Breitbart News reported:
The United Kingdom, which the (European Union) compared to a “speedboat” in vaccine development, has committed to giving 80 per cent of its spare doses to the third world once all adults in Britain have been vaccinated.
Hundreds of millions of vaccines will be sent to the worldwide distribution programme Covax, Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged on Friday at a virtual meeting of the G7. The British will give out 20 per cent of their doses directly, including possibly to the Republic of Ireland and the rest of the struggling European Union, as earlier suggested.
Britain has ordered 407 million doses of seven types of coronavirus vaccine — far more than needed to innoculate its 66 million citizens. The prime minister has made the commitment not only on moral but practical grounds, to get the virus under control globally to reduce the spread.
Britain’s generosity comes as a result of the country having such a large quantity of spare doses available, thanks to the British cutting loose from the European Union’s medical agency after Brexit. Prime Minister Johnson took a gamble in investing in pharmaceutical projects early on in the pandemic, which ultimately paid off. On December 2nd, the United Kingdom became the first Western country to have certified for use a vaccine against the Chinese coronavirus.
The EU, meanwhile, demanded that all its member-states relinquish their autonomy in vaccine procurement and hand over responsibility to Brussels in a system that was plagued with bureaucracy and delays and resulted in the British at one point having vaccinated more people than the entire EU27 combined.
OK, this is one more example of how Britain is prospering and leading the way after leaving the European Union (EU). Leftists all over Europe said that Britain would flounder, but we conservatives knew that the opposite would happen.
The British economy has outperformed the rest of Europe since 2016 when Britain first passed its Brexit referendum. The reason is simple – the EU is a big, bureaucratic, regulatory drag on its member nations, just like Washington, DC is on America.
This is what happened in the United States. The day after Donald Trump was elected in November 2016, the US economy started to take off and it soared until the China virus brought us down in March 2020. Yet leftists in America predicted that Trump would bring on a disaster. Here is an article from Politico.com the day after Trump won the 2016 election:
The economic fallout of a Donald Trump presidency will probably be severe and widespread enough to plunge the world into recession, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman warned in a New York Times opinion piece published early Wednesday.
Calling Trump the “mother of all adverse effects,” the Nobel Prize-winning economist predicted that the GOP nominee’s administration could quickly undo the progress that the markets around the world have made in the eight years since the financial crisis.
Yet we know that by January 2020 president Trump had produced the strongest economy in US history. This shows how little this “Nobel Prize-winning economist” Krugman really knows, but then again these people are academic eggheads who know nothing about the real world and they always get things backwards. They would not know which end of a hammer to use.
Leftists predicted the same about Brexit too, that Britain would falter. But you just watch – Britain is going to thrive; it already is doing so, as we see in the vaccine case above. Americanexperiment.com reported in March 2019:
In the run up to Britain’s referendum on European Union membership in June 2016, a number of experts predicted that, in the event of a vote to Leave the EU, the British economy would collapse.
This week, it was announced that ‘UK employment at highest since 1971‘. Not only that, but the number of people in work rose by 222,000, the largest increase for years, unemployment is at a 44 year low, and wage growth, at 1.3%, has now outpaced inflation for a year. This job growth was driven by women, they account for 60% new jobs. Employment growth was also driven by growth in full-time jobs. And every region of the United Kingdom saw employment growth. All this while inflation is below target, British government borrowing is at its lowest level for 17 years, and GDP is growing at its fastest pace for two years.
After Brexit, none of this was supposed to happen.
The reason that the European Union fears Britain’s success is because other Euro countries will see it and will want to depart too. Italians already are talking about their own referendum along with conservative leaders in every other Euro country. Express.co.uk reported:
THE EU has been warned Denmark could have a referendum on its membership within a matter of years if Brexit Britain proves to be a success.
Denmark could hold a breakaway vote by as early as 2026, an MEP has predicted, as his country watched Britain’s progress closely. MEP Peter Kofod told Express.co.uk his party’s quest to free Denmark from the EU’s shackles will be very dependant on the UK’s progress outside of the bloc.
He said: “One day Parliament is going to have to make a decision about having a referendum and then we will have to win the referendum.
“It will be in a few years. In my opinion, it might be in five years or eight years.
“Denmark is a very small country so we are 100 percent dependent on other countries’ success outside the European Union.
The European Union knows darned well that this could snowball and destroy the EU. The EU, which is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, is just like Washington, DC. It is a political swamp that wants to control everyone in Europe.
Look at where it says, “MEP Peter Kofod told Express.co.uk his party’s quest to free Denmark from the EU’s shackles will be very dependant on the UK’s progress outside of the bloc…” This is precisely why academics and socialists and media skunks all over Europe have been doing everything in their power to make Britain look bad. But they cannot. The proof is in the pudding. Nikitas3.com predicts there will be more defections until the EU is finally hobbled.
Europe’s economies have been in bad shape for decades. Unemployment has been sky-high and economic growth has been sickly. It all comes from socialism, high taxes, over-regulation and laziness, and Britain is showing the way out.
Since World War II, Europe has built up huge welfare states. Their expensive and inefficient passenger railroads are part of that picture. Nikitas3.com has debunked the myths of European railroads in this 2016 commentary.
