May 19, 2009
Posted: 1434 GMT
Hello there, I-Deskers...
First, let's talk about the presenter. Isha will, of course, present the early edition; and, Michael Holmes returns for Day-2 of his I-Desk debut, in the later edition. Hala returns on Wednesday.
Alright, down to business!
The big story today comes out of Britain, where for the first time in more than 300 YEARS, the speaker of the House of Commons has been forced to resign. Speaker Michael Martin was caught up in an expense scandal, which had several MPs calling for his resignation. Less than 24 hours after that debate in Parliament, Mr. Martin announced that he would quit. So, what now? Our political contributor and expert on UK politics, Robin Oakley, is working this story and giving his unique perspective. And, Prime Minister Gordon Brown is expected to comment on Mr. Martin's decision, during the early edition.
Also at the I-Desk... Sri Lanka is celebrating the apparent end to the war, at least according to the government. But, do you think it's really over? Check out our I-Desk Online Poll below, and cast your vote.
And... we're also covering the 120th birthday of the Eiffel Tower, as well as the revealing of the so-called "Missing Link."
See you at the I-Desk!!!
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