Bitesize Blighty: June 23, 2017

Immy Ransom,  Ligia Vela-Reid

  • On Wednesday, Theresa May had her first Queen's speech, and while policies and manifesto pledges were top of the agenda some viewers were more focused on the Queen's colourful look. Forgoing the usual robes and heavy crown, the Queen's first speech in 43 years saw Her Majesty arrive without her royal dress. Choosing to wear a blue and yellow hat for the occasion, Twitter was awash with suggestions that Her Majesty was paying a particularly sneaky tribute to the EU flag.
  • European leaders have criticised the UK's offer to EU nationals after Brexit - with one senior figure claiming it could "worsen the situation" for them. European Council President Donald Tusk said the plan was "below expectations" while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there had been "no breakthrough." Theresa May conceded there were differences, but said that those who had "made their lives and homes" in the UK would have their rights guaranteed.
  • The Royal Ascot races started yesterday, it is an event famous for its riotous hat displays - but yesterday Royal Ascot's traditional Ladies Day descended into disorder of a different kind, as a bare-chested man was egged on to fight. For those that don’t know, the Royal Ascot race is one of the leading racecourses in the United Kingdom, hosting nine of Britain's 32 annual Group 1 horse races.  

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