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Morton: ‘UK Govt Supports Overseas Territories’

Morton: ‘UK Govt Supports Overseas Territories’

“The UK Government is firmly committed to supporting the Overseas Territories in dealing with Covid-19,” Parliamentary Under-Secretary Wendy Morton said when asked about the kind of support that the UK Government is providing to help the UK Overseas Territories respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Hansard of the UK Parliament’s... Read more of this article

UK Parliament: 500 Bermuda Students In UK

UK Parliament: 500 Bermuda Students In UK

According to a recent discussion in the UK Parliament, there were some 2,130 students from the British Overseas Territories studying in the UK in 2018/19, with 500 from Bermuda. Conservative MP Scott Benton asked what estimate the Minister has of university students from British Overseas Territories studying in the UK and “what assessment he... Read more of this article

Pincher: No OTs Request Devolution Settlement

Pincher: No OTs Request Devolution Settlement

“None of the Overseas Territories have requested a constitutional relationship akin to the devolution settlements within the United Kingdom,” Minister of State Christopher Pincher said in the UK Parliament. According to the Hansard of the UK Parliament’s session on January 27th, Shadow Minister Afzal Khan asked the Secretary of State... Read more of this article

UK Election: Conservatives Win Overall Majority

UK Election: Conservatives Win Overall Majority

British voters went to the polls yesterday [Dec 12], giving Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party its largest majority since 1987. The BBC reported, “With just one seat left to declare, the Conservatives have 364 MPs, Labour 203, the SNP 48, Liberal Democrats 11 and the DUP eight. “It’s the final stop of a general election campaign... Read more of this article

British Voters Head To The Polls Today

British Voters Head To The Polls Today

Voters in the United Kingdom are heading to the polls today [Dec 12] for the third general election in four years in the country. A BBC story said, “As British voters prepare to head to the polls for a defining general election – the third in four years – they face a difficult choice, involving two unpopular leaders. “Or as Nick... Read more of this article

UK General Election Set For December 12

UK General Election Set For December 12

Political parties in the United Kingdom are preparing for a general election on December 12 following a vote by MPs yesterday [Oct 29]. A BBC story said, “The legislation approved by MPs on Tuesday will later begin its passage through the House of Lords, where it is not expected to be opposed. “Boris Johnson says he is ready to fight a “tough”... 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

UK Parliament Suspension Ruled Unlawful

UK Parliament Suspension Ruled Unlawful

The supreme court in the United Kingdom has ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament earlier this month was unlawful. A BBC story said, “Mr Johnson suspended – or prorogued – Parliament for five weeks earlier this month, but judges said it was wrong to stop MPs carrying out duties in the run-up to Brexit... Read more of this article

Boris Johnson To Be New UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson To Be New UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson has been elected as the new leader of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom, setting him up to succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister. A BBC story said, “Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister. “He beat Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning... 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 Government: No Plans For Order Or Timetable

UK Government: No Plans For Order Or Timetable

The British Government said they “have no plans to introduce an Order-in-Council” as it relates to same sex marriage in Overseas Territories [OTs], and does not plan to “publish such a timetable” to allow UK citizens to vote in OTs. This follows after the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee conducted an inquiry... Read more of this article

Video: Premier & Lord Ahmad Press Conference

Video: Premier & Lord Ahmad Press Conference

Premier David Burt and British Minister Of State for the Overseas Territories Lord Tariq Ahmad are holding a joint press conference this morning [April 25], and we will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 11-minute replay is below Related... Read more of this article

Foreign Office Minister Lord Ahmad Visiting

Foreign Office Minister Lord Ahmad Visiting

Foreign Office Minister Of State for the Overseas Territories Lord Tariq Ahmad is visiting the island. A spokesperson said, “UK Foreign Office Minister for the Overseas Territories Lord [Tariq] Ahmad of Wimbledon will visit Bermuda on the 25th April. “During his visit, the Minister will meet members of the Government including Premier David... Read more of this article