Health Secretary Matt Hancock has claimed Brexit allowed the UK to approve a Covid vaccine more quickly than other European Union (EU) countries.
Boris Johnson infamously said 'Brexit saved lives' earlier this year. Judging by these comments, it did precisely the opposite.
Preparedness and vaccine rollout outside of EU under scrutiny as inquiry kicks off.
On the third anniversary of Brexit, Boris Johnson has attempted to paint the withdrawal from the EU as a major boost for the UK – but immediately faced pushback over a questionable claim.
When the prime minister was first informed, his response was: “You keep an eye on it. It will probably go away.”
The former chancellor also described Liz Truss as a 'Pino' - Prime Minister in name only on the Andrew Neil Show.
Misleading the country: Boris Johnson and ministers have made dozens of false statements to parliament, investigation reveals 07/04/2022
Labour accuses government of ‘litany of lies and falsehoods’ as calls for corrections are ignored.
Report increases fears government is determined to weaken judicial scrutiny.
The Brexit Benefit Myths 29/10/2021
The government and its supporters are beginning to claim 'benefits' of being outside the European Union some of which were always available to EU member states or, in other cases, are not benefits at all.
Kate Bingham contradicts Matt Hancock's claim UK authorities backed jabs swiftly "because of Brexit".
This being 2020, it didn't take long for good news about the Pfizer/BioNTech jab to turn into a tiresome row about Brexit.
Education secretary lauds vaccine rollout saying scientists in UK better than in France, Belgium or US.
Coronavirus: Regulator rejects Matt Hancock’s claim that UK got vaccine first because of Brexit 02/12/2020
Britain’s medicines regulator has contradicted claims by health secretary Matt Hancock that the UK got the first coronavirus vaccine faster because of Brexit.
DISRUPTION to medical supplies and potential coronavirus vaccines as a result of Brexit cannot be ruled out, Scotland’s Deputy First Minister has said.
Health Secretary insists government has ‘plan for all eventualities’.
SNP calls for opposition parties to back two-year Brexit transition extension due to coronavirus crisis 05/05/2020
United opposition would ‘send a powerful message to our European friends,’ says MP Ian Blackford — as ministers insist there’s no reason to change timetable.
Brussels says UK was briefed on bulk-buying plan and given ‘ample opportunity’ to join.
Senior Foreign Office official tells MPs that ministers refused scheme because UK had left EU.
Coronavirus: UK’s failure to join EU ventilator scheme was ‘political decision’, not communication error, says senior civil servant 21/04/2020
Sir Simon McDonald says ministers were briefed on ‘what was on offer’ to UK.
The all-consuming Brexit and coronavirus crises threaten a double whammy for the UK's Cinderella service.
Boris Johnson blames ‘email error’ for not joining EU ventilator scheme - but Matt Hancock says he got it 26/03/2020
After initially claiming it did not join an EU scheme for ventilators because of Brexit, it now blames an ‘email error’ for missing the invitation.
The sound of silence - Chris Grey 14/02/2020
'For at the same time as attempting to relegate Brexit to distant memory, the government is also claiming all kinds of benefits from “having left the EU”.'
UK officials discussed NHS at ‘secret’ meetings with US drug companies as part of trade talks 28/10/2019
Envoys sidestep ban on discussing drug prices by referring to controversial subject ‘valuing innovation’.