Registered On: December 24, 2013
There is nothing to gloat about what has happened over the past few days. The British Government is doing the right thing in offering to help the EU over its vaccination crisis — it’s people’s lives that matter not political gain.
What cannot be ignored are the plain facts behind what has happened. The reason the EU’s vaccination programme is such a disaster is down to the mechanisms of the EU. A classic example of the “big state” in action, or to put it more accurately, inaction.
What is disturbing is how the EU has reacted to the position it’s now in, directly it has to be said as a result of its own fallibilities. The EU’s threat over the Irish border has not been removed, which makes a mockery of its supposed position over the Irish peace process, and its position over exports with regard to vaccines have quite rightly been condemned across the world.
Be in no doubt that the EU is effectively threatening to take over Astra Zeneca’s EU production processes if it doesn’t get its own way. Whether it would actually do so is another matter but it’s making clear to the company that it has the ability to do so. Any company thinking about basing itself in the EU will now be having serious second thoughts.
This would be perfectly understandable except for the fact that the EU’s position is of its own making. Regarding the contract with Astra Zeneca the lawyers would take the EU to the cleaners should this ever get to court — the truth of the matter is that the EU is looking to put blame elsewhere for its own shortcomings. Then we have one of the greatest supporters of the EU, Emmanuel Macron, coming out with fake news that Donald Trump would be proud of.
What the EU has done, of course, is reveal its true colours for the whole world to see. I don’t expect any of the “usual suspects” to change their views as a result of this, indeed I expect they’ll come out with every excuse in the book to claim the exact opposite. But any reasonable thinking person who might have voted to remain will now see why so many voted to leave. It had nothing to do with immigration for many but everything to do with the EU wanting to take control of its member states, with consequences laid bare for all to see.
Deerey, it’s interesting how you and others accuse me of “gaslighting” — a very easy accusation to make but one without any foundation. If what I say is gaslighting then exactly the same can be said about everyone on here.