The Brexit Blog

The Brexit Blog
News and comment on the Brexit process, as Britain tries to leave the EU.

Friday 29 January 2021

Lord Frost To Maintain Brexit Role


Thursday 28 January 2021

German MEP Threatens UK and USA - #VaccineGate


A German MEP, for reasons best know to himself, has just threatened the UK and USA.

The lessons of European history are seemingly quickly forgotten, namely that you shouldn't fight wars on two fronts!

Wednesday 27 January 2021

AstraZeneca (A European Company) Gives Two Fingers To The EU Commission



Good for them!

Tuesday 26 January 2021

The EU Throws its Toys and Vaccines Out of The Pram


In a remarkable display of petulance, the EU is picking a fight with both Pfizer and AstraZeneca over the supply of vaccines.

The EU claims that it is not happy with the supply side of the vaccine rollout, and is threatening to block exports from the EU of vaccines manufactured by both Pfizer and AZ.

The UK might be affected in some part by a blockade of Pfizer exports. However, as the majority of the AZ vaccine is manufactured and packed in the UK, any nonsensical blockade will not materially affect AZ supplies.

To add grist to the EU's mill of petulance, Handelsblatt published a piece that can only be described as utter bollocks; claiming the the AZ vaccine was only 8% or less effective in older age groups. Suffice to say AZ are furious with this lie, and have categorically denied it. 

The lie has forced the German Health Ministry to issue a statement stating that Handelsblatt is talking bollocks.

This in itself is ironic, given that the German Health Ministry has been briefing against AZ over the past few days.

Anyhoo, whilst the EU carries on throwing a tantrum (in order to deflect from its botched vaccine rollout) there are a couple of wee points that those with calmer heads may care to consider:

1 The EMA has not yet approved AZ's vaccine.

2 There is more than a good chance that, given this nonsense, AZ (which is complying with its side of the supply agreement) may terminate its contract with the EU.

Peston explains very clealry how the EU screwed this up from day one:


At the end of the day, the EU has mounted a disregardful smear campaign against a company that is trying to help vaccinate the population of Europe.

For why?

To cover up it woefully inadequate vaccine rollout!

Monday 18 January 2021

Fishing Industry Messages The Government