Brexit backlash: Tony Blair claims EU's vaccine farce down to losing Britain Brexit
BREXIT has resulted in the vaccine chaos experienced across the European Union due to the loss of the UK, Tony Blair has claimed.
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explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.With theUKstill within the bloc, Mr Blair claimed the failed procurement plan would have remained with each member state rather than in the hands of the Commission. Mr Blair said it was unwise for the EU to take over the vaccine procurement process as it too difficult to coordinate the programme for so many member states. During an interview, he indicated the
vaccine taskforce had been ideally suited to buy up drugs due to its size in comparison to the EU's administrators.TrendingSpeaking to German publication, Die Welt, Mr Blair said:"What would have happened with the British as an EU member?"With the British in the EU, the vaccine procurement would have remained in the hands of the national states. headtopics.com
"It was always unreasonable to do it differently."Governments are good at setting frameworks.Brexit news: Tony Blair claimed the UK would have improved the programme(Image: GETTY)Brexit news: Ursula von der Leyen led the procurement scheme(Image: GETTY)
"But, as I know myself from my time as Prime Minister, they aren’t always good with the implementation."The EU's vaccine fiasco has come under intense scrutiny, and although vaccines were bought up last year, late deals caused delays in supplies.
This has meant multiple member states have now broken away from the EU to sign separate deals for vaccines due to the slow nature of the bloc.Austria and Denmark have now partnered with Israel for coronavirus vaccines, it was announced today.JUST IN:
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Maybe the EU should have given something to Cameron a few years back! Then they wouldn't be in the current position and have to face what will no doubt happen in the future! Sunpoches Oh dear how sad never mind. No he did'nt. As a failed former PM is anybody interested in what he says It is their own fault, instead of trying for years to reverse a democratic vote and just got the deal done they would not have been in that mess. wish you would stop giving that wanker the platform to speak this dribble though.
An irrelevant war criminal speaks 🤔 resignsturgeon Didn't Tony Blair only a few day's ago say 'Britain's vaccine success was nothing to do with Brexit' but the 'eu's vaccine failure was down to losing Britain.. Brexit' does he know what he is talking about or just trying to sound relevant... 🤔 InstituteGC