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London Calling: "Global Britain" branding meets global pandemic reality

CBS News 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.)
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