Covid vaccine news LIVE – EU’s jabs crisis branded a ‘fiasco’ by top Brexit basher Guy Verhofstadt as UK roars ahead

THE EU’s former chief Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt has slammed Europe’s vaccine crisis as a “fiasco”.

Writing on Twitter Verhofstadt said that if you “If you believe in Europe, if you love Europe, it’s your duty to be the most vocal critic” before questioning why there is a vaccine shortage in every single EU country.

Setting out his plan to “fix” the problem, Verhofstadt appeared to lay the blame squarely at EU chief Ursula Von Der Leyen, tagging his message on Twitter with the words “Von der Leyen’s fiasco”.

The news comes as the World Health Organisation’s special envoy backed Boris Johnson’s plan to use rapid testing to reopen UK venues.

Dr David Nabarro told GMB viewers this morning that rapid testing could play a key role in getting nightclubs, theatres and music venues to reopen.

“The secret to getting life back to some degree of normality for most of us is going to be the availability of really reliable, super-quick tests… That will make movement so, so much easier,” he said.

Dr Nabarro went on to say that vaccine certificates may be required not just for international holidays but for any “activities where you’re actually going into a different jurisdiction”.

But he added that for those simply moving around inside the UK it will be all about rapid tests.

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