30 Jan 2021

EU U-turn on Covid vaccine exports

It took only a few hours for the announcement to be withdrawn, but the damage was done within the UK and the Republic of Ireland united in condemnation.

Now the government says the EU made a mistake in using a clause in the Northern Ireland Protocol to halt vaccines from reaching the UK via the Irish border.

This evening, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said UK supplies would be safe and that the UK would work to help resolve supply problems in the EU.