PUBLISHED AUG 28, 2019

Skimm This: UK Parliament Suspension, Hurricane Dorian, Greta Thunberg

It’s August 28th. Today, we Skimm’d This: 


  • Queen Elizabeth II agreed to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s request to suspend Parliament. But critics are accusing him of playing Brexit games

  • Hurricane Dorian was upgraded to a hurricane today, and it’s threatening Puerto Rico. The island is still recovering from Hurricane Maria, which caused massive damage almost two years ago.

  • Billionaire Tom Steyer appears to have missed out on making the Democrats’ third presidential debate. It means the party can likely keep it a one-night-only affair. 

  • Climate activist Greta Thunberg is scheduled to speak at the UN – but she didn’t want to fly due to carbon emissions. So instead: she sailed. It took 15 days. And today: New York City welcomed her.


theSkimm: Today UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked the Queen to suspend parliament, and she said she would. We’ll explain why this is a controversial move, and what this has to do with Brexit. Then: Hurricane Dorian is threatening Puerto Rico, and could continue to Florida this weekend. We’ll look at how Puerto Rico and the federal government are preparing. Also on today’s show: the Democrats might actually be able to fit all their presidential debate candidates on one stage, and Greta Thunberg sails into New York.

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