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Critics hit out as Matt Hancock confirms Britain will not join EU Covid vaccine purchase scheme

6 monthes ago   |   By Herald Scotland

Britain will not join an EU programme to procure a coronavirus vaccine if one is successfully developed, Matt Hancock has said.
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UK will not join EU coronavirus vaccine scheme, says Matt Hancock

6 monthes ago   |   By Evening Standard

The UK will not join an EU initiative to buy a coronavirus vaccine if one is developed, Matt Hancock has said.
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UK snubs EU invitation to purchase vaccines, choosing to go it alone

6 monthes ago   |   By Politico

The United Kingdom doesn't want to come to the EU's vaccine party if it can't be one of the hosts.
The U.K. confirmed on Friday that it will not accept the EU's invitation to join the bloc's plan to advance purchase vaccines - as first reported Thursday in the Telegraph - raising concern that the U.K. will become a competitor instead.
One of the key reasons the U.K. government turned its nose at the EU's invite is that London wouldn't be in the driving seat: The U.K. would “have no say” in the negotiations with vaccine producers, the government said, meaning it could not decide what...
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UK Will Not Join EU Scheme To Obtain Coronavirus Vaccine, Matt Hancock Confirms

UK Will Not Join EU Scheme To Obtain Coronavirus Vaccine, Matt Hancock Confirms

6 monthes ago   |   By Huffington Post

Get the latest on coronavirus. Sign up to the Daily Brief for news, explainers, how-tos, opinion and more. The UK will not join an EU scheme to obtain a coronavirus vaccine if one is successfully developed, Matt Hancock has confirmed. The health secretary said the government believed it would be quicker to use Britain's own procurement schemes, which are more developed. “We have chosen not to join the EU scheme on vaccine purchase,” Hancock told Times Radio on Friday. “The reason is that it wouldn't have allowed us to have a say in the vaccines that were procured, the price, the quantity...
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