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Is the UK turning into a rogue state?

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"This is going to be a fantastic year for Britain" was Prime Minister Boris Johnson's prediction for 2020. He couldn't have been more wrong.

After a grueling winter election, months of parliamentary chaos and years of Brexit dominating British politics, many wished him well and supported the prime minister's optimism about Britain's future.

With one of the pandemic's highest excess deaths rates and over a million jobs lost, few are feeling quite so upbeat now. Worse yet, this Conservative government does not feel bound by any rules.

Johnson's affable, bumbling persona is something many Brits like. But while a gung-ho attitude and plenty of bluster can be useful on the campaign trail, Brits are rapidly discovering it is no way to run a country. As well as a cavalier approach to international law, many of the key figures in government don't even follow their own rules.

Johnson's adviser Dominic Cummings is seen as the brains behind the government and the wider Brexit project. But when he contracted COVID-19,........

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