Boris Johnson hints the UK may retaliate if EU limits vaccine exports

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Boris Johnson has suggested the UK is not taking anything off the table in terms of the British response to the vaccine export restrictions unveiled by the European Commission on Wednesday.

When asked by the Liaison Committee if the Government could retaliate to the European Union’s decision, the Prime Minister told MPs that the UK will do “everything necessary” to ensure the rollout is not disrupted.

“Our priority is to is to continue the vaccine rollout to vaccinate the British people,” he said.

Mr Johnson added: “I don’t think that the blockades of either vaccines or of medicines of ingredients for vaccines are sensible and I think that the long term damage done by blockades can be can be very considerable.

“I would just gently point out to anybody considering a blockade – or an interruption of supply chains – that companies may look at such actions and and draw conclusions about whether or not it is sensible to make to make future investments in in countries where that arbitrary blockades are imposed.”

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