Bitesize Blighty: May 11, 2018
- Britain and its European allies are drawing up measures to counter US sanctions on companies doing business with Iran although Donald Trump warned European companies would be punished if they continued to trade with the country. The US president pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday.
- We (well, some of us) are getting excited because this weekend is the Eurovision Song Contest, the longest-running annual international TV song competition! The annual competition is highly anticipated and widely watched across Europe, if not turned into a drinking game. The Eurovision process for selecting a winner includes voting live by country, which has been viewed by some as politically motivated. Will any of you be watching it? (Editor’s note: if so, root for Holland! Hup hup!)
- The government has agreed that two experts will sit with the judge investigating the Grenfell Tower fire, following pressure from campaigners. They had called for a diverse panel to oversee proceedings, saying the inquiry risked being a "whitewash". Theresa May, who had earlier rejected calls for a panel, said the hearings would now have the "breadth of skills and diversity of expertise".