For service on the occasion, Big Ben rang in the cold of the bell, at 11 am (London) on 31 December, above the Westminster district, uninhabited by the epidemic, to mark the final exit of the United Kingdom of the European Union (EU) ) After nearly fifty years of common adventure. The capital celebrated the New Year with a ballet of illuminated drones on the Thames. From 10 Downing Street, Boris Johnson contented himself with a short video message, congratulating himself on getting a deal once again “Business and Cooperation” With Brussels on Christmas Eve.
“When the sun rises, in 2021, (…) We will have the freedom to do things differently and if necessary, than our friends in Europe ”, Welcomed the British Prime Minister. He also insisted on “Beautiful Moment” That country was alive, and he promised “A United Kingdom that is global, open, liberal, internationalist and pro-free trade”. Brand new customs border with EU, Friday 1is In January morning, the dreaded catastrophe did not occur: journalists sent to Kallis and Dover noted a rare but fluid traffic.
In the 2016 referendum, the headliner of the Brexit campaign, Mr Johnson was successful in bringing an end-to-end divorce from the European Union. This isolation, Europeans saw it as a tear, and for a long time believed that it would not happen, that economic interests and British pragmatism would wrongly hold Brussels to account for all evils on a populist discourse. by country. they were wrong. However, in the early 1990s, the former journalist, who carved a name for himself by caricaturing his faults, is not at the end of his sentences.
First emergency: Avoid losing control completely over the Kovid-19 pandemic, while variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (at least 50% more infectious) are spreading across the region from the south of England to the United Kingdom. The government wants to speed up its vaccination campaign from 4 January (2 million injections per week), thanks to the green light given to the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine, much easier to deploy than the Pfizer-BioNotech vaccine. They must be fully successful in order for the country to remain normal and prolonged and to avoid tens of additional deaths from an even greater economic crisis.
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