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Post by Duty281 Fri 11 Dec 2020, 4:53 pm

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"man that negotiated the Australia deal with the EU" - Who is this man? I only ask because Australia don't have a deal with the EU; they are, however, in the process of negotiating one.

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Post by Duty281 Sat 13 Mar 2021, 11:27 pm

Imports and exports coming down for a month - expected due to short-term economic upheaval - is small potatoes compared to the utter disaster that the EU 'move as one' vaccination programme has been.

An excellent reminder, not that any were needed, that the EU is utterly incapable of dealing with a crisis, and the UK is far better off out of the failed project.

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler Sat 13 Mar 2021, 11:35 pm

Wow, how manageable for me

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Post by Pr4wn Sat 13 Mar 2021, 11:56 pm

Duty281 wrote:Imports and exports coming down for a month -  expected due to short-term economic upheaval - is small potatoes compared to the utter disaster that the EU 'move as one' vaccination programme has been.

An excellent reminder, not that any were needed, that the EU is utterly incapable of dealing with a crisis, and the UK is far better off out of the failed project.

The UK has a higher death rate than any EU country.

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Post by Soul Requiem Sun 14 Mar 2021, 12:02 am

Aside from Czech Republic, Slovenia and Belgium.

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Post by Pr4wn Sun 14 Mar 2021, 12:05 am

Soul Requiem wrote:Aside from Czech Republic, Slovenia and Belgium.

Ha, yeah. Makes it much better. Apologies for missing this (MUCH smaller) countries off.

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Post by Pr4wn Sun 14 Mar 2021, 12:05 am

Duty281 wrote:Imports and exports coming down for a month -  expected due to short-term economic upheaval - is small potatoes compared to the utter disaster that the EU 'move as one' vaccination programme has been.

An excellent reminder, not that any were needed, that the EU is utterly incapable of dealing with a crisis, and the UK is far better off out of the failed project.

Desperate whatabaoutery much?

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Post by Soul Requiem Sun 14 Mar 2021, 12:08 am

People dying is something worthy of laughing about? Better to be factually correct I'm sure you'd agree.

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Post by lostinwales Mon 15 Mar 2021, 12:27 am

Soul Requiem wrote:People dying is something worthy of laughing about? Better to be factually correct I'm sure you'd agree.

But claiming we are so much better than the EU at getting vaccinations done as a justification of Brexit is also bovine effluent.

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Post by Soul Requiem Mon 15 Mar 2021, 12:32 am

lostinwales wrote:
Soul Requiem wrote:People dying is something worthy of laughing about? Better to be factually correct I'm sure you'd agree.

But claiming we are so much better than the EU at getting vaccinations done as a justification of Brexit is also bovine effluent.

Relevance?

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Post by Pr4wn Mon 15 Mar 2021, 8:21 am

Think he was responding to Duty. So yes, relevant.

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Post by Soul Requiem Mon 15 Mar 2021, 8:57 am

Responding to Duty but quoting me, sounds likely.

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Post by lostinwales Mon 15 Mar 2021, 9:08 am

Maybe not your good self and this probably comes from engaging on different platforms but there is a good deal of whataboutery going both ways, and there is an argument being used about the comparative performance of vaccination programs.

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Post by Duty281 Mon 15 Mar 2021, 10:34 am

lostinwales wrote:
Soul Requiem wrote:People dying is something worthy of laughing about? Better to be factually correct I'm sure you'd agree.

But claiming we are so much better than the EU at getting vaccinations done as a justification of Brexit is also bovine effluent.

How so? The EU 'move as one' vaccination programme has been a disaster - you surely don't dispute that?

The UK's vaccination programme has been such a brilliant success (at least) partially because of its independence from the European Commission. If we were still tied to the EU, the UK's vaccination programme would not have been so successful.

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Post by JuliusHMarx Mon 15 Mar 2021, 12:53 pm

Or possibly if we'd still been in the EU, our influence (backed by the vaccine being developed in the UK) would have improved the roll-out for all EU members, thus improving the outcome for more people than is currently the case. By being isolationist we may have cost lives overall, albeit foreign ones that we don't really care about.

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Post by Soul Requiem Mon 15 Mar 2021, 1:26 pm

So the EU would have approved the vaccines sooner were the UK still in it? Seems unlikely and based on no actual evidence, they screwed up but we didn't on this issue. It's as simple as that.

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Post by lostinwales Mon 15 Mar 2021, 1:50 pm

Duty281 wrote:
lostinwales wrote:
Soul Requiem wrote:People dying is something worthy of laughing about? Better to be factually correct I'm sure you'd agree.

But claiming we are so much better than the EU at getting vaccinations done as a justification of Brexit is also bovine effluent.

How so? The EU 'move as one' vaccination programme has been a disaster - you surely don't dispute that?

