Things have not been going too swell for British Prime Minister Theresa May as of late. After a majority of ministers within the House of Commons voted to find the British government in contempt of Parliament (for the first time in history) for not publishing details about May’s much-maligned Brexit plan that was meant to be voted on this week, the Prime Minister is once again on the defensive.
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British police and counterterrorism officials have identified two men they believe are responsible for the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal, his daughter Yulia Skripal, as well as two bystanders. The suspects are Russians, identified as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, though British authorities say the names are probably aliases.
Yesterday, British prime minister Theresa May said that Russia had 24 hours to respond to accusations that it had poisoned a former spy in Salisbury using an extremely rare nerve agent. But today, Russia's foreign minister said that it would not cooperate without getting samples of the nerve agent.
The British government, which is currently alternating between panicking over Brexit and not preparing for Brexit, originally planned to have its very prim and respectable new system for preventing people under the age of 18 from looking at naked people on the internet operating by April 2018. But per the Telegraph, the Conservative Party-supported scheme to verify the age of anyone who wants to watch porn in the country has been delayed after regulators failed to develop a plan for implementing it.
On Saturday night, three men used a large van to attack pedestrians on London Bridge, exited the vehicle with knives, stabbed more victims and were eventually shot by police. In response, the Prime Minister of the UK has called for "international agreements that regulate cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremist and terrorism planning."