Pimlico Plumbers boss Charlie Mullins slams ‘childish’ EU over vaccine exports row

Coronavirus vaccine ‘needs to be taken’ says Charlie Mullins

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Ursula von der Leyen declared the EU was prepared to take steps to block the exports of Covid-19 vaccines to Britain in its attempts to secure doses for its own supply. However, in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Pimlico Plumbers boss Charlie Mullins, who is an outspoken supporter of the vaccine, accused the European Commission of being “childish” and urged Europe to work with the UK.

Last month, the EU threatened to halt millions of vaccines to the UK and many critics accused the Commission of “politicising” the virus as the post-Brexit rift between the UK and EU widens.

The Pimlico Plumbers boss was asked if he agreed with those slamming the EU for threatening Britain.

“Undoubtedly, it shouldn’t be like that,” he shared. “I mean, we all need to work together on it we’re talking about life and death here.

“I think it’s a very childish attitude by the EU, let’s be honest. They shouldn’t be stopping us from saving people’s lives.”

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“We need to work together,” Mullins continued. “There’s loads of vaccine out there for everybody.

“Let’s all get it moving around, if there’s anything we’ve got to work together on it’s definitely getting the vaccine rolled out, and making people safer.”

Mullins sparked uproar when he announced his plans to make Covid vaccines compulsory for his employees.

The businessman is a fervent supporter of the vaccine and admitted he doesn’t understand those who are against it.

Sharing his views on anti-vaxxers, he added: “I think they’re very selfish.

“I think they’re not looking at reality, they’re coming up with every excuse possible, of why they shouldn’t have it.

“But nobody seems to have a valid reason, I mean I’m under the impression that the only people that shouldn’t be having the vaccine are the people with health issues.

“Other than that, there’s not a reason not to have it and I think they’re very selfish people.”

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“I think they’re very selfish, and, why should these people endanger, everybody else’s life? They’re a minority of people that do it,” he said.

The Pimlico Plumbers boss received criticism when he discussed his views on Good Morning Britain.

But Mullins argued he believes former GMB host Piers Morgan could be the perfect man to replace Boris Johnson.

He said: “If the Government would have done what us as a business have done three, four months ago when we started testing all our staff, schools would have never closed, businesses would have carried on and we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in today.

“He needs to put his head above the parapet, that’s Boris Johnson’s job. If he’s not man enough to do it, let’s get someone in who can, maybe Piers Morgan, someone who says it as he sees it and doesn’t beat about the bush.”

Discussing Piers exit, he remarked: “I think it’s a shame because is he one of the only people on telly that you can get a direct answer out of,” the Pimlico Plumbers boss said.

“He asks the right questions, questions that other people won’t ask and I think it’s a sad day that we’ve lost someone like him on a breakfast show that millions of people watch.

“And I think he inspired a lot of people with his directness and not the lying and beating about the bush.

“Unfortunately, we’ve all lost out that he’s no longer there, but let’s not kid anyone he’ll be back.”

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