The UK's vaccination programme has been such a brilliant success (at least) partially because of its independence from the European Commission. If we were still tied to the EU, the UK's vaccination programme would not have been so successful.

I do dispute it. It has not been a disaster, or if it has it is as much due to scale and fortune as much as ours has. There are major issues over ramping up vaccine production, because it depends upon a biological process, which means regardless of anything else it is significantly easier buying vaccines for even 60million instead of 400million. The fact that we have developed one of the major vaccines here in the UK and managed to get our local production ramped up ahead of many sites overseas has given us a significant advantage.

And although our vaccination program has so far been a success, we still have well over 23k more recorded deaths than anywhere else in Europe.

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Post by Soul Requiem Mon 15 Mar 2021, 1:55 pm

You dispute it with nonsense because you cannot accept the UK have done something than the EU. There are numerous major vaccines developed in the EU so that is not at all relevant.

Are you honestly suggesting the EU Vaccine rollout hasn't been a disaster?

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Post by JuliusHMarx Mon 15 Mar 2021, 1:58 pm

Soul Requiem wrote:So the EU would have approved the vaccines sooner were the UK still in it? Seems unlikely and based on no actual evidence, they screwed up but we didn't on this issue. It's as simple as that.

I think the EU roll-out would have been more successful if the UK were still in the EU, in part because the EU would have had better access to the Oxford vaccine developed by a member state.
As things turned out, the UK benefitted, in this case, from leaving the EU, but I'd rather see the benefits across the whole of the EU, because I'm not particularly UK-centric.

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Post by Pr4wn Mon 15 Mar 2021, 4:11 pm

Soul Requiem wrote:You dispute it with nonsense because you cannot accept the UK have done something than the EU. There are numerous major vaccines developed in the EU so that is not at all relevant.

Are you honestly suggesting the EU Vaccine rollout hasn't been a disaster?

I'm assuming he's not, because he said nothing of the sort. Can't you read?

Also, the fact that the EU develop numerous other "major vaccines" is completely irrelevant.

Yes, the UK roll-out has been far superior to that of the EU. That much is very clear. To simply say that this is because of Brexit is extreme jingoism, though.

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Post by Duty281 Mon 15 Mar 2021, 5:00 pm

JuliusHMarx wrote:Or possibly if we'd still been in the EU, our influence (backed by the vaccine being developed in the UK) would have improved the roll-out for all EU members, thus improving the outcome for more people than is currently the case. By being isolationist we may have cost lives overall, albeit foreign ones that we don't really care about.

Not quite, because the EU's vaccine deployment has been a disaster for two main reasons:

1) The EU agreed deals far too late, up to three months after the independent UK. This meant that when there were production issues with the vaccine, there was virtually no time for the EU to sort out these problems; it also led to distribution delays. I don't see how the UK's influence would have led to the EU Commission signing deals three or four months earlier.

2) They approved vaccines far too late. This is because approval had to come from the European Medicines Agency, which could only act when it had received input from every single member state. Approval from the EMA was nearly three weeks later for certain vaccines than the UK's approval. The UK's influence wouldn't have been able to achieve anything here.

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Post by Duty281 Mon 15 Mar 2021, 5:11 pm

lostinwales wrote:
Duty281 wrote:
lostinwales wrote:
Soul Requiem wrote:People dying is something worthy of laughing about? Better to be factually correct I'm sure you'd agree.

But claiming we are so much better than the EU at getting vaccinations done as a justification of Brexit is also bovine effluent.

How so? The EU 'move as one' vaccination programme has been a disaster - you surely don't dispute that?

The UK's vaccination programme has been such a brilliant success (at least) partially because of its independence from the European Commission. If we were still tied to the EU, the UK's vaccination programme would not have been so successful.

I do dispute it. It has not been a disaster, or if it has it is as much due to scale and fortune as much as ours has. There are major issues over ramping up vaccine production, because it depends upon a biological process, which means regardless of anything else it is significantly easier buying vaccines for even 60million instead of 400million. The fact that we have developed one of the major vaccines here in the UK and managed to get our local production ramped up ahead of many sites overseas has given us a significant advantage.

And although our vaccination program has so far been a success, we still have well over 23k more recorded deaths than anywhere else in Europe.

Yes, but these problems with regards to scale and production are exacerbated by the EU's slowness of action, with regards to negotiating deals and approving vaccines. Even von der Leyen accepts that the EU were too late to authorise.

The EU does have a large population - nearly 450m - but so does the USA at nearly 330m, and the USA, like the UK, acted swiftly and has managed to administer just under 30 vaccine doses per 100 people, compared to the EU which is just under 11 doses per 100 people.

The UK does have a high recorded death toll, but there are lots of factors in this which are not directly attributable to government action - e.g. population density, age demographics, obesity levels etc.

