Did Brexit help Britain succeed at Vaccinations? Did it help us do better than the EU?
No. Britain’s success on vaccination has nothing to do with Brexit, not matter how many flags people wave
Britain performed catastrophically badly on Covid in 2020 because the Government put their mates in charge of it, who outsourced it all to the private sector – PPE, Track and Trace. Their mates made millions while we ran up the worst death rate in Europe.
Britain is doing much better on vaccines because the NHS and Local Government are running it, not Government cronies.
They were helped by the fact that AstraZeneca is a British company headquartered in the UK. This of course wouldn’t have been true if the 2014 takeover by Pfizer had gone ahead, with the support of David Cameron’s government. Well done to Pascal Soriot and the AZ board who held firm, and politicians like Chuka Umanna who supported them. This matters because post Brexit companies are moving their head offices out of the UK. Which makes it harder for us to organise these programmes in the future.
It’s that simple. Don’t get fooled by the flag waving.