The Week’s daily round-up highlights the five best opinion pieces from across the British and international media, with excerpts from each.
1. Patrick O’Flynn in The Daily Telegraph
on the coronavirus festive season
“While the Prime Minister could not have expected to be isolating again in Downing Street after coming into contact with a Covid carrier, he could and should have been expecting the onset of severe pressure to talk the country through what winter is going to look like, social distancing-wise. Yes, he may have told us that the current England-wide lockdown will automatically expire on December 2 and that he ‘aims’ thereafter to take us back to the prior tiered approach. But that begs many more questions than it answers.”
2. Yannick Giovanni Marshall on Al Jazeera
on rejecting reconciliation
“Millions of us waited on election results to see if we had, in fact, yet again, eked out a survival, jumping from the fire back into the frying pan. And now that it is over, now that Joe Biden has won, we are asked to unify with the shouting men and women still holding signs that the movement for our right to life is a communist conspiracy. Pundits continue to peddle the same false eq