Who won the year? The sixest biggest winners (and losers) of 2021

With a year like 2021, we might all be forgiven just for getting out alive. But some people still found time to excel (and fail) in quite spectacular ways, says Harry Shukman

When the historians look back on 2021 what will they write about? The Ever Given running aground in the Suez Canal? The UK once again earning nul points in the Eurovision Song Contest? Or that coked-up football fan who drank 20 ciders and shoved a lit flare up his butthole on Leicester Square? The UN naively declared this the year of peace and trust. Someone ought to tell His Excellency, Secretary General António Guterres, that it was in fact the year of winners and losers (evidently in our nation’s case, mainly losers). Here are six of our favourites.

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