Unrelenting Menace

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Mike Luckovich )

In other news, it looks like Russian authorities are covering up thousands of coronavirus deaths by listing underlying conditions on death certificates even if the virus is what ultimately killed them.

Meanwhile, a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change found that global carbon emissions dropped by as much 17 percent last month because of virus shutdowns.

Finally, British Brexit minister Michael Gove is warning that the EU may not protect British citizens living inside the EU which is rich considering the circumstances.

In a letter to the European commission, Michael Gove said British residents living in the EU had raised concerns, while the coronavirus pandemic had diverted the attention of many governments from implementing the Brexit withdrawal agreement, which is intended to protect the rights of an estimated 1.2 million British nationals in the EU and 3.5 million Europeans in the UK.

There is “a serious risk that the EU will not fulfil its obligations under the withdrawal agreement by the time the transition period ends on 31 December 2020”, said Gove, the chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

He added that the government was “already seeing several instances of misapplication of the withdrawal agreement”, which, although “localised incidents”, made it harder for British nationals to exercise their rights.

Imagine crowing about British nationals exercising their rights within a national body that you chose to leave behind. And more Europeans live in Britain and they're the ones at risk of getting thrown out.