Jeremy Vine: Malone slams EU in vaccine rollout rant
The UK Government has made strong progress in its bid to vaccinate the 13 million most vulnerable people in the country by the middle of February. Earlier this month it was revealed that Britain had administered more coronavirus vaccines than the entire European Union.
The UK Government authorised the use of various coronavirus vaccines much more quickly than the European Union and as a result, the trading bloc is some way behind Britain in terms of vaccinations.
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She added: “We keep being told by the EU that we are an insignificant little island.
“Yet suddenly we are expected to provide for the rest of the world.
“The fact remains that we are a small island.
“The European Union is a big bloc of 27 countries, it is in a mess over the vaccine.
Carole Malone says it’s not UK’s job to ‘look after rest of world’
“Why don’t they give some of their vaccines away?”
The Jeremy Vine panellist also stressed that some parts of Britain are not receiving enough coronavirus vaccines.
She labelled that scenario a postcode lottery and added that the UK cannot afford to give away any vaccines until this was resolved.
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Ms Malone said: “We’re hearing already that there is a postcode lottery in this country and there is not enough vaccines in certain areas. So no, we can’t afford to give away.
“It’s not our job, we’re a small island, it’s not our job to look after the rest of the world.
“Yes, we’ve got to help when we can, when we’re in a position to.
“But currently we’re not.”
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