Good heavens. this analysis by CNN
(read the text; the video is about Covid-19) of the situation for the UK is realistic and frightening at the same time.
Quarrelling with every major partner, China, US, EU, at the same time seems like playing multidimensional chess, a game only the most gifted of politicians would be able to do, if at all.
Lowering food standards would please the US, but prevents exports to the EU.
Blocking Huawei did please the US, but it enraged China.
The EU is alienated by the foul rhetoric, the arrogant stubbornness and the refusal to compromise. Dictating terms is not negotiating!
Ignoring signed deals, even as recent as the WA, is a perfect way to make sure nobody trusts anything anymore of what you say, write or even sign, without solid juridical guarantees.
The commonwealth countries, such as India and Australia have been friendly saying their priorities lie elsewhere and the US is having to deal with domestic problems, elections and China first.
It seems, in reality, nobody is considering the UK a 'must-have-at-all-cost' partner. As the UK is trying to find its place in the world, the potential trading partners are friendly showing her to her seat in the corner.
For half the population this will not come as a surprise, but the other half will have to adapt its self-image somewhat.
Six months ago, Prime Minister Boris Johnson celebrated Brexit by describing Britain as the Superman of global trade.edition.cnn.com