German media today rounded on the EU over Europe’s vaccine debacle – calling it ‘the best advert for Brexit’ while blaming chief Ursula von der Leyen for a three-month delay in ordering jabs compared to the UK. The EU is acting ‘slowly, bureaucratically and protectionist… and if something goes wrong, it’s everyone else’s fault’ fumed a front-page editorial in Die Zeit, one of Germany’s best-respected broadsheets. Meanwhile Bild tore apart Von Der Leyen’s explanation of the vaccine delays and threat to stop supplies heading to the UK line by line, accusing her of placing ‘junk’ orders for vaccines three months behind Britain. ‘She says: “We know that there is no time to lose in a pandemic,” but what she means is: “We may have wasted time. But we will NEVER admit that”‘. Meanwhile ’Brexit Brits continue to receive full supplies,’ the paper added. Both reports quoted an employee for vaccine-maker AstraZeneca, who said: ‘I understand Brexit a bit better now.’ Meanwhile Brexiteer MPs in the UK seized on the chaos to claim it proves they were right to split from the bloc while calling the delay in EU vaccine orders ‘absurd’. Nigel Farage, the leader of the Reform UK Party, said… Read full this story
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