'The government walking away from this EU deal just smacks of ideological dogma'
Government now wants close links with early warning system despite Brexit, source says.
The last chance to save us from a no-deal Brexit has now slipped by. Here’s what we lost today 01/07/2020
The negotiations which will set our relationship with our closest neighbours for the next generation are being rushed in a reckless game of chicken.
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.
While Germany has taken in Italian patients for treatment, the UK has failed to participate in an EU ventilator scheme.
With the NHS under such exceptional pressure during the coronavirus crisis, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the UK’s Brexit transition period ends on December 31. Mark Dayan takes a closer look at how these two challenges for the health service might collide, and says there is a case to err on the side of caution.
Coronavirus: UK failed to join EU ventilator scheme because of 'communication confusion', Michael Gove says 29/03/2020
The Cabinet Office minister claimed the UK's omission from the scheme was a communication error, contradicting a Downing Street spokesman.
Britain did not take part in €1.5bn order for kit to protect against Covid-19 despite shortages in NHS.
Coronavirus: Brussels rubbishes UK government claim it missed EU ventilator scheme due to 'communications problem' 27/03/2020
‘Member states and the UK had the opportunity to signal their interest to participate in any joint procurements,’ says EU spokesperson
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.
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson blames administrative error for failure to sign up to EU equipment help scheme 26/03/2020
Downing Street has blamed an administrative error for the UK's failure to sign up to an emergency EU scheme to help procure vital medical equipment to fight coronavirus.
Government clarifies position after critics accuse Boris Johnson of putting ‘Brexit over breathing’.
Participation in the scheme is seen as a test of the prime minister's pragmatism on Brexit and Covid-19.