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62% of Brits think Brexit helped their vaccine roll-out

Nearly two-thirds of Britons polled recently said Brexit had made the UK’s vaccine roll-out a greater success.¬†

The JL Partners’ poll for Bloomberg also found 54 per cent of Britons would vote to maintain Brexit if asked today, with one in five former Remain voters now wanting to stay out of the EU and only 9 per cent of Leave voters regretting their decision.

The shift in Eurosceptic sentiment since 51.9 per cent voted to leave the EU in 2016 is apparent in the latest polling, as the UK steams ahead of its European neighbours’ vaccine figures.

67 per cent of those polled believe the EU has been “hostile” towards the UK during several disputes about how vaccines would be distributed, with only 11 per cent claiming Brussels had acted like an ally of the UK.

The EU had threatened to invoke the Northern Ireland protocol and block exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine, causing renewed tension between the bloc and the UK following years of difficult Brexit negotiations.

The WHO criticised the pace of the EU’s vaccine roll-out earlier this month, calling it “unacceptably slow.”

“Vaccines present our best way out of this pandemic. However, the rollout of these vaccines is unacceptably slow and is prolonging the pandemic,” Europe’s WHO director Hans Kluge said.

The survery of 2,002 Britons comes just over 100 days after Brexit took effect, with the UK administering twice as many vaccines as EU member states like Italy.

The Italians have only administered 13 million injections, whilst the UK’s NHS has administered 39 million doses, largely because of deals the British government was able to strike directly with vaccine¬†producers.

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