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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

Bryant Questions UK Govt On SSM In Territories

Bryant Questions UK Govt On SSM In Territories

British Labour MP Chris Bryant continues to question the British Government about same sex marriage in the British Overseas Territories, this time asking “what steps the Government is taking to ensure that all homosexual citizens in British Overseas Territories have access to the institution of marriage.”According to the Hansard from April... Read more of this article

May ‘Deeply Regrets’ Laws Being Introduced

May ‘Deeply Regrets’ Laws Being Introduced

“Theresa May has said that she ‘deeply regrets’ Britain’s historical legacy of anti-gay laws across the Commonwealth as its 53 leaders gathered in London for their annual summit,” the Guardian has reported. “The prime minister urged the Commonwealth nations to overhaul outdated, colonial-era legislation that treats more... Read more of this article

Video: Boris Johnson On Bermuda & DPA Bill

Video: Boris Johnson On Bermuda & DPA Bill

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he had a “long conversation with the Premier of Bermuda” about same sex marriage. This was stated as Mr Johnson responded to a question from British MP Chris Bryant, who has been an outspoken critic of the Domestic Partnership Act, bringing it up multiple times in both British Parliament and... Read more of this article

UK Parliament Inquiry Into Digital Currencies

UK Parliament Inquiry Into Digital Currencies

The British House of Commons Treasury Committee is launching a new inquiry into digital currencies and distributed ledger technology, with the inquiry set to “cover the role of digital currencies in the UK, including the opportunities and risks that digital currencies may bring to consumers, businesses, and the Government.”According to... Read more of this article

UK Minister Answers Questions About Bermuda

UK Minister Answers Questions About Bermuda

Bermuda’s Domestic Partnership Act legislation continues to be a topic of discussion in British Parliament, with the Minister of State responding to questions from a Labour MP. Labour MP Catherine West asked the Minister of State “what recent assessment his Department has made of the status of LGBT+ rights in Bermuda” and “what... Read more of this article

UK Minister: Not Appropriate To Block Legislation

UK Minister: Not Appropriate To Block Legislation

“We are obviously disappointed about the removal of same-sex marriage in Bermuda,” British Minister of State Harriett Baldwin said, adding that the UK Secretary of State decided “it would not be appropriate to use the power to block legislation, which can only be used where there is a legal or constitutional basis for doing so, and... Read more of this article

Transcription: UK Debate On SSM In Bermuda

Transcription: UK Debate On SSM In Bermuda

“The Government are giving careful consideration to Bermuda’s Domestic Partnership Bill in order to assess its implications in relation to our collective international obligations and our constitutional relationship with Bermuda,” Minister for Europe and the Americas Sir Alan Duncan said in the British House of Commons. “We are obviously... Read more of this article

Full Video: Debate In UK On SSM In Bermuda

Full Video: Debate In UK On SSM In Bermuda

[Updated] The Adjournment Debate in British House of Commons on same sex marriage in Bermuda is scheduled to place place today [Jan 29], with MP Chris Bryant due to speak on the matter; with the Labour MP having already made his position clear, previously asking that the UK Minister to “tell the Bermudian Parliament very firmly ‘no way, we are... Read more of this article

Lords Vote ‘No’ On Public Register For OTs

Lords Vote ‘No’ On Public Register For OTs

The UK’s House of Lords voted down a proposal that would have called for six British Overseas Territories, including Bermuda, to implement a publicly-accessible register of beneficial ownership by January, 2020. One report said, “The vote took place during a debate on a proposed Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, of which the plan to... Read more of this article