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A year after Johnson’s swaggering Greenwich speech: and 100,000 dead

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The Observer Boris Johnson A year after Johnson’s swaggering Greenwich speech, 100,000 dead Head bowed, Boris Johnson leads a virtual press conference on the Covid-19 pandemic on Tuesday 26 January. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AP Head bowed, Boris Johnson leads a virtual press conference on the Covid-19 pandemic on Tuesday 26 January. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AP The government says nobody could have done more but it’s clear poor leadership on Covid has brought the UK to this pass Sun 31 Jan 2021 07.00 GMT Last modified on Sun 31 Jan 2021 08.57 GMT I t was announced last week, to nobody’s excitement, that Sir Kenneth Branagh will take the role of Boris Johnson in a Sky TV drama about the first...

UK applying to join Asia-Pacific free trade pact CPTPP - BBC News

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Brexit media caption International trade secretary Liz Truss says Asia Pacific countries "will provide big markets" in the future for British products The UK will apply to join a free trade area with 11 Asia and Pacific nations on Monday, a year after it officially left the EU. Joining the group of "fast-growing nations" will boost UK exports, the government says. The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership - or CPTPP - covers a market of around 500 million people. But they are harder to reach than neighbouring markets in Europe. Members include Australia, Canada, Japan and New Zealand. Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam are also founde...

Brexit 'teething problems' endemic and could ruin us, say UK businesses | Politics | The Guardian

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Ease of trading is key measure of success, say cross-channel businesses, not lack of lorry traffic...