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Post-Brexit Working Group To Be Formed

Post-Brexit Working Group To Be Formed

As part of Bermuda’s ongoing preparation, a Post-Brexit Working Group will be formed to “consider and address” any issues required to prepare Bermuda, Premier David Burt said in the House of Assembly today [July 26]. “Now that the leadership process in the UK has been completed and the new Prime Minister had signaled a clear intention... Read more of this article

Theresa May Steps Down As Party Leader

Theresa May Steps Down As Party Leader

British prime minister Theresa May has announced that she will be stepping down as leader of her country’s Conservative party on June 7, opening the door for an election to choose a new prime minister. A BBC story said, “Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime... Read more of this article

UK Parliament: British MPs Vote To Delay Brexit

UK Parliament: British MPs Vote To Delay Brexit

British MPs voted in favor of delaying the Brexit process in UK Parliament today, with British lawmakers agreeing to delay their exit from the European Union, which was originally scheduled to take place on March 29th. This comes after British MPs rejected the UK leaving the EU without a deal by 321 to 278 votes on Wednesday, and MPs voting against... Read more of this article

Column: UK MPs Vote Against No-Deal Brexit

Column: UK MPs Vote Against No-Deal Brexit

[Opinion column written by Christoph Meyer] Parliament has voted against leaving the European Union without “a deal”. Having lost a second vote on her withdrawal agreement on March 12, May agreed to let MPs vote on whether they would accept leaving the EU without a deal on March 13. They voted 321 to 278 against no deal under any circumstances. Some... Read more of this article

FCO: Preparing OTs For Possible No Deal Brexit

FCO: Preparing OTs For Possible No Deal Brexit

The FCO has been working “to seek to ensure that the UK Government and the Overseas Territories themselves are as prepared as possible for the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal and that, wherever possible, impacts on Overseas Territories are minimised.” This statement was made by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office  earlier... Read more of this article

Column: Theresa May’s ‘Plan B’ Brexit Options

Column: Theresa May’s ‘Plan B’ Brexit Options

[Opinion column written by Christopher Kirkland] The heavy defeat for Theresa May’s government on its Brexit plan is a further stumbling block on the path to the UK’s exit from the EU. Given the scale of the defeat, by a majority of 230, it’s unlikely that the prime minister will be able ask parliament to vote on her unrevised plan again – despite... Read more of this article

UK Parliament Votes Against May’s Brexit Deal

UK Parliament Votes Against May’s Brexit Deal

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes, which is reportedly the largest defeat for a sitting UK Government in modern history. “MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU on 29 March,” the BBC reported. “Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn... Read more of this article

Banks Fishing As Investigation Launches In UK

Banks Fishing As Investigation Launches In UK

The UK National Crime Agency confirmed it “initiated an investigation” concerning Leave.EU and individuals including Arron Banks, and as the news broke yesterday, Mr Banks tweeted that he was “fishing in Bermuda” and then sent a subsequent tweet of a photo of himself titled “gone fishing.”According to the BBC, the... Read more of this article

Boris Johnson Resigns As UK Foreign Secretary

Boris Johnson Resigns As UK Foreign Secretary

Boris Johnson has resigned from his post as the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, it was announced today. A story in the BBC said, “Boris Johnson has resigned as Foreign Secretary amid a growing political crisis over the UK’s Brexit strategy. “He is the second senior cabinet minister to quit within hours following Brexit Secretary... Read more of this article

Column: British Nationals, EU Citizenship, Brexit

Column: British Nationals, EU Citizenship, Brexit

[Opinion column written by Adrienne Yong] British citizens living across Europe are waiting to see if an upcoming ruling by the Court of Justice of the EU [CJEU] could give them a bit more certainty about their rights after Brexit. A Dutch court in Amsterdam recently asked the European court for clarification in a case brought by five British nationals,... Read more of this article

Report: EU To Target Territories In Brexit Talks

Report: EU To Target Territories In Brexit Talks

Demands to open up Britain’s “network of overseas tax havens are set to be used by the EU as leverage to force concessions during Brexit trade talks,” according to a report from the Independent, which stated that “as things stand it looks like Bermuda will be given a clean bill of health by the EU.” The story said, “Demands... Read more of this article

UK Passports To Have Blue Covers After Brexit

UK Passports To Have Blue Covers After Brexit

The covers of UK passports will be returning to blue after the UK leaves the European Union, British officials have announced. The UK Government website said, “After Brexit, the UK travel document will no longer be required to conform to EU standards. So in a move to symbolise our national identity, the cover will be changing from the standard... Read more of this article

Column: Brexit’s Impact On Overseas Territories

Column: Brexit’s Impact On Overseas Territories

[Opinion column written by Paul Hare] When the Brexit referendum result was announced last June, I was working on the Turks and Caicos Islands, one of the UK’s overseas territories in the Caribbean. A collection of about 40 tropical islands, of which eight are inhabited, people there were shocked at the result. They were annoyed they hadn’t had... Read more of this article