We are told, in hushed tones, that Boris has been very bad. For, you see, when it was possible to join up with the EU to buy protective equipment for the Angels Of The NHS Boris didn’t. Disgusting, terrible, and populist nativism means Angels will die!
Except, well, not so much:
Britain missed three opportunities to be part of an EU scheme to bulk-buy masks, gowns and gloves and has been absent from key talks about future purchases, the Guardian can reveal, as pressure grows on ministers to protect NHS medics and care workers on the coronavirus frontline.
European doctors and nurses are preparing to receive the first of €1.5bn (£1.3bn) worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) within days or a maximum of two weeks through a joint procurement scheme involving 25 countries and eight companies, according to internal EU documents.
Two weeks’ time, eh? The proof that buying through the EU would be more efficient is what?