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Tragedy of asylum seekers in English Channel, and a new actor appears on the Covid stage

The best international cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

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The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.

In this week’s featured cartoon, Peter Brookes mourns the death of at least 27 asylum seekers to the UK who, during their perilous journey to reach a “better place”, drowned on 24 November.

Dave Brown | The Independent
Dave Brown | The Independent

Dave Brown reacts to recent statements made by UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, who vowed to introduce new laws to stop migrants from crossing the English Channel following the recent death of 27 migrants. Patel said the new law will include a provision to create an offshore immigration processing centre in Africa.

Andy Davey | The Telegraph
Andy Davey | The Telegraph

Andy Davey uses American tennis legend John McEnroe’s infamous ‘You cannot be serious’ rant at Wimbledon to comment on the diplomatic row that erupted between the French President Emmanuel Macron and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Twitter over the asylum seekers’ tragedy in the English Channel.

Harry Burton | Irish examiner
Harry Burton | Irish examiner

Harry Burton draws on the discovery of the new Covid-19 variant B.1.1.529 or ‘Omicron’ earlier this week, and highlights how the recent outbreak may again take a huge toll on the well-being of frontline healthcare workers around the world.

Adam Zyglis | The Buffalo News
Adam Zyglis | The Buffalo News

Adam Zyglis puns on the meaning of the word ‘cop’ as in policeman to show that the COP26 climate conference has again let industrialised nations get a free pass despite being the major contributor to global warming.

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