London Calling: "Global Britain" branding meets global pandemic reality
Saturday, 1 August 2020 U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson's plan of a "Global Britain" is struggling under the coronavirus. But as CBS News contributor Simon Bates observes, the pandemic is only the latest challenge for Johnson's international post-Brexit ambitions, as the past couple of years have seen one bilateral relationship after another deteriorate. (Note: the views expressed in this piece belong to Simon Bates and does not necessarily reflect those of CBS.)
A Hurricane and three Spitfires carry out a flypast to mark the 80thanniversary of the Battle of Britain after a memorial service at WestminsterAbbey. This year’s service, which is the venue’s first since lockdown, sawattendance significantly reduced and social distancing measures in place for79 invited guests. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was among the guests at theservice, as well Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and Marshal of the Royal AirForce Lord Stirrup, representing the Prince of Wales.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given a reading at a memorial service marking 80 years since the Battle of Britain.
The service, held at Westminster Abbey, was the venue's first major event since lockdown. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Labour leader Keir Starmer has called on the Boris Johnson to apologise for the Covid-19 "testing mess", adding he was "frustrated" at the government's approach to the track and trace system. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Keir Starmer arrive at a Service of Thanksgiving for the victory gained in the Battle of Britain at Westminster Abbey. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden warned the United Kingdom that it must honour the Northern Irish peace deal as it extracts itself from the European Union or there would be no U.S. trade deal. Adam Reed reports.