And now Johnson wants to make the former editor, Paul Dacre, head of Ofcom. Dacre was one of the worst offenders when it came to twisting stories to make the EU and foreign workers our enemy
https://davidallengreen.com/2021/02/but ... orthwhile/Even on the one topic on which the current government has struck lucky – and that was more by chance than design – it was possible under European Union law for the United Kingdom to procure the AstraZeneca vaccine on its own terms.
And, indeed at the time, the United Kingdom was still subject to European Union law under the transition arrangements.
No assertions – however loud – about Brexit in practice being justified by ‘sovereignty’ in principle add up with a moment’s thought.
Not one incident of Brexit so far has shown any value of Brexit as an exercise in regaining ‘sovereignty’.
And this is not so much because Brexiters are wrong to prioritise sovereignty above everything else – but because none of this is really about sovereignty in the first place.
And so the question needs to keep on being asked as to why any of this is worthwhile.
Because it is only by pressing this question that we can ascertain the real reasons for certain botched policies and decisions – and then once the real reasons are ascertained then something useful can be done to mitigate the disruption and damage.
For like some character in an ancient myth or a folklore tale, the United Kingdom has chosen to bring destruction upon itself in supposed pursuit of a thing it had already.
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