“They also promised to other and now the firm is in a position where is cannot deliver. Why not do what your Prime Minister suggested which is cooperate rather than support a firm that does not do what it was supposed to do.”
Shephard hit back: “There’s 14 million vaccines in and around the EU that aren’t being used at the moment.
“The reticence on the continent to take the AstraZeneca vaccine is huge – 55 percent of Germans say the vaccine is unsafe, 61 percent of your own country, France, say that’s it unsafe; 43 percent of Italians say it’s unsafe.
“In Spain, it’s 52 percent that think the AstraZeneca vaccine is unsafe.