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Covid-19: UK Prime Minister In Intensive Care

Covid-19: UK Prime Minister In Intensive Care

After testing positive for Covid-19 and being hospitalized earlier this week, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care today [April 6]. A BBC story said, “Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, Downing Street has said. “Mr... 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

Column: Time For A New UK-OTs Agenda

Column: Time For A New UK-OTs Agenda

[Opinion column written by Benito Wheatley] The Overseas Territories’ [OTs] place in post-Brexit Britain remains unclear as the United Kingdom [UK] begins life outside of the European Union [EU]. Since the Conservative Party’s landslide victory at the polls on 12 December 2019, a coherent UK-OTs agenda has not been articulated. The absence of such... Read more of this article

‘I Do Not Expect Brexit To Have Negative Impact’

‘I Do Not Expect Brexit To Have Negative Impact’

“I do not expect Brexit to have a negative impact on this island, certainly in the near future and hopefully beyond,” Governor John Rankin said, citing the fact that Bermuda has no dependence on EU funding, exports very few physical goods to the EU, and has Solvency II Equivalence. The Governor said this as he delivered a speech at the Hamilton... Read more of this article

‘Brexit’ In Effect As Of 7pm Bermuda Time

‘Brexit’ In Effect As Of 7pm Bermuda Time

The United Kingdom will officially leave the European Union as of 7.00pm Bermuda time this evening [Jan 31], beginning a transition period for the nation until a free trade agreement is reached. A BBC story said, “The UK will officially leave the European Union at 23:00 GMT, ending 47 years of membership. “Pro and anti-Brexit demonstrations and... 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

Brexit Deal Approved By European Parliament

Brexit Deal Approved By European Parliament

Members of the European Parliament voted in favour of the Brexit deal, one of the final steps that had to be taken before the UK leaves the EU this Friday, January 31st. The Withdrawal Agreement was approved by the European Parliament today [Jan 29] by 621 votes in favour, 49 against and 13 abstentions.The BBC reported, ”After the vote, MEPs... Read more of this article

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