Will US President-elect Joe Biden’s Irish roots help turn around Boris Johnson’s hardliner approach towards Brexit negotiations?
Reactions, from world leaders, to the outcome of the US Presidential election have been varied.
Political leadership is under increasing pressure to control the spread of the deadly virus and limit the panic amongst people.
Stock Markets across US, Europe and Asia fell after the Trump was diagnosed with coronavirus. However, investors should not panic but learn from the virus bouts of UK’s Boris Johnson and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro.
Over the years, Trump has been reaching out to Putin and Kim Jong Un despite the limited strategic gains he has stood to gain. His authoritarian style perhaps makes him feel more at home with dictators than with elected leaders.
Boris Johnson’s goal of ‘Global Britain’ has hit several snags during the Brexit negotiations. The PM has faced issues over agreements with the EU, but managed to bag a major trade deal with Japan.
Not just the UK, but the US, Australia, New Zealand and Canada have reacted strongly, and taken some strong measures against the Chinese decision to impose the new National Security Law in Hong Kong.
One of the countries which has been vocal in its criticism of Beijing both for not sharing information pertaining to the pandemic, and for the imposition of the national security law in Hong Kong is Britain.
The final proverbial ‘nail-in-the-coffin’ moment for the bloc and its ideology may be what is unfolding in front of our eyes right now. The ongoing pandemic has exposed several fault lines in an already faltering EU.
According to the latest findings and analysis by YouGov, a British market research and data analytics firm that tracks how people are responding to the outbreak and their views on their government’s handling of the contagious disease, approval of government handling of COVID-19 has plunged to lowest level.