Sir Nick Clegg appeared on LBC to discuss the failures surrounding the European Union’s vaccine rollout stating it was letting its citizens down by not putting out “bets” on different companies quick enough. Sir Nick, who was opposed to Brexit, also discussed a Bloomberg study which found growing support for UK independence after witnessing the pandemic issues in Europe. Sir Nick said it was understandable to see such anger as he critiqued the EU for its coronavirus failures.
Appearing on LBC, host Nick Ferrari asked Sir Nick: “Some remainers are to turn their backs on the European Union says research by the news organisation, Bloomberg.
“From where you sat and watched this through how have you seen the EU and the UK squabbles over vaccines?
Sir Nick replied: “I think the EU has let itself down and more important has left millions of Europeans down by not providing people with vaccines on the scale with the speed that has been possible in the UK.
“And that’s elicited, quite understandably, a lot of anger never mind what people say to opinion pollsters in the UK.
“Across the EU people are waiting for their vaccines impatiently when they see that in the US and the UK and Israel and other countries vaccines are being rolled out much more rapidly.
“I hope they catch up we all you know because Covid anywhere is Covid everywhere so we all have an interest in everyone to get access to it more rapidly.
“But clearly something has gone very badly wrong indeed in recent months in the EU.”
Mr Ferrari then asked the Facebook Vice-President why he believed things had gone so badly for the EU.
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