Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 15 Mar 2019

Forty dead in NZ mosque terror attacks

Forty people have been shot dead in terror attacks on Friday prayers at two mosques in New Zealand, with another 20 injured, prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to describe today as one of the “darkest” in the country’s history. Three men and one woman have been arrested but there are fears that other suspects may be at large.

May to ask EU for Brexit deadline extension

Theresa May is now committed to asking the EU to extend the 29 March Brexit deadline, even if she can persuade the Commons to back the exit deal it has already rejected twice. She will ask for an extension until at least the end of June, The Times says, but the EU may demand a second referendum as a condition of postponement.

Lib Dems suspend Steel for abuse remarks

The Liberal Democrats have suspended former MP Sir David Steel after he told a public inquiry he had believed in 1979 that his colleague Sir Cyril Smith was guilty of child abuse, but did nothing about this as party leader. Steel said Smith admitted the offences to him but Steel felt it was “nothing to do with me”. Smith died …read more

Source:: The Week – All news

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