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UK Prepares Draft Order In Council For OTs

UK Prepares Draft Order In Council For OTs

The UK has prepared a draft Order to compel the British Overseas Territories to introduce publicly accessible registers, but said that “in the light of the firm commitments” from the Territories to adopt them, the “UK Government have decided that it is now not necessary to make the Order under Section 51, but will keep this under review.” Parliamentary... Read more of this article

‘Proportionate Share Of Vaccines UK Procures’

‘Proportionate Share Of Vaccines UK Procures’

“The UK Government will supply the Territories with a proportionate share of the vaccines that the UK procures,” British Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Foreign Office Wendy Morton said. Local officials have already confirmed that “Bermuda will be supplied with 9,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and they will arrive on our shores... Read more of this article

Prime Minister: Ordered Enough For UK & OTs

Prime Minister: Ordered Enough For UK & OTs

[Updated with video] “We do not yet know when any will be ready and licensed, but we have ordered 100 million doses of the Oxford vaccine and over 350 million in total, more than enough for everyone in the UK, the Crown dependencies and the overseas territories,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.Speaking in British Parliament yesterday... Read more of this article

UK MP Praises Mary Prince In British Parliament

UK MP Praises Mary Prince In British Parliament

Bermudian national hero Mary Prince was praised during a recent session of the British Parliament, with MP Theresa Villiers saying that Ms Prince “never stopped resisting the oppression to which she had been subjected” and her “struggle has helped to create the better world in which we live today.” Speaking in the UK Parliament during... Read more of this article

Morton: ‘UK Govt Supports Overseas Territories’

Morton: ‘UK Govt Supports Overseas Territories’

“The UK Government is firmly committed to supporting the Overseas Territories in dealing with Covid-19,” Parliamentary Under-Secretary Wendy Morton said when asked about the kind of support that the UK Government is providing to help the UK Overseas Territories respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Hansard of the UK Parliament’s... 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

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

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

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

UK And EU Reach Tentative Brexit Deal

UK And EU Reach Tentative Brexit Deal

A new Brexit deal has reportedly been agreed to between the United Kingdom and European Union during a meeting of negotiating teams in Brussels. A BBC story said, “Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control.” “The two sides have been working on the legal text of a deal, but... Read more of this article

UK Parliament Suspension Ruled Unlawful

UK Parliament Suspension Ruled Unlawful

The supreme court in the United Kingdom has ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament earlier this month was unlawful. A BBC story said, “Mr Johnson suspended – or prorogued – Parliament for five weeks earlier this month, but judges said it was wrong to stop MPs carrying out duties in the run-up to Brexit... Read more of this article

Boris Johnson To Be New UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson To Be New UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson has been elected as the new leader of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom, setting him up to succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister. A BBC story said, “Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister. “He beat Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning... Read more of this article