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EU-UK ‘vaccine supply wars’ compound the post-Brexit conflicts

John Downing


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European Council president Charles Michel became involved in the vaccine row with the UK. Photo: John Thys via Reuters

European Council president Charles Michel became involved in the vaccine row with the UK. Photo: John Thys via Reuters

European Council president Charles Michel became involved in the vaccine row with the UK. Photo: John Thys via Reuters

The EU-UK vicious spat over Covid-19 vaccine supplies is definitely a proxy re-run of Brexit battles and reflects poorly upon both sides.

For many in Brussels, and indeed in Dublin, Boris Johnson is yet again using vaccine roll-out success to talk-up Brexit. His government is also maintaining the image for home consumption of “playing hardball with the EU.”


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