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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

UK Court: Swan Denies Assaulting Footballer

UK Court: Swan Denies Assaulting Footballer

Damien Swan has pleaded not guilty in a British court to a charge of allegedly assaulting former footballer Gary McAllister, according to multiple reports from the British media. According to the West Yorkshire Police, “Damien Swan, aged 33, of Greenmount Terrace, Beeston, was charged by postal requisition with assault occasioning actual bodily... 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 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

Column: Britain & The Overseas Territories

Column: Britain & The Overseas Territories

[Opinion column written by Benito Wheatley] As the United Kingdom [UK] General Election approaches, the country’s ongoing political turmoil over Brexit continues to overshadow the strained relationship between the Overseas Territories’ [OTs] and UK. The critical issue is whether the UK and OTs will have a closer relationship going forward or a more... Read more of this article

Bermuda Executive Forum Held In London

Bermuda Executive Forum Held In London

Premier David Burt recently attended the Bermuda Executive Forum, held at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London. A spokesperson said, “The strong and historic economic, political and cultural ties that exist between Bermuda, the UK and the U.S. set the scene for the Bermuda Executive Forum, held at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House London. “Under... Read more of this article

Premier To Attend Executive Forum In London

Premier To Attend Executive Forum In London

Premier David Burt is set to attend the Executive Forum in London this month together with the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom [UK], Robert Wood Johnson, and the UK’s Sir Nicholas Soames. A spokesperson said, “The United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom [UK], Robert Wood Johnson, and the UK’s Rt. Hon. Sir Nicholas Soames,... Read more of this article

Bermudians In UK Invited To Govt Receptions

Bermudians In UK Invited To Govt Receptions

The Government of Bermuda’s London Office is inviting Bermudians living in the United Kingdom to two upcoming Bermuda networking receptions in London and Birmingham. A Government spokesperson said, “The Government of Bermuda’s London Office is inviting Bermudians living in the UK to two upcoming Bermuda networking receptions in London and... Read more of this article

Former Government House ADC Dies At Age 100

Former Government House ADC Dies At Age 100

A one-time Government House aide-de-camp who chaperoned such dignitaries as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, US Ambassador to the UK Joseph Kennedy and Britain’s World War Two Deputy Prime Minister Clement Attlee during visits to Bermuda has died at the age of one hundred. Frank Giles, who went on to a distinguished career in British journalism... 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

‘Incredibly Productive Series Of Meetings’ In UK

‘Incredibly Productive Series Of Meetings’ In UK

During a day of meetings in London last week, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines met with the Home Office Minister Seema Kennedy MP to “advance the ongoing discussions around the passport issues Bermudians continue to experience since the printing was assumed by the UK Government,” the Government said. Minister Wayne Caines with... Read more of this article