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Post by Soul Requiem Mon 15 Mar 2021, 5:37 pm

Pr4wn wrote:
Soul Requiem wrote:You dispute it with nonsense because you cannot accept the UK have done something than the EU. There are numerous major vaccines developed in the EU so that is not at all relevant.

Are you honestly suggesting the EU Vaccine rollout hasn't been a disaster?

I'm assuming he's not, because he said nothing of the sort. Can't you read?

Also, the fact that the EU develop numerous other "major vaccines" is completely irrelevant.

Yes, the UK roll-out has been far superior to that of the EU. That much is very clear. To simply say that this is because of Brexit is extreme jingoism, though.

It's exactly what he said in a post, do try to read what is actually written before coming out with this rubbish.

Why is it irrelevant, the UK authorised the use of the Pfizer vaccine in early December at the same point the EU could have done the same. It is because of Brexit, were we still in the EU we'd also be in a desperately poor vaccination position.

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Post by JuliusHMarx Mon 15 Mar 2021, 5:42 pm

I don't think it's too much of a stretch to think that if the UK were still in the EU they could have sped up a deal for the Oxford vaccine, compared to the current EU timescales.

Equally, if the UK were processing the data instead of, or in addition to Sweden and France, that could well have sped things up in terms of approval. Unless we're worse at it than Sweden and France, of course.

I'm not suggesting it would have progressed at the speed the UK did it alone, but I certainly think it's plausible that having the UK in the EU would have made it quicker than the current EU process.

As for factors that are attributable to this government - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56406393

Let's face it, the government handling was poor, excluding the vaccine roll-out.

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Post by Pr4wn Mon 15 Mar 2021, 6:04 pm

The fact that the EU produces other vaccines is completely irrelevant. Other vaccines were developed and are manufactured completely separately. Also the fact that these other vaccines are manufactured in the EU has nothing to do with the regulatory approval needed. Strange point.

The EU authorised the use of the Pfizer vaccine on the 21st of September, hardly a huge time difference.

Again, nobody is saying that Brexit had nothing to do with it. But to say "it's because of Brexit" while offering up such weak reasoning is jingoistic.

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Post by Samo Mon 15 Mar 2021, 6:07 pm

I must say that needing a pandemic to find a tangible benefit to Brexit is absolute top banter.

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Post by Duty281 Mon 15 Mar 2021, 6:27 pm

JuliusHMarx wrote:I don't think it's too much of a stretch to think that if the UK were still in the EU they could have sped up a deal for the Oxford vaccine, compared to the current EU timescales.

Equally, if the UK were processing the data instead of, or in addition to Sweden and France, that could well have sped things up in terms of approval. Unless we're worse at it than Sweden and France, of course.

I'm not suggesting it would have progressed at the speed the UK did it alone, but I certainly think it's plausible that having the UK in the EU would have made it quicker than the current EU process.

As for factors that are attributable to this government - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56406393

Let's face it, the government handling was poor, excluding the vaccine roll-out.

I agree that a deal for the Oxford vaccine may have been agreed quicker if the UK were in the EU, but it would have still run into the same problems with slow approval (needing all member states to make input before the EMA approved), distribution delays, and the European Commission not knowing which vaccine to prioritise. Overall, this is another international crisis which has exposed the sclerotic mechanisms of the EU and, again, left its member states bickering amongst each other.

I agree completely with your last sentence.

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Post by Soul Requiem Mon 15 Mar 2021, 6:37 pm

Pr4wn wrote:The fact that the EU produces other vaccines is completely irrelevant. Other vaccines were developed and are manufactured completely separately. Also the fact that these other vaccines are manufactured in the EU has nothing to do with the regulatory approval needed. Strange point.

The EU authorised the use of the Pfizer vaccine on the 21st of September, hardly a huge time difference.

Again, nobody is saying that Brexit had nothing to do with it. But to say "it's because of Brexit" while offering up such weak reasoning is jingoistic.

I've yet to see you counter the point instead resorting to a litany of ad hominems. It's a significant time difference when we're talking about a pandemic, we'll let UKG off for being slow off the mark originally, whats a few days or even weeks?

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Post by Soul Requiem Mon 15 Mar 2021, 6:37 pm

Samo wrote:I must say that needing a pandemic to find a tangible benefit to Brexit is absolute top banter.

Death is top banter.

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Post by JuliusHMarx Mon 15 Mar 2021, 6:59 pm

Soul Requiem wrote:
Samo wrote:I must say that needing a pandemic to find a tangible benefit to Brexit is absolute top banter.

Death is top banter.

It's certainly a rich field for professional comedians.

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Post by Samo Sat 01 May 2021, 3:13 pm

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/fishing-hull-norway-brexit-talks-b1840438.html

Remember when we were told that Brexit would save the UK fishing industry. Strange that all those charlatens who sold that rubbish are nowhere to be seen as the industry collapses.

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