4 Things You Need To Know (8/11/17)

4 Things You Need To Know (8/11/17)

Welcome to our daily update, where we summarise the key talking points from the last 24 hours.

1. Priti Patel

Priti Patel has arrived back in the UK after being ordered to return by Prime Minister Theresa May.

She had been in Africa, following a controversial holiday in Israel in which she had unauthorized meetings with Israeli officials.

Patel, the Secretary of State for International Development, is expected to be sacked by the Prime Minister after meeting at Downing Street.

2. Trump in China

US President Donald Trump has been welcomed to China with a lavish ceremony and a tour of the Forbidden City with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

North Korea is set to dominate the political agenda, with Trump wanting to dampen Kim Jong-Un’s nuclear weapons ambition.

Trump tweeted “Looking forward to a full day of meetings with President Xi and our delegations tomorrow. THANK YOU for the beautiful welcome China! @FLOTUS Melania and I will never forget it!”

3. Twitter

Twitter has completed the roll out of its 280 character limit, doubling the previous 140 character limit.

Initial reactions focused on complaints about timelines being filled with excessively long posts, but Twitter claims that only 5% of tweets sent in the trial run were longer than 140 characters.

4. NHS

NHS England boss Simon Stevens has told the NHS Providers’ annual conference of health managers that the £350 million a week promised to the NHS by Vote Leave during last year’s Brexit campaign should be followed up.

“Rather than our criticising these clear Brexit funding commitments to NHS patients – promises entered into by cabinet ministers and by MPs – the public want to see them honoured,” he said.

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