EU plan to block vaccine jabs entering the UK at Irish border dashed

THE EU “cocked up big time” over explosive “Trumpian” plans to block life-saving Covid jabs from entering the UK, ministers today blasted. European leaders have sensationally backed down in the vaccine war after being met with fury over the “grave”…

EU plan to block vaccine jabs entering the UK at Irish border dashed

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THE EU “cocked up big time” over explosive “Trumpian” plans to block life-saving Covid jabs from entering the UK, ministers today blasted.

European leaders have sensationally backed down in the vaccine war after being met with fury over the “grave” bid to block jabs on the Irish border.

But they are still pushing for an extraordinary export ban that could block 3.5million life-saving jabs ordered from a Pfizer BioNTech in Belgium from entering the UK.

Now politicians have slammed Brussels for handing itself new sweeping powers to stop companies sending millions of vaccines across the channel.

Ex-Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith today branded the act “almost Trumpian”.

The Tory MP added: “The EU cocked up big time last night, but we all need to work in the interest of preserving Northern Ireland.

“It is not just a backdoor for goods going to Britain, it is a very sensitive place and we have a duty between the EU and UK to ensure there is no hard border.”

His comments came after widespread anger erupted in Northern Ireland and among Tory MPs – with ex-Brexit minister David Jones comparing the EU to the “Mafia”.

Boris Johnson also condemned the act, which meant the bloc overrode part of the Brexit deal to effectively create a hard border in Ireland.

A No10 spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister spoke to EU Commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen this evening.

“He expressed his grave concerns about the potential impact which the steps the EU has taken today on vaccine exports could have.”

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