Covid-19

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The post-Brexit immigration scheme ends in a month. Its flaws could show up in a decade.

The post-Brexit immigration scheme ends in a month. Its flaws could show up in a decade.

Here are all the ways the EU Settlement Scheme could be a slow-motion crash. (It may well not be. We just won't know for a while.)

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Immigration
"You don’t have to be a globalist to want other countries to stop sucking away your tax base"

"You don’t have to be a globalist to want other countries to stop sucking away your tax base"

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Covid-19
Episode 29: Vaccine nationalism is winning, with Tania Cernuschi

Episode 29: Vaccine nationalism is winning, with Tania Cernuschi

More than half of Covid-19 vaccines administered so far have been in high-income countries, which account for just 15% of the world population. Four out of five doses are purchased outside COVAX, the UN-backed procurement scheme that had attempted to set up fair and equal access for all countries. The

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Podcast
Episode 27: For transnational families, lockdown has no end

Episode 27: For transnational families, lockdown has no end

The UK is reopening, but not transnational families. Visiting friends or relatives abroad is the second most frequent reason for foreign travel. It's about one in four trips out of the UK, twice the volume of business travel. Travel restrictions have reduced these trips to a trickle. For millions who

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Podcast
Episode 16: The world in 2021, with Ian Bremmer

Episode 16: The world in 2021, with Ian Bremmer

A continued pandemic and fresh vaccines, a new US president with old problems, China triumphant and mistrusted, Brexit done at last, and global institutions on the fritz... Let's take a world tour of the geopolitics we can expect in 2021, with Eurasia Group founder and president Ian Bremmer. Sources &

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Covid-19
Episode 13: Are travel restrictions effective against Covid-19?

Episode 13: Are travel restrictions effective against Covid-19?

In May, I found myself in tears when the British government decided to impose quarantines on anyone returning from France. That was the last straw. How dare they close *my* border? Did it even serve a purpose? When in doubt, go to the library. I turned to science to find

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Podcast
Episode 07: The plight of stranded Australians

Episode 07: The plight of stranded Australians

Australians abroad are stranded: 23,000 have registered their desire to come home urgently, but they can't. Ostensibly to reduce the spread of covid-19 and the burden on the country's quarantine system, the federal government has instituted flight caps that reduce international arrivals to a trickle. Only 4,000 people

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Podcast
Episode 01: The super weird new way to travel, with Zach Honig

Episode 01: The super weird new way to travel, with Zach Honig

Zach Honig, editor at large at The Points Guy and ultimate frequent flyer, shares how he plans to stay safe on planes, how airlines have abused customers during the pandemic and why you might want to stay local. “Those of us who are used to enjoying the journey as much

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
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