UK Will “Consult” With Territories About Brexit

June 28, 2016

Speaking in UK Parliament yesterday, Prime Minister David Cameron said they must ensure that the interests of all parts of the UK are protected, so as they prepare to negotiate with the European Union they will consult various jurisdictions including the Overseas Territories.

The UK referendum on June 23rd saw the British vote — by 51.9% — to sever the country’s membership in the European Union, with Britain set to be the first country to leave the EU since its formation.

Video comment from Mr Cameron as he arrives at the European Council meeting today:

Mr Cameron — who plans to step down in October — said, “We must ensure that the interests of all parts of our United Kingdom are protected and advanced, so as we prepare for a new negotiation with the European Union we will fully involve the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Governments.

“We will also consult Gibraltar, the Crown dependencies and Overseas Territories, and all regional centres of power including the London Assembly.

“I have spoken to the First Ministers of Scotland and Wales, as well as the First and Deputy First Ministers in Northern Ireland and the Taoiseach, and our officials will be working intensively together over the coming weeks to bring our devolved Administrations into the process for determining the decisions that need to be taken.

“While all the key decisions will have to wait for the arrival of the new Prime Minister, there is a lot of work that can be started now,” added Mr Cameron.

On Friday, Premier Michael Dunkley said, “The Bermuda Government respects the decision of the British people and will work alongside the UK Government to ensure the interests of Bermuda and our fellow British Overseas Territories are upheld throughout the negotiation process as we prepare for Britain to formally leave the EU.”

“Next month Leaders of the Overseas Territories will be meeting ahead of our annual Joint Ministerial Council in London in October. A priority on our agenda is to discuss the impact on Territories of a British exit from the EU,” added the Premier.

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  1. Pair-a-Docks says:

    From what I heard, this vote is not the official or binding one that would be needed, so in the grand scheme of things nothing has happened, and that the shot-callers are saying it will take 20 years for Britain to exit, due to the lengthly conditions and process in full – therefore trying to render it seemingly futile in the current generation, therefore furthering the apathy towards Brexiting.

    I think its nice that Britain is givin it the ol’ heave-ho, the EU is just one of many global nation-unions that ensnare national liberties in certain regards whilst portraying a politically correct nanny overlord.

    Just my two pence , who cares

    • Andrew says:

      LOL..damn this is hilarious. Are you serious???

    • Hmm says:

      While technically its not binding.. you can’t simply ignore democracy, especially when 17+ million voted. You’d have a civil war on your hand. It sucks, but its democracy. :(

    • Serious Though says:

      A record $3 trillion was wiped out from global markets on Friday and Monday. that’s a starter for the world..

    • Sorry! says:

      Well Angela Markel wants the UK out ASAP. So, it wont be the 2 years people are expecting. It will be very soon in transition. So the talks will have to take place sooner than later.

  2. sage says:

    So I’m guessing we can’t live and reside freely in EU countries anymore.

    • Virtua says:

      Yep, just as they can’t live here. Seems fair doesn’t it?

      • Andrew says:

        Sure does!

      • Legalgal says:

        It’s a small part of democracy and generally considered to have been the wrong democratic procedure. There will be legal challenges etc. And in the cold light of day, and as promises and predictions unravel/come true it is important that everyone acts properly.

        Maybe an opportunity for all those naysayers to go independent?

  3. Ally says:

    Would have been great if they’d consulted with us PRIOR to the referendum – what are we going to say now? Unless Scotland does split off and we decide that we’re more Scottish than English or Welsh and band with them instead (tempting – I like my EU passport!!).

    • Onion Juice says:

      Damn Europeans, been F!@#ing up de world since they ventured from de caves !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • LiarLiar says:

        And yet you are the first to cry racism.

        Disgusting post by a disgusting individual.

        • OBSERVER says:

          TO LIAR LIAR:
          Onion Juice is entitled to his/her opinion.You find it disgusting…..well, Europeans have tinkered with societies since…. Europeans have introduced slavery.
          Like it or not, that is HISTORY!!
          Perhaps, European history disturbs YOU!!!!

          • Herb says:

            Sorry observer but europeans did not introduce slavery, try and learn some history of the arab slave traders who started it and still are the biggest slave traders of all time.

          • LiarLiar says:

            Europeans didn’t introduce slavery. Especially not the African slave trade. That was going on for hundreds of years by the Arabs before the Europeans showed up.

            Educate yourself.

            But if you think it is ok to the racist towards one group, then why should anyone care when you cry about racism towards you?

    • Farflung says:

      I’m British, can I vote in your election please?

    • Sean says:

      Why would they consult with us since we get to enjoy the benefits of being a part of the EU member country (such as freedom or movement with the right to live and in the EU member countries) but don’t pay any of the cost that come with those freedoms (EU members cannot come here to work or live freely nor do we pay the membership cost of being in the EU)?

  4. Paul Revere says:

    Wonder how many short/long term will return home now.

    Guess this side of the pond looks so much better, oh wait it always did
    ain’t that’s why you still here.

    Oh snap…

    • Legalgal says:

      Ask HSBC. They started exiting Bermy before Brexit.

  5. Coffee says:

    Can we now reintroduce capital punishment ?