubney claimed.

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He said: “In the midst of all this, a German newspaper announced the vaccine was only eight percent effective in the over 65s. A total lie! No one knows where the briefing came from.

“Acidly briefing the papers, while supposedly negotiating fairly? That’s how they behave: they don’t know any better!”

The fiasco also showed that Mr Daubney, Nigel Farage and the 27 other Brexit Party MEPs had been right all along, he stressed.

He explained: “Up until now, Brexiteers were the only ones paying attention, but now, everybody is, and can see them for the spivs and charlatans they are.

“Brexiteers knew this all along. Whereas Remainers feared leaving the EU would render the United Kingdom ‘small and isolated’, leavers instead saw ‘quick and nimble’.

“And my, how this vaccine debacle has proved us right.

“Proving that miracles can happen, even Der Bilt, a German newspaper of record hailed the AstraZeneca crisis “the best advert for Brexit”.

“But Brexiteers should resist any temptation to gloat. For the EU’s leaden footedness would be funny if it weren’t so tragic.

“In Europe’s darkest hours, the EU put bureaucracy first, and now has blood on its hands.

“More than that, the AstraZeneca crisis has proved that if the European Union is the virus, then the vaccine was Brexit.”

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