The New Atlantic Charter was just a photo opportunity for the two men to Cosplay as their respective country's well respected wartime leaders, trying to utilise a war time spirit for the COVID pandemic. Considering Johnson has overseen one of the most disastrous government responses to the COVID pandemic globally, and that Biden basically won the election solely based on how badly Trump handled COVID and has failed to handle America's only way out of the pandemic, vaccinations, undermines their leadership credentials completely. No far from protecting "democracy" or the "rules-based order" that leaders like this so often claim to defend, Biden and Johnson will do nothing to challenge the figures that do pose a threat to democracy and the rules based order after the pandemic. Leaders like Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro and Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman will not be challenged from this meaningless press circus.
Its laughable that these two politicians want to outwardly position themselves as global leaders of this new post-pandemic era when both are some of the most inept and self serving leaders we have seen in decades. Both men are firmly committed to undermining the welfare that the original Atlantic Charter was seeking to establish, never mind the lofty goal of collaborate to strengthen health systems and advance health protections in the New Atlantic Charter. The issue of healthcare is where this hypocrisy becomes most apparent, with one man fundamentally against universal healthcare and the other who has done everything in his power to undermine and privatise national healthcare. Any commitments to strengthen healthcare systems following this pandemic sound meaningless from the mouths of Johnson and Biden.