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U.K. Took ‘Political Decision’ to Skip EU Medical Kit Effort

  • Foreign Office official says ministers were told of program
  • Boris Johnson’s office blamed missed email for not taking part
Photographer: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images
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The U.K. missed out on a European Union-wide effort to procure medical supplies because of a “political decision,” the most senior official in the Foreign Office said, contradicting statements from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office.