The EU has not had a good few weeks, but celebrating Britain’s ‘freedom’ is premature
Europeans are circling the wagons around the beleaguered EU president, Ursula von der Leyen, amid the wreckage of her European “health union” and unilateral, short-lived suspension of the Northern Ireland protocol.
The desire for a pan-European approach to vaccine procurement and distribution was in essence right, say German and French leaders – Covid knows no borders and Europe must fight as a whole. Nor were the delivery failures of her making. On Northern Ireland, she could hardly have reversed her self-acknowledged bad decision more quickly. Rally to the EU president.