Brexit news latest – Fury as EU DOUBLES DOWN on sick threat to block UK’s Pfizer vaccine supply after AstraZeneca row

THE EU has doubled down on its threat to block supplies of the Pfizer vaccine heading to the UK after a row over AstraZeneca jabs.

Yesterday it was revealed that, due to delays approving the vaccine and the EU’s joint-procurement system, the bloc will receive just 30 million doses of the UK-made AstraZeneca rather than the 80 million they ordered.

The development has left the EU fuming and threatening to hinder supplies of the lifesaving Belgium-made Pfizer vaccine heading into Britain by demanding companies ask for permission to take vaccines out of the bloc.

The move sparked widespread fury in the UK but this afternoon the EU doubled down on its threat – even suggesting Britain had squirrelled away the EU’s 50 million dose order deficit for itself, the Telegraph reported.

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