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‘I Do Not Expect Brexit To Have Negative Impact’

‘I Do Not Expect Brexit To Have Negative Impact’

“I do not expect Brexit to have a negative impact on this island, certainly in the near future and hopefully beyond,” Governor John Rankin said, citing the fact that Bermuda has no dependence on EU funding, exports very few physical goods to the EU, and has Solvency II Equivalence. The Governor said this as he delivered a speech at the Hamilton... Read more of this article

‘Brexit’ In Effect As Of 7pm Bermuda Time

‘Brexit’ In Effect As Of 7pm Bermuda Time

The United Kingdom will officially leave the European Union as of 7.00pm Bermuda time this evening [Jan 31], beginning a transition period for the nation until a free trade agreement is reached. A BBC story said, “The UK will officially leave the European Union at 23:00 GMT, ending 47 years of membership. “Pro and anti-Brexit demonstrations and... Read more of this article

Brexit Deal Approved By European Parliament

Brexit Deal Approved By European Parliament

Members of the European Parliament voted in favour of the Brexit deal, one of the final steps that had to be taken before the UK leaves the EU this Friday, January 31st. The Withdrawal Agreement was approved by the European Parliament today [Jan 29] by 621 votes in favour, 49 against and 13 abstentions.The BBC reported, ”After the vote, MEPs... Read more of this article

Brexit Bill Clears Final UK Parliamentary Hurdle

Brexit Bill Clears Final UK Parliamentary Hurdle

The legislation which paves the way for the UK to leave the European Union on January 31st has passed the final hurdle in the British Parliament and is now awaiting royal assent. The BBC reported, “The EU [Withdrawal Agreement] Bill, which paves the way for the UK to leave the bloc with a deal on 31 January, is now awaiting royal assent. “Earlier,... Read more of this article

Brexit Bill Heads For Lords After UK MPs Vote

Brexit Bill Heads For Lords After UK MPs Vote

British MPs have given their final backing to the bill that will implement the UK government’s Brexit deal, with the matter now set to head to the House of Lords. The BBC reported, “MPs have given their final backing to the bill that will implement the UK government’s Brexit deal. The Commons voted 330 to 231 in favour of the Withdrawal... Read more of this article

“One Step Closer To Getting Brexit Done”

“One Step Closer To Getting Brexit Done”

Following the vote today in the UK House of Commons which saw MPs vote in favour of the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK is “one step closer to getting Brexit done.” The BBC reported, “They voted 358 to 234 – a majority of 124 – in favour of the EU [Withdrawal Agreement] Bill,... Read more of this article

UK And EU Reach Tentative Brexit Deal

UK And EU Reach Tentative Brexit Deal

A new Brexit deal has reportedly been agreed to between the United Kingdom and European Union during a meeting of negotiating teams in Brussels. A BBC story said, “Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control.” “The two sides have been working on the legal text of a deal, but... Read more of this article

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