Speaker Dennis Lister Attends Conference In UK

May 8, 2022 | 3 Comments

Speaker of the House of Assembly Dennis Lister represented Bermuda at the Commons and Overseas Territories Conference in London.

“The conference which took place from May 4 – 6, was hosted by the UK House of Commons Speaker, Sir Lindsay Hoyle.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle with British Overseas Territories Speakers

Speakers Conference Bermuda May 8 2022

“On Wednesday [May 4] Sir Lindsay welcomed British Overseas Territories Speakers from Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Saint Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, and a representative from Gibraltar,” a spokesperson said,

“It was the first ever Speaker-led conference, and a range of topics were discussed, among which, how the British Overseas Territories can get their voices heard in the UK Parliament.”

Today, Speaker Lister said, “The history of the British Government and its Overseas Territories is long established with its strengths and weaknesses always evolving. It is in this context that I valued the opportunity to be at the table of discussion for this the first ever Commons and Overseas Territories Speaker’s Conference.

“Along with the topics that were discussed, a key objective was the establishment of a forum for the Commons and Overseas Territories Speakers to have a direct line of communication to assist in the strengthening between our Parliaments. Let us not forget that outside of Britain, Bermuda is the oldest Parliament of the Commonwealth.”

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  1. Joe Bloggs says:

    “Today, Speaker Lister said, “The history of the British Government and its Overseas Territories is long established with its strengths and weaknesses always evolving. It is in this context that I valued the opportunity to be at the table of discussion for this the first ever Commons and Overseas Territories Speaker’s Conference.”

    No, no no! That is contrary to the PLP party line! The British are bad. They have enslaved Bermudians for 400 years! We want reparations for 400 years of free labour.

  2. Rig says:

    Isn’t it funny how the British are evil and independence is progress, and yet the PLP can’t resist a Business Class flight, a tour of Parliament and some tea and scones?

    Hypocrites.

  3. Ouch says:

    What a distorted comment from Joe Bloggs who takes great delight in all of his comments and does NOTHING to make things better. Hypocritical.

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