With some Western governments failing to follow the World Health Organisation’s advice on tackling coronavirus, right-wing figures in the US and UK are seeking to discredit the UN body as pro-China. But Britain and the US themselves are the WHO’s largest funders and among its major influencers.
Exclusive: Before coronavirus, UK government promoted ‘business opportunities’ in China’s wet markets
The UK government promoted exports of live animals and shellfish to China for years, knowing they would be sold at “wet markets”, amid repeated warnings from British health authorities that these markets posed an influenza threat, it can be revealed.
Britain is the WHO’s second biggest state funder – so why is Boris Johnson ignoring its coronavirus advice?
The UK government, which has been widely criticised for its slow and inadequate response to the coronavirus crisis, has failed to heed five areas of advice from the World Health Organisation – despite being its second largest state funder.
EXCLUSIVE: Britain uses vast swathes of one of the world’s most biodiverse countries for military training — and pays nothing
The British army is using one-sixth of Belize’s total landmass for jungle warfare training after gaining access to more than a dozen sites across the former UK colony in Central America, it can be revealed.