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Britain’s borders: wide open to Covid, slammed shut for people in need | George Monbiot

The government’s lax attitude to the Indian variant only exposes how aggressive it is to migrants who pose no threat

Once again, through gross neglect, the government is in danger of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Its astonishing dithering over the Indian variant of Covid-19 sustains its unbroken record of incompetence and procrastination.

Boris Johnson’s government delayed the inclusion of India on the government’s red list even after nations with lesser rates of infection were listed, perhaps so that he could proceed with his planned visit to secure the Indian trade deal that would prove Brexit is working. Again, there was a crucial fortnight in which the government could have acted but didn’t. The result is that we now face a possible third wave of infection.

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