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Old Jul 20th 2020, 6:50 pm
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So I guess some will be aware that the Oxford University vaccine for Coronavirus appears to be triggering an immune response. Now granted this is only a trial and further tests need to be done but WHAT IF the UK develops the vaccine?
If I was Bojo I would be holding up a vial of the vaccine and saying Hey EU what is it about BREXIT you don't like and are you sure you don't want a deal. Hey Trump when do you want to sign a free Trade Deal which is equal for both countries.
Any other world leader out there want to renegotiate deals they have with the UK?

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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian View Post
So I guess some will be aware that the Oxford University vaccine for Coronavirus appears to be triggering an immune response. Now granted this is only a trial and further tests need to be done but WHAT IF the UK develops the vaccine?
If I was Bojo I would be holding up a vial of the vaccine and saying Hey EU what is it about BREXIT you don't like and are you sure you don't want a deal. Hey Trump when do you want to sign a free Trade Deal which is equal for both countries.
Any other world leader out there want to renegotiate deals they have with the UK?

That wouldn't make us great, that would make us look like nasty little ****ers holding the world to ransom.

Pass.

Want to be and look great? Save the world, share the vaccine.
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Old Jul 20th 2020, 7:26 pm
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That wouldn't make us great, that would make us look like nasty little ****ers holding the world to ransom.

Pass.

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No I think we'd need to use this one to our advantage. We're not exactly financially flush as a country right now and this would also be a good way to get back at those countries that have snubbed us over the last few months.
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No I think we'd need to use this one to our advantage. We're not exactly financially flush as a country right now and this would also be a good way to get back at those countries that have snubbed us over the last few months.

You're having me on, right?
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Old Jul 20th 2020, 7:46 pm
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And in terms of Brits living abroad, it would only be available to those whose state pensions are not frozen
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Old Jul 20th 2020, 7:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
You're having me on, right?
I don't think we should keep it to ourselves but I don't think we should be too eager to hand it out free of charge either especially if it's been in any way funded by the UK tax payer.
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No I think we'd need to use this one to our advantage. We're not exactly financially flush as a country right now and this would also be a good way to get back at those countries that have snubbed us over the last few months.
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I don't think we should keep it to ourselves but I don't think we should be too eager to hand it out free of charge either especially if it's been in any way funded by the UK tax payer.
Which of those do you actually mean?
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Yesterday we were insignificant, not important on the world stage. Now it's Britain save the world. Free of charge.
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Originally Posted by jimenato View Post
Which of those do you actually mean?
Both essentially. I wouldn't advocate intentionally keeping it from any other country with the exception of China.

Obviously there should be donations given to countries who can't afford to pay for it but for the rest of the first world, why can't Britain profit from this?
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Let's have a bit of fun. Pick a country in the world and using the vaccine as a bargaining chip what would you negotiate with them.

Argentina are you still sure you want to lay claim to the Falkland Islands?
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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian View Post
Let's have a bit of fun. Pick a country in the world and using the vaccine as a bargaining chip what would you negotiate with them.

Argentina are you still sure you want to lay claim to the Falkland Islands?
Dear Russia,

**** Off.

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The United Kingdom.

P.S. we've left a perfume bottle in a skip behind a supermarket in Vladivostok. Might contain some vaccine. Might contain calpol mixed with dog piss. Try it and see.
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Iceland. Stop taking our mums!
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Originally Posted by la mancha View Post
Yesterday we were insignificant, not important on the world stage. Now it's Britain save the world. Free of charge.
The projects funded by the new grants range in topics from urban noise to vaccine development....
Oxford University awarded €56 million in European Research Council funding
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Iceland. Stop taking our mums!
And why is everything breaded?
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And why is everything breaded?
Your mum's breaded?
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