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Bitesized Blighty: September 27, 2019

Hector Don

  • The supreme court has ruled that Boris Johnson’s advice to the Queen that parliament should be prorogued for five weeks at the height of the Brexit crisis was unlawful. The prime minister faced wide spread calls to resign following this historic ruling. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour party, told the PM he was ‘not fit for office and committed Labour to – among other things – setting up a publicly owned drugs company to supply cheap versions of drugs for the NHS.
  • Around 600,000 Thomas Cook holidaymakers, 150,000 of whom are British, have been left stranded after the company went into liquidation on Sunday. The collapse of Thomas Cook has understandably left many people searching for answers about the impact on their holiday plans. Many Thomas Cook holidaymakers have been flown back to the UK, days after the Government launched the biggest peacetime repatriation effort in history.
  • This week Arch met Archie. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor made a memorable royal tour debut by meeting the Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu in Cape Town during the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tour of South Africa. Tutu, in effect the leader of the liberation struggle during Nelson Mandela’s long imprisonment, said he was “thrilled” by the “rare privilege and honour” of meeting the royals. 

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