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130 OT Citizens Serving In British Armed Forces

130 OT Citizens Serving In British Armed Forces

As of 1 April 2018, there were 130 British Overseas Territory Citizens serving in the regular trained strength of the British Armed Forces. This was stated in yesterday’s sitting of the British Parliament, when Scottish Conservative MP Andrew Bowie asked the Secretary of State for Defence, “with reference to his news release of 5 November Armed... Read more of this article

UK Inquiry Into Territories To Continue On Nov 6

UK Inquiry Into Territories To Continue On Nov 6

The British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry into “how the Foreign Office manages its responsibility to ensure the security and stability” of the British Overseas Territories is set to continue with another oral evidence session on Tuesday, November 6th. The witnesses scheduled to appear include British Virgin Islands Government... Read more of this article

‘Perhaps A Review Of Relations Is Appropriate’

‘Perhaps A Review Of Relations Is Appropriate’

For years there was consensus between the major UK political parties about the Overseas Territories, but that has now changed and the OTs now face a “more hostile and less supportive UK political class,” Dr Peter Clegg said, adding that perhaps a review of relations is appropriate, one which would “offer the Territories more autonomy,... Read more of this article

Video: Fergusson Speaks To British Committee

Video: Fergusson Speaks To British Committee

“Bermudians think of themselves as Bermudians” and “becoming more legislatively connected with Britain would cause unease” and “Bermuda meets OECD standards pretty comfortably” and “has a record it can be quite proud of in that respect.” These were some of the comments made by former Governor of Bermuda... Read more of this article

Former Governor To Speak To UK Committee

Former Governor To Speak To UK Committee

Former Governor of Bermuda George Fergusson is set to take part in the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry in the ‘Future of the UK Overseas Territories’ on Tuesday, October 16th. This is according to the official website, which states the ‘Oral Evidence Session’ witnesses will include George Fergusson,... Read more of this article

UK Govt To ‘Work Collaboratively’ With Territories

UK Govt To ‘Work Collaboratively’ With Territories

The British Government has “assured the Overseas Territories of our commitment to working collaboratively with them on the introduction” of public registers, Minister of State Alan Duncan told the British Parliament. The Minister was responding to a question from Labour MP Margaret Hodge, who was one of the MPs who brought forward the amendment... Read more of this article

Famous: ‘Forced To Accept Rules Of An Empire’

Famous: ‘Forced To Accept Rules Of An Empire’

Citing the phrase often attributed to Paul Revere that “the British are coming,” MP Chris Famous noted the recent legislation in UK Parliament which seeks to force Overseas Territories to create a public register, as well as the recent debate about the UK taking steps regarding same-sex marriage in Overseas Territories, and said Bermudians... Read more of this article

UK Committee Inquiry Into Overseas Territories

UK Committee Inquiry Into Overseas Territories

The British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee will be conducting an inquiry into “how the Foreign Office manages its responsibility to ensure the security and stability” of the British Overseas Territories. This is according to a statement on the UK Parliament’s official website which said, “How the Foreign Office... Read more of this article

Video: House Of Lords Discuss SSM In Territories

Video: House Of Lords Discuss SSM In Territories

British politicians continue to discuss same-sex marriage in British Overseas Territories, with the matter raised in the House of Lords yesterday [July 23] with the British Government asked “what steps they are taking to enable citizens to enter into a same-sex marriage in British Overseas Territories.”The question from Baroness Barker in... Read more of this article

UK Politician Nigel Farage Reportedly In Bermuda

UK Politician Nigel Farage Reportedly In Bermuda

British politician Nigel Farage — the former UKIP leader who was a key proponent of Brexit — is reportedly in Bermuda, and used the home studio of Bermuda resident John Layfield for his recent appearance on Fox News. Mr. Layfield, a former WWE champ who is well known in Bermuda for his work with youth rugby, serves an analyst and commentator... 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

UK MP: ‘Ending Tax Secrecy Will Bring In £10B’

UK MP: ‘Ending Tax Secrecy Will Bring In £10B’

“Ending tax secrecy in the overseas territories will bring in £10 billion a year,” a British MP claimed during a recent sitting of British Parliament. Shadow Minister Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Helen Goodman said, “Ending tax secrecy in the overseas territories will bring in £10 billion a year. Will the Chancellor organise... Read more of this article

UK Govt Will Not Oppose Territories Amendment

UK Govt Will Not Oppose Territories Amendment

According to reports from the British media, Minister Sir Alan Duncan has just announced that the UK Government will not oppose an amendment which will require the Overseas Territories to introduce public ownership registers by the end of 2020. “Britain’s government agreed on Tuesday to order its overseas territories to make secretive company... Read more of this article