EU vaccines row is a reminder of America under Trump - Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Peter Brown, Shadwell, Leeds.

Former president Donald Trump. (AP Photo/John Raoux).

THE UK-EU vaccines “row” is sadly reminiscent of what we often saw in the US while Donald Trump was president (The Yorkshire Post, March 25).

No doubt Britain will come to an accommodation with the European Union and its member countries.

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We can’t afford not to. But until then, the Tory supporting press – and probably your own reactionary columnists, such Bernard Ingham and Bill Carmichael - will continue spewing Fox News-like distractions before declaring “victory over Europe”. But what will have been achieved?

Well, you’ve had several reports in the last few days about the harm Brexit’s doing to Britain.

They’ve been kept off the front page and I’m wondering if others have gone unreported because of space this “row” takes up.

Diversion, hatred stoking and making allies out to be enemies was trademark Trump spin.

Nothing beneficial was achieved, of course. Mexico didn’t pay for a wall.

America’s moving quickly to renew itself post-Trump and rebuild its global reputation.

Meanwhile, we’re still stuck with our tiny-minded, mini-Trump PM.

There’s clearly a vacancy for a progressive and outward-looking internationalist leader determined to undo the damage being done to Britain by Boris Johnson’s dreadful Brexit deal.

Hope to see your application for that role soon, Sir Keir Starmer.

From: Hilary Andrews, Nursery Lane, Leeds.

Jaz Olik of the Leeds for Europe group writes again (The Yorkshire Post, March 24) about reversing the decision of the UK to leave the EU.

This time the saviour is to be the ineffective Keir Starmer.

When are these deluded folk going to realise that we’ve left the EU?

The way the EU have behaved since January 1st has made me examine every product I buy and reject it if it comes from the EU.

Surely we should all be supporting our own industries now and not propping up the defunct unelected EU Commission?

From: Jenny Eaves, Balby, Doncaster.

Whatever the rights and wrongs of the EU and UK vaccines row, please spare a thought for those people with family members on the Continent who are increasingly uncertain about when they will see them again.