Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 15 Feb 2020


Storm Dennis could cause more damage than Ciara

The Met Office has issued danger to life warnings for parts of the country and said that Storm Dennis could flood hundreds of homes across the UK this weekend. Experts have told the BBC that Storm Dennis could inflict more damage than Ciara when it sweeps in later. Transport is expected to be disrupted.

Eurosceptic fear as Boris cancels plans to visit Trump

Boris Johnson has cancelled plans to visit Washington prompting concern among Eurosceptic Tories that he will prioritise an EU deal. The PM had planned to meet President Trump last month, but moved the date to February. Now, the trip has been cancelled completely and the two men will not meet face to face before the G7 summit at Camp David in Maryland in June.

Emily Thornberry drops out of Labour leadership race

Emily Thornberry has left the Labour leadership race after failing to secure enough nominations. The shadow foreign secretary had 31 nominations from local constituency parties – two short of the 33 needed by last night’s deadline. She wished good luck to Sir Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy, the three remaining candidates to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.

Judge warns Britain could become Orwellian over speech

A judge has compared a police force to the Gestapo over its handling of a businessman who tweeted about transgender people. Mr Justice Knowles said that Britain was in danger of becoming an Orwellian society after Harry Miller was visited by officers at work and told that his messages would be …read more

Source:: The Week – All news


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