The UK and EU have issued a joint statement of cooperation this evening, pledging to “create a win-win situation and expand vaccine supply for all our citizens” amid a spiralling vaccine export row. 

The statement is largely symbolic, but is intended to show good faith and a willingness to talk on both sides: “We are all facing the same pandemic and the third wave makes cooperation between the EU and UK even more important. We have been discussing what more we can do to ensure a reciprocally beneficial relationship between the UK and EU on Covid-19.”