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    “ The spokesman dismissed suggestions that it was hard to understand why the government was not participating in the EU-wide procurement scheme for ventilators. Asked why the government was not doing this, he replied: “We are no longer members of the EU.” In fact, because the UK is in the post-Brexit transition period, the UK would have been able to participate. When it was put to him that people would find it hard to understand this decision, particularly in the light of the fact that the PM has called for international cooperation in the fight against coronavirus, the spokesman said: “I’m not sure that it is.””

    UK coronavirus live: death toll and infections rise in Scotland, as London hospitals see 'tsunami' of patients | Politics | The Guardian

    Makes sense - plenty of ventilators in UK, innit?

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    Originally posted by AtW View Post
    “ The spokesman dismissed suggestions that it was hard to understand why the government was not participating in the EU-wide procurement scheme for ventilators. Asked why the government was not doing this, he replied: “We are no longer members of the EU.” In fact, because the UK is in the post-Brexit transition period, the UK would have been able to participate. When it was put to him that people would find it hard to understand this decision, particularly in the light of the fact that the PM has called for international cooperation in the fight against coronavirus, the spokesman said: “I’m not sure that it is.””

    UK coronavirus live: death toll and infections rise in Scotland, as London hospitals see 'tsunami' of patients | Politics | The Guardian

    Makes sense - plenty of ventilators in UK, innit?
    **** off.
    Old Greg - In search of acceptance since Mar 2007. Hoping each leap will be his last.

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      #3
      With all Wetherspoons staff laid off there are plenty of workers that can make them at Dyson for 4 times the price and the profits go to Singapore

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        #4
        Originally posted by Eirikur View Post
        With all Wetherspoons staff laid off there are plenty of workers that can make them at Dyson for 4 times the price and the profits go to Singapore
        Talking of which, did you get canned today and was it for posting too much bollocks on here?
        The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn't exist

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          #5
          Originally posted by LondonManc View Post
          Talking of which, did you get canned today and was it for posting too much bollocks on here?
          No i got canned yesterday together with all other contractors, so it can't be for posting on here

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            #6
            What the hell?!


            "The bloc has said the UK can take part in the project, which will use the EU's buying power to purchase more stock."


            What on earth is wrong with this?


            "But Downing Street confirmed on Thursday it would not join as "we are no longer members of the EU"


            That is just sick! What is wrong with these people?
            "Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience". Mark Twain

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              #7
              Apparently the "emails were missed" asking them if they wanted to participate in the first round but anyway:

              Downing Street announced a U-turn over the EU-wide ventilator procurement scheme. A spokesman for No 10 said the UK did not receive an invitation in time to join in the first effort to procure ventilators and other equipment “owing to an initial communication problem”.
              Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

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                #8
                What a load of nonsense. Its not buying power, or a procurement scheme that is needed. Its just companies to make them.

                Lets face it, if we were in such a scheme and a UK manufacturer made 100K that would somehow be 90k for the EU and 10K for us.

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                  #9
                  It's quite funny that Brexit Boris has asked his Brexit supporting chums at JCB and Dyson to make ventilators when they've never made them before meaning they have to design it, re-jig productions lines and then get it through regulation. Probably won't be ready for at at least a month or so.

                  9 Days ago, the Tory government was contacted by the ventilator manufacturer Direct Access with an offer to upscale their existing production to provide 5,000 new ventilators - the company have heard nothing since. MEC Medical, which is an existing manufacturer of ventilator parts, also contacted the government about upscaling production - the company have heard nothing from the government.
                  Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

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                    #10
                    Not funny, corrupt. Corrupt to the core.

                    The Junta clearly prefer to service their paymasters before the voters.
                    "Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience". Mark Twain

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