Macron’s “Shameful Behavior” Was Criticized As France “Holds British Ransom” Before Demanding Beatings | World | News

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EU leaders have refused to back European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s plans to tighten export controls over fears of starting a vaccine trade war. But Mr Macron reinforced his contempt for the UK by backing the proposal, saying it was ‘the end of naivety’ and it was time to ‘block all exports’. This followed a row between bloc and drugmaker AstraZeneca over the supply of vaccines to the UK previously. the EU, as many European countries are experiencing a surge in infections.

But former British Army officer and government defense adviser Nicholas Drummond said the French president had “done a lot of harm” with his actions in recent months.
He said: “I think Europe has a lot of problems right now and needs to find its mojo.

“Macron’s behavior towards the UK before Christmas, when he held us to ransom, was utterly shameful.

“France has treated us as an enemy, not as an ally.

Emmanuel Macron called for an export ban on vaccines (Image: GETTY)

France has closed its borders to the United Kingdom (Image: GETTY)

“This will seriously affect the UK’s attitude towards France until Macron is gone – in the long run they remain a key partner.
“I think Macron has done enormous damage.”

In December, Paris announced that all passenger and cargo transported from the UK to France would be suspended in response to the emergence of a new strain of COVID-19.

This had a “devastating effect” on the supply of food and other consumer goods in Britain.

In February, Mr Macron said the AstraZeneca vaccine was ‘almost ineffective’ in those over 65 and his Europe minister accused the UK of taking ‘huge risks’ by relying too heavily on its vaccine local.

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The UK has experienced a successful vaccine rollout so far

The UK has experienced a successful vaccine rollout so far (Image: GETTY)

Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) quickly clarified the claims, adding that the vaccine was effective “in people aged 65 and over.”

Barely a month later, Mr Macron joined several other EU countries in suspending the deployment of the vaccine, fearing it could cause blood clots.

But UK and EU regulators later confirmed there was “no evidence” that the vaccine caused blood clots.

It was estimated in early March that France had used only 25% of the vaccines received from AstraZeneca, but now the producer must “catch up” the deliveries promised to the block, according to Ms. von der Leyen.

Mr. Drummond thinks a lot of damage has already been done.

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Ursula von der Leyen a critiqué AstraZeneca

Ursula von der Leyen a critiqué AstraZeneca (Image: GETTY)

He added: “The spit of vaccine added fuel to the fire and von der Leyen did not help.

“The EU has really made a fool of itself about this. If he becomes a tyrant who suddenly ignores commercial contracts, then the whole concept of economic union collapses.

“People won’t want to do business in or around the EU.

“The next time there is a crisis like this, they will be really stuck.

“There are a lot of questions that need to be answered and that certainly justifies our decision to leave in the short term.”

UK continues to fight COVID-19

UK continues to fight COVID-19 (Image: GETTY)

The UK and the EU have said they are working together to improve relations after weeks of tension.

In a joint statement, they said they wanted to “create a win-win situation and expand the supply of vaccines for all”.

This week, 2M. Macron called on the military to speed up the vaccination campaign after he said he was applying “very strong pressure” on AstraZeneca to get the EU to receive more hits.

He promised an acceleration in jabs in April as supplies increased and announced that every 70 and over would be entitled to a dose starting this weekend, two weeks ahead of schedule.

The French president has been criticized

The French president has been criticized (Image: GETTY)

But Mr Drummond believes there might be a growing sense of anger towards the French president coming from within his own borders.

He added: “I don’t think there are calls for him to withdraw from France, but he is not very popular.

“However, they don’t have a clear alternative.

“He could even be re-elected, which would not be good for Anglo-Franco relations. ”

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