What a great story! Swedish super producer Max Martin wrote a song for a dance video with children showing how to avoid Covid-19|Corona infection in Ghana.
The video is a cooperation between Sweden/Ghana.
The video is broadcasted on Ghana’s overthrown TV channel six times a day. Two dance teachers in Nima, one of the more vulnerable areas of Ghana’s capital Accra, put together a choreography and needed a song to spread the choreography.
Then something incredibly unexpected happened – the Swedish star producer Max Martin Who has written or co-written 23 Billboard Hot 100 number-one songs – heard about it, ”give me two days” he said. Then he delivered the hit song.
Here you can watch the video and listen to the song: Fight that corona
Minister Michael Gove issues warning to hauliers to prepare. U.K. says flow of freight at Dover could be reduced by 80% in worst case scenarios.
I don’t believe that the worst case scenario will happen, on the other hand I don’t believe in a best case scenario either. This is the biggest customs change in our lifetime. Regardless of preparation time, there would be initial delays and trouble. Now we don’tvhabe an ideal time soace for planning an oreparations so this intial situation will be bigger and remain for a longer period than of the preparations had started two or three years ago. Industry and the border community will after a while sort this out.
”I don’t believe that the worst case scenario will happen, on the other hand I don’t believe in a best case scenario either”
Joe Mayes writes in Bloomberg today about the worst case scenario and that UK Government has issued a warning of 7,000 truck-long queues in Kent in a “reasonable worst case” scenario due to Brexit, a stark assessment of the potential chaos when Britain leaves the European Union’s single market and customs union at the end of the year.
In a letter to Britain’s border industry, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said the flow of freight between Dover and Calais — a vital U.K. trade artery — could be reduced by up to 80% compared to normal levels. The government’s worst-case assessment is that as many as 70% of trucks traveling to the EU may not be ready for new border controls, according to the letter.
“The biggest potential cause of disruption are traders not being ready for controls implemented by EU Member States on 1 January 2021,” Gove wrote in the letter dated Tuesday, seen by Bloomberg News. “It is essential that traders act now and get ready for new formalities.”
Preparing for customs checks on trade with the EU is one of the biggest logistical challenges facing Boris Johnson’s government. Failure risks major disruption to commerce with the U.K.’s largest trading partner when the Brexit transition period ends on Dec. 31.
The government’s fear is that trucks will be stopped by EU officials for failing to have the correct post-Brexit paperwork, causing supply chain chaos and adding to the economic pain of coronavirus.
“We assume both imports and exports could be disrupted to a similar extent,” Gove’s letter said. “Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) that are caught up in congestion in the U.K. will be unable to travel to the EU to export products and/or collect another consignment.”
You can read the entire article here: U.K. Warns of 7,000-Truck Line in Worst-Case Brexit Scenario
Source: Bloomberg/Joe Mayes
The news came as Germany on Tuesday warned the UK to ‘stop the games’ while France and Ireland warned of legal action
The Brexit legislation enabling Boris Johnson to alter key parts of the Withdrawal Agreement cleared a major Commons hurdle on Tuesday night.
The Internal Market Bill cleared its committee stage after an amendment tabled by the Government to head off a Tory backbench rebellion was accepted without the need for a vote.
Mr Johnson was last week forced to agree to give MPs a vote before ministers can use powers related to Northern Ireland which would breach the divorce deal and international law.
While the legislation will return to the Commons next week, ministers intend to delay its final stages in the House of Lords until after a crunch EU summit in mid-October where they hope to sign off on a trade deal.
This would likely mean that the Bill would not return to the Commons again until December, just weeks before the transition period ends.
By extending the timetable, Downing Street hopes to avoid inflaming tensions with Brussels at the final stages of negotiations while also holding the legislation in reserve as leverage to extract last-minute concessions.
Government sources have also indicated that in the event of a deal the offending clauses in the Bill could be withdrawn.
It came as Germany on Tuesday told Britain to stop playing “games” if it wants to strike a trade deal with the EU, as both France and Ireland warned the UK it would face legal action if it reneged on the Withdrawal Agreement.
Paris warned Britain that there will be no trade deal with Brussels unless MPs bow to EU demands to drop provisions in the Internal Market Bill that renege on the Withdrawal Agreement.
Michael Roth, Germany’s Europe minister, said, “We are really really disappointed about the results of the negotiations so far. Please dear friends in London stop the games. Time is running out.”
“We’re all standing together. We can’t allow ourselves to be divided. And we’re certainly right up behind Ireland.”