Is this pharmaceutical company going to own its own patents - huge investment? Or is it going to be like the Serum Institute in India where it produces other companies' vaccines?Looks like we owe Jeremy Corbyn a big apology. I would put him in charge tomorrow, creating a British National Pharmaceutical Corporation tomorrow - in the same way we had a British National Oil Corporation (BNOC) in the 1770's to ensure oil supplies.
Boris Johnson has temporary humiliated the EU over vaccine supplies. He could easily have diffused this confrontation 4 weeks ago with a few emphatic words and some token return gestures - which would have ensured cooperation in the future.
I think he has deliberately fanned this fire, to justify his previous Brexit stance - tragically leaving us totally isolated in the future.
Instead the EU must now future proof itself against the UK in any battle for even basic Pharmaceuticals - some of which were already in short supply before Covid. The EU will put an embargo on exports to us in future at the first necessity - in the same way the USA has blocked any Covid vaccine exports to us.
Other than the EU, the rest of the world either hates us, despises us, or has no capability to help us.
We need a state run Pharmaceutical industry for all essentials - not grovelling for something 'just in time'.
(BNOC). There are some things I can forgive the late Mrs Thatcher for (not many), but right up there with destroying the native mining industry on…www.heraldscotland.com