11th January 2021
End points and new beginnings
Just like 2020, 2021 has kicked off with rather more lively news flow than many will have hoped for when they gladly said goodbye on New Year’s Eve to what many experienced as a truly annus horribilis. Yet even though events of massive importance have taken place since we last reported, they are, in most instances, end points of the old phase. Since the beginning of the Christmas break we have seen four years of Brexit disputes come to an end, the four years of Trump’s tumultuous administration approaching its end (in very nearly the worst manner anybody could imagine), and the third national lockdown for the UK – but also with mass COVID-19 vaccinations of the elderly and vulnerable gaining speed and volume across the Western World.