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Euro notes

13 February 2021

9:00 AM

13 February 2021

9:00 AM

Ursula Fond o’ Lyin’

Odd policy choices continue to bedevil Boris Johnson’s government. Almost a year after Australia started putting international arrivals into policed quarantine, Britain still hasn’t managed it  – while tens of thousands continue to arrive every week, trusted to quarantine at home. Meanwhile, pubs might be allowed to reopen – but only if they don’t sell booze! And Johnson now urges North Korean-style public clapping not only for the NHS but to mourn coronavirus victims.

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Mark Higgie is The Spectator Australia’s Europe correspondent

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