Europe was able to build its welfare states since the United States paid trillions in costs, technology and manpower to defend Europe from the communist Soviet Union. Rather than be thankful, Europe has poured all of its savings into its welfare states, including its bloated railroads, and strangled its economies with regulations.
There even is a myth that Sweden has a successful welfare state, which Nikitas3.com debunked recently in this February 13 column.
American Flags on the Left?
Here is newly-elected Republican US senator Tommy Tuberville of Alabama talking about working in Washington, DC:
“What I’m concerned about is when I go to work every day, I live about … a mile from the office, I walk, and I have to walk through a barbed wire fence,” he said, “10-foot high fence with razor wire with thousands of National Guard carrying M5s. It looks like a third-world country. We’re not under siege in Washington, DC. There is no problem, but we’re spending $2-3 million per day for some reason to show we’re possibly in trouble. We’re not in trouble in Washington, DC. The trouble we have is this virus we’ve got going on right now.”
We all know that Democrats are playing up this January 6 Capitol “siege” for political purposes.
In fact Nikitas3.com was just walking in a neighborhood in my very liberal town that voted 70% for Biden. I have never seen American flags in this neighborhood of 40 homes, but today I saw NINE flags.
At first I wondered what was going on, but then noticed that there was a flag on a house that had a ‘black lives matter’ sign in the yard. And thus it dawned on me that Democrats not only are going to use the January 6 Capitol protests for political purposes but now are going to portray themselves as “patriotic” and we Trumpsters as traitors.
This is how these America-hating, flag-burning Democrats play their sick game. They are political chameleons. They will do anything to score points and rig the political atmosphere to their own advantage. Patriotic? This is not believable in any way. It shows how shameless these people are, and what bad actors they are. Watch for this ‘patriotism’ ploy to grow this Spring.
Update: Nikitas3.com is right again. Breitbart News reports:
After years of making national and international headlines for protesting during the national anthem, U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) player Crystal Dunn declared the team “past the protesting phase” in their fight for racial justice as she and her teammates stood for the playing of the anthem on Sunday.
The USWNT took the field on Sunday at the SheBeleieves Cup in Orlando wearing Black Lives Matter jackets, as they have for some time. However, the political demonstrations stopped there as every member of the team stood for the national anthem.
Suddenly patriotism is back in style now that Biden is in the White House. Perhaps you have noticed that some virus numbers are suddenly falling too… Amazing.
US Will Fund Wuhan Virus Lab
There is a pattern on the political left that goes like this – once an institution on the left has failed or turned evil, Democrats, leftists and socialists embrace and reward that institution, like the way they love Dr. Fauci after he has been repeatedly wrong about the China virus.
Now after the Wuhan, China virology lab is suspected of having incubated and spread the China virus, Democrats in the US want to reward it like the lunatics they are. The Daily Caller reported:
The Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) is authorized to receive (US) taxpayer funding for animal research through January 2024, according to the National Institute of Health.
The WIV received $600,000 in (US) taxpayer funds between 2014 and 2019 through the nonprofit group EcoHealth Alliance to study bat-based coronaviruses.
The president of EcoHealth Alliance, Peter Daszak, was the sole U.S. member in the World Health Organization delegation that investigated the origins of COVID-19 in China.
Daszak said the White House should blindly accept the WHO’s determination that it’s highly unlikely that COVID-19 could have unintentionally leaked from the WIV.
The Wuhan Institute of Virology is authorized to receive taxpayer funding for animal research until January 2024, the National Institute of Health told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
This is precisely whey we need a strong leader like president Trump, to put a stop to this stupidity, which he did. You will never see Donald Trump blaming frigid weather on ‘global warming’, like John Kerry recently did, or praising ‘black lives matter’ as all Democrats are doing.
Another ‘Lockdown Democrat’ Governor in Trouble
Democrat governors have been famous for locking down their states in the virus crisis and then getting into trouble for their bad leadership. The Gateway Pundit reported:
In March of 2020 New Mexico Governor Michelle Grisham locked down her state due to the coronavirus threat.
New Mexico was ranked 39th out of the 50 states in coronavirus cases at that time.
But after Grisham locked down the state she made a private call to her favorite jewelry store to make a purchase.
Of course, she was able to do this because she is the Democrat governor.
But she got caught and started changing her story.
The far left governor was recently caught using taxpayer money to pay for groceries, whiskey and tequila.
FOX News reported:
New Mexico’s Democrat governor is on the defensive after a report this week detailed her office’s spending from a taxpayer-supported expense fund.
Records show Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham spent nearly $13,500 over a six-month period in 2020 on items such as groceries, dry cleaning and alcohol, the Sante Fe New Mexican reported.
The booze spending included a purchase in September of more than $200 for five bottles of tequila, two bottles of vodka, two bottles of Merlot and single bottles of whiskey and gin, the report said.
In the same report, the newspaper disclosed that Grisham was hosting in-person staff meetings at the governor’s mansion at the same time that she was urging the public against mixing households in order to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
So what else is new? These Democrats are falling one by one, starting with Cuomo in New York, who is on the way out, to Newsom in California, who will probably face a recall election and lose. And now Grisham.