The UK and EU have reached a deal that will allow for the AstraZeneca vaccine to be distributed in exchange for Royal Navy vessels to be built in Germany.

This comes one day after Germany suspended routine use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for people aged below 60 because of a risk of rare blood clots.

The German medicines regulator found 31 cases of a type of rare blood clot among the nearly 2.7 million people who had received the vaccine in Germany.

AstraZeneca said international regulators had found the benefits of its jab outweighed risks significantly, the European Union have now backed this stance and reversed all bans in member states.

MoD Spokesman, Lee Iyar, said:

“This is a welcome development, it will reduce the carbon footprint of our defence procurement work in the UK and will help reduce emissions targets.”

In return for the EU clearing the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, the UK will now exclusively build its warships in Germany.

The UK is currently building Type 26 Frigates on the Clyde, Type 31 Frigates in Rosyth as well as planning to build Type 32 Frigates and Type 83 Destroyers. All of these will now be built overseas.

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John Hartley

Is this the same source that said Merkel agreed to pay Great Britain one trillion euros compensation for WW1 & 2?

Steve Martin

I heard it was 1 trillion plus France, but we just said no thanks, 1 trillion is fine :D.

John Hartley

I hear the UK Gov thought about the Calais pale, but only wanted it if it got a game of thrones 600ft high wall around it.

Nate m

the French did nothing but retreat while flirting with natives in French and throwing baguettes at Hans! they don’t deserve anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And then de Gaulle rides into Paris after the allies kick the Germans out acting like a hero. lol


After the war the Frogs tried to get America to pay them for their hedgerows that were damaged/destroyed during the war by the American forces while liberating their country. lol


Now please tell us that ‘Russian forces begin massing on border with Ukraine’ was also an April Fool joke that you sneaked in early….

john melling

Nope that real


Yep. Putin knows that dementia Joe won’t do a thing just like when Putin invaded Ukraine the last time under Obama/Biden. Ugh

Nate m

dementia jeo. good one 😂

Ian Roberts

Good job I am leaving UK to be the Facilities & Activities Manager of a clothing optional resort in the Caribbean, otherwise I might take this news seriously!

Daniele Mandelli


Gavin Gordon

What would make this perfect: an SNP tweet about perfidious betrayal. Too much to hope for.

Nate m

nah its ok. they will figure it out knowing they have brains. oh wait I forgot they don’t!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Why oh why the disclaimer, SNP would have propogated this all over the internet.

Captain P Wash

HMS Bismark, Turpitz, Blucher, …… hmmmmm.


Morning Cap’n. Here’s a true story from Durban. After WW2 a new suburb was being developed in Durban near the German Club. They named the first street Koningkramer and the local Colonials, bristling at the Germanic names insisted the German developers named some streets after Royal Navy vessels. So they complied and the names included…Hood, Barham, and Coventry…. 🙂
Daniele has heard this story..

captain p wash

Ouch !

John Mulley

I wouldn’t be surprised – the Army are now buying most of their equipment from Germany.


Is what happens when you start thinking jointly. You started depending on others for your kit.

Geoffrey Roach

George…your getting outlandish my friend !!!

Mike O

😂 This was my favourite!

Mr Bell

Loved the comments about £1 trillion in compensation from France and Germany. Could add another 1-2 trillion for the UKs defence costs in defending and garrisoning troops in Europe since 1945. Our friends and allies across the channel have short and conveniently forgetful memories.


It’s not like the french didnt have any “memories” of the “perfide albion”.
We have nothing to compensate.

Chamberlain was one of the biggest issue for the french AND the brits before the war.
Do you have any history book in UK ?

Too many stereotype of english today, impressive.

Mr Bell

Thanks Hermes. Yes I have multiple history books on modern European history. Thank you.
It was said in jest. I never thought for 1 split second that France or Germany would ever pay the UK.
It would be nice however if our “friends and allies” behaved like our friends and allies instead of trying their damndest to destroy the UK economically or punish the UK for a democratic vote to leave the fetid and dying corpse that is the EU.


“It would be nice however if our “friends and allies” behaved like our friends and allies instead of trying their damndest to destroy the UK economically or punish the UK for a democratic vote to leave the fetid and dying corpse that is the EU.” Politics are politics, we are on a defense blog with defense interests. No one is white or black in politic, not the UK or France and absolutely not Germany… its all of nuance of grey (Darkgrey for Germany imo). I dont even understand why push the brits in the corner since we all know that… Read more »


The Germans only feel they need to pay Israel for WW2. That is never going to change.

David Flandry

OK, enough with April Fools day jokes. One is enough, now lets have real news.


Real news? Haven’t seen any of that in a very, very long time….

Captain P Wash

Even when the Article posted is CLEARLY AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE….. there are some here who turn it into an argument….. lol.

John Hartley

no I didn’t!