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World's media ask how it went so wrong for 'Plague Island' Britain

Boris Johnson comes under fire as countries suspend travel from UK over new Covid variant * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage In the eyes of the world’s media, Britain – a “Plague Island” led by a man who thinks “optimism is a substitute for hard truths and proper management” – is currently getting a good lesson in “what ‘reclaiming sovereignty’ means”. If never quite explicit, the schadenfreude is palpable as dozens of countries, days before the end of the Brexit transition period and with no trade deal yet agreed, suspend travel from the UK in response to the new, more contagious coronavirus variant. Continue reading...

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