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The clinching of a new deal by the European Union (EU) and the British government setting the terms of Britain’s exit from the bloc does come as pleasant news, but major hurdles remain. The deal is certainly a personal victory
That, Brexit talks are now reaching a critical moment, is across all news channels. But, seriously, isn’t Britain itself poised at a critical moment in time? (“Britain asked to stop playing ‘stupid’ Brexit blame game,” Oct.9, Gulf Today).
Brexit became official Friday at 11 p.m. in London and midnight in Brussels, where the EU is headquartered.
COVID-19 is posing the greatest test ever to humanity on both the health and economic fronts. Confirmed coronavirus cases have approached one million around the world as Europe reels from the pandemic and the United States has reported record numbers of people out of work.
Voting ended on Thursday in Labour’s leadership election, before Jeremy Corbyn’s long, five-month goodbye ends on Saturday. Even some one-time supporters can’t wait for him to leave the stage. “I wish he would just go away,” one MP groaned.
With the increasing number of infections, and sadly deaths, from COVID-19 the world has changed. (“US virus toll exceeds official China tally,” April 1, Gulf Today).
On March 27, Pope Francis was standing alone in an empty St Peter’s Square. Media from around the globe showed an iconic image of a man alone under the rain. Usually the Urbi et Orbi blessing is given on Christmas and Easter,