LeoV

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LeoV last won the day on February 25 2019

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  1. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    JS; Oxford funding. Yep, and later on after signing deal in August, AZ got UK and EU money to expand production. But signed by 2 AZ corporate identities, AZ UK and AZ Sweden. But money went from AZ EU to finance AZ UK chain. If EU can not take legal action on deliveries, on finance they can. Let's hope for the UK they do not need EU stuff for medical reasons in the future... oh wait... isotopes.
  2. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    If you reply on a simple question; Is this a good deal for EU UK relationship in your opinion, yes or no.
  3. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    And what W misses is that the rhetoric of the UK RW press and politicians was 95% incorrect. Not later signed, not later funded etc, only text on best effort can be explained different. Seeing a Tory MP live on telly saying they are better then the EU and laughing, and multiple MPs's for weeks repeating false claims.. BJ wanting to put a British flag on it, knowing without the EU supply chain they would have nothing... Does not make the EU friendlier...
  4. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Biggest problem is supply chain. Was mixed. Dutch lab deemed to be part of UK supply chain in UK contract, EU in EU contract. AZ prefered to pleasure the UK. As it was cheaper. Meanwhile UK gets Pfizer jabs paid for by the EU, as much as AZ paid for by the UK. The difference will be at the most 8 weeks. But with much less economic damage in the EU, and lower mortality rates. Time for the EU to wake up (as they will), UK has showed no difference after 2020, it is no friend and will not cooperate on a friendly base for a decade or so. It is all a political advantage for the Tories in the UK to keep attacking the EU.
  5. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    On AZ and UK/EU spat. UK contract has a bit more bite, AZ did choose to honour UK as the EU contract was less punishing if delays happened, that is all. https://www.politico.eu/article/the-key-differences-between-the-eu-and-uk-astrazeneca-contracts/ AZ delayed a shipment again, EU is going for Pfizer and still hopes AZ will deliver to speed it up.
  6. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    So NI will be a problem for the time being,in the UK and the EU. EU rules and UK being a normal 3rd country will be a problem for the time being, more for the UK though. Not unexpected.
  7. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    The trouble is, while most unionist voters backed Brexit, they broadly loathe the trade deal’s creation of a customs “sea border” that splits the U.K. As a result, the ruling Democratic Unionist Party has begun boycotting all North-South meetings as part of its demand for the Northern Ireland protocol to be scrapped. When asked about the MEPs’ ideas, a senior DUP official laughed with incredulity. “Of course they want us building connections with Brussels. Haven’t they noticed we want absolutely nothing to do with Brussels?” https://www.politico.eu/article/northern-ireland-eu-brexit-divide/ If I got it right; DUP against GFA, May Deal and NIP. DUP for Brexit and NIP as long as it lasted.
  8. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    The DUP are taking Brexit to court. https://www.politico.eu/article/brexit-deal-northern-ireland-protocol-dup-complaint/
  9. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    He's urging the government to put pressure on the EU to make UK Class B LBM exempt from the ban. "Get a move on. Sort it out. Get some stamina. Get over to Europe and sort it out," he said. "We want to know; can we export our product? If we can't then we need some big intervention to facilitate another market. https://news.sky.com/story/brexit-uk-fishermen-fear-losing-their-homes-as-export-ban-bites-12223329
  10. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Yeah big victory. This elapses automatically after four years unless renewed, it says because of the Brexit context. It is temporary. The guillotine clause on the EU's data adequacy decision is a perfect example of; we'll watch like a hawk and pull the plug in a second. The reason for the temp deal on data on EU side; security, trade to the UK and NI.
  11. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Wayne is Brexit in human form. The risible lack of self-awareness of Mr Pooter, the vicious Little Englandism of Rupert Rigsby, and the terrifying self-regard of Hyacinth Bucket. Of course the loathsome sump of Johnsonian Brexitism would welcome him to its reeking bosom.
  12. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    What a weasel Wayne is... one simple question. Then trying to insult me, needs better stuff.
  13. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    ^^^so a spineless guy. Incapable of forming a personal thought.
  14. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    ^^^still no answer, what a spineless reaction. Again is the deal made good or do you want closer relationship with EU ?
  15. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Yep, in short they stole vaccines from the EU. Now was AZ doing it for it's own reason or was it pushed by UK politics (directly or indirect). Place your bet, I have made one. In the past I was sorry to see comments as "hang Boris", now I am less convinced that is bad. And now you know why EU was so angry, and it will be for a while. They will have known the UK contract. Talking about acting in bad faith... UK is an evil (nano sized) empire again. VDL reaction says it all; The EU is now working on new contracts for booster vaccines tweaked for Covid variants. Pfizer and Moderna clearly first in line - mRNA can be updated fast, and von der Leyen said yesterday it makes sense to work with existing contractors and experience with "most" had been good. AZ is now looking into EU labs so they can cut out the UK ones for EU production, but labs are hesitant to work with them. Better work for Pfizer, J&J, Moderna etc.