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Brexit Britain’s victory over the EU on Covid vaccination is not what it seems | Jean Quatremer

The bloc’s joint vaccines strategy – far from being a fiasco – is delivering a better outcome than the UK’s

The Covid vaccination campaign is a better advertisement for Brexit than even Brexiteers could have imagined. Hasn’t the newly liberated Britain, freed from the shackles of EU membership, shown what it’s capable of?

The evidence couldn’t be clearer: 19% of the British population has already received a first vaccination, compared with barely 1.5% of the EU’s. Malta, the EU country out in front, is still only on 8%. Surely a case of “game, set and match”, as John Major so proudly declared back in December 1991, having won the UK’s opt-out from the Maastricht treaty?

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