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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 StoriesFamous:... 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

‘UK Encouraged Bermuda To Engage With EU’

‘UK Encouraged Bermuda To Engage With EU’

“The UK has encouraged Bermuda to engage with the EU Commission throughout the process in order to deliver the changes they committed to make in full,” Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General Mel Stride said. This follows after the EU announced that Bermuda has been added to the list of ‘non-cooperative jurisdictions... Read more of this article

MP Questions UK Citizens Being Elected In OTs

MP Questions UK Citizens Being Elected In OTs

A British MP questioned a British Government Minister on the UK Government’s policy on UK nationals running for office in the Overseas Territories, and in response the Minister said that OT governments set their own rules, and noted the recent UK FAC report which suggested all UK citizens be allowed to hold elected office in the OTs saying “we... Read more of this article

MPs Seek To Legislate For Crown Dependencies

MPs Seek To Legislate For Crown Dependencies

Some British MPs continue to seek to pass legislation in relation to the islands, with a cross party amendment yesterday seeking to order the Crown Dependencies to make their beneficial ownership registers public by the end of next year, with the amendment also seeking to reiterate the order for Overseas Territories to do so. However the Bill was pulled... Read more of this article

‘OBA Will Support Efforts To Resist Imposition’

‘OBA Will Support Efforts To Resist Imposition’

Following the suggestion from the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee that British residents should be allowed to vote in Bermuda, Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier said he agrees with the comments by Premier Burt and the “OBA will support efforts to resist this imposition” as “Bermuda’s future should be dictated by... Read more of this article

Premier Burt: ‘We Will Strenuously Resist”

Premier Burt: ‘We Will Strenuously Resist”

Following a British committee recommending the Overseas Territories “ensure that there is a pathway for all resident UK and British Overseas Territory citizens to be able to vote and hold elected office in territory,” the Premier said “we will strenuously resist” as “to suggest that non-Bermudians should have the right... Read more of this article