EU fanatics turn on their own EU in "vaccinations fiasco"
President admits fault, MEPs lay into the Commission, and still figures don’t improve
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Brexit Britain continues to storm ahead, as even Guy Verhofstadt attacks his utopian EU
In the EU Parliament’s latest session on the abysmal performance of the EU Commission in rolling out the EU's vaccination programme, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was finally forced to admit to responsibility for the EU’s failures.
“We were late to authorise. We were too optimistic when it came to massive production and perhaps we were too confident that what we ordered would actually be delivered on time.”
- Ursula von der Leyen, EU Commission President, Feb 2021
VIDEO: Even 'Ghastly Guy' cannot contain his criticisms of his EU
In a sign of the growing anger from citizens in all EU member countries at the apparent incompetence of the EU in its handling of the vaccination programme, even arch-federalist Guy Verhofstadt MEP was unable to contain himself. He even took to the airwaves with his own little ‘broadcast’ on his Twitter channel. He described this as a "vaccinations fiasco".
Pro-Europeans should be the first to be critical when things go wrong. On vaccines, they certainly have…— Guy Verhofstadt (@guyverhofstadt) February 13, 2021
My take on @vonderleyen’s #vaccine fiasco and how to move forward and fix it 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/NiP0TQ3Xxl
(Click to watch.)
So how bad are things over there?
Readers might have thought that the EU would have caught up a little since Facts4EU.Org’s last report on the Covid vaccination programme in the UK and Europe. Incredibly, this is not the case.
Brexit Facts4EU.Org Summary
Below is our latest chart for total vaccination doses to date, by country
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A stunning performance by Brexit Britain
The UK has delivered more vaccination doses than the five largest EU countries combined. This continues to be an astonishing performance and is a total vindication of the UK’s decision not to participate in the EU’s programme.
When the UK declined, the newspapers were full of Remoaner-Rejoiners declaring that this would be a disaster. In contrast, it is the EU that has been experiencing the disaster – and still is.
It is not only Guy Verhofstadt who is ‘verhoffing mad’
Clearly, if Frau von der Leyen thought her mea culpa to the EU Parliament was going to assuage her critics, she was mistaken. In contrast to its usual reputation for rolling over, then lining up and presenting EU ‘unity’ and ‘solidarity’ to the outside world, MEPs laid into the Commission. Excerpts from some of the speeches of senior MEPs from some of the main political groupings are below.
“We need a G7 summit to work with the United States and the UK to overcome the impasse and egoism, to overcome obstacles we still face in the production chain.”
- Manfred WEBER (EPP, Germany)
“I ask for an immediate creation of a committee of enquiry looking into the responsibility within the commission in this disaster. We have the right to know.”
- Manon AUBRY (The Left, France)
“We do want more transparency on contracts, as has been said, but also on data. Monthly data to be published by vaccination rolled out so that we can see where we stand with regard to the objectives that we set ourselves more than 70 percent by the summer. If we don't have this information, how do you expect European citizens to know where we stand, where we are on the route to vaccination?”
- Pascal CANFIN (RE, France)
In response to the question posed by the last MEP we quoted above, we would merely say: “Pascal, if you would like to be better informed, try reading Facts4EU.Org.”
There are those (almost all Remainer-Rejoiners) who say we should not gloat at the dramatically better results achieved by Brexit Britain in its vaccination programme, compared to the EU. To these people we would say that we are not gloating, we are reporting, which is what readers expect us to do. We would then ask only one question: “If the situation had been reversed, do you seriously think the BBC and Sky would not have been full of it every day, blaming Brexit?”
In this crisis the EU has shown itself to be power-grabbing, then incompetent, sclerotic, dictatorial, and desperate to blame others at every opportunity. We think we have been very restrained, under the circumstances.
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[ Sources: EU Parliament | Guy Verhofstadt Twitter | European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) | European Medicines Agency (EMA) | World Health Organisation (WHO) | World in Data and country statistics ] Politicians and journalists can contact us for details, as ever.
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