Rejected petition To take part in EU bulk-buying scheme for ventilators and protective equipment.
European countries have banded together collectively to bulk-buy ventilators and personal protective equipment.
The UK was invited to take part in the scheme, which means faster and cheaper orders, but declined. This is brexit ideology before lives. I want the government to reverse this decision.
More equipment, procured cheaper and faster = more lives saved. There are nurses and frontline healthcare workers without protective equipment.
This petition was rejected
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