2020 UK blockade more effective than 1806

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Fun fact: the French seem to claim that the current sudden halt of moving people (passengers) and goods to the United Kingdom is much more effective that the one from 1806:

“It is a continental blockade much more effective than that decreed by Napoleon in 1806 which now isolates the United Kingdom from the rest of Europe and part of the rest of the planet.”

Liberation.fr (translated from French)

This comment was noticed in the UK itself, where the Guardian mentioned it[source]. I thought it was funny on some cheap level (neighbours bickering), although, obviously, the actual situation is serious.

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