Brexit news: Boris Johnson warned EU vaccine block could risk OAP’s lives in ‘spicy’ seven-hour showdown

BORIS Johnson warned the EU’s vaccine blockade risked the lives of British OAPs during a ‘spicy’ seven-hour showdown with Ursula von der Leyen.

The PM saved the UK’s vaccine rollout during a series of late-night calls with the president of the European Commission.

Mr Johnson forced the bloc to back down on its bid to stop jab supplies reaching Britain.

Boris reportedly clinched victory after giving a grave warning that blocking jabs would result in the deaths of British grandparents.

Ms von der Leyen ditched plans to stop 3.5million doses of the Pfizer jab from reaching the UK after the fiery talks.

Meanwhile, International Trade Secretary Liz Truss is set to speak to officials in Japan and New Zealand on Monday to formally make the request, with negotiations expected to commence this year.

The Government says joining the partnership would deepen ties with fast-growing economies, including Mexico, Malaysia and Vietnam.

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