‘You’ve got MILLIONS of unused vaccines!’ Marr skewers EU chief on Covid jab export threat

Hancock clashes with Andrew Marr over contract delay

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Andrew Marr spoke with EU finance chief Mairead McGuinness who defended the bloc’s behaviour after European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen threatened to ban exports of vaccines from the continent to countries with a high vaccination rate. While Ms McGuinness listed off how the EU is supporting the vaccine rollout internationally, Mr Marr embarrassingly pointed out that millions of AstraZeneca vaccines sit unused in European storage. The BBC host said Europe should simply use those doses and revealed that Oxford scientist John Bell called the EU’s policy “crackers”.

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