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MP questions lack of “Territory Status” for BOTs in Commonwealth future report

Wednesday, November 28th 2012 - 16:08 UTC
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Andrew Rosindell chairs the All Parliamentary Group on British Overseas Territories Andrew Rosindell chairs the All Parliamentary Group on British Overseas Territories

Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell has written to the London representatives of British Overseas Territories to alert them to what he sees as a shortfall in a new report on the future of the Commonwealth.

Mr Rosindell, who chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group on British Overseas Territories, said the report from the Foreign Affairs Committee failed to include a proposed amendment relating to the territories.

The amendment, tabled by Mr Rosindell himself, called for a “Territory Status” within the Commonwealth of Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.

The Foreign Affairs Committee found that there was “no evidence” that Overseas Territories wanted representation in the Commonwealth.

It did not therefore include the amendment into its report, which is entitled “Role and Future of the Commonwealth” and was published earlier this month.

“I feel that every Chief Minister and Premier should now write to the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee to protest at this shameful failure to support our Overseas Territories participation within the Commonwealth and would like to hear your comments on this matter too,” MP Rosindell said in his letter to the London representatives.

The MP said he would continue campaigning on this issue and would raise it in the House of Commons as soon as possible.
 

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  • Idlehands

    Sounds like the Foreign Affairs Committee doesn't want to rock any boats. I would assume the BOTs would like Commonwealth representation.

    Nov 28th, 2012 - 04:19 pm 0
  • Raul

    English colonialism and imperialism of the 21st century, it is impossible to hide.

    It is increasingly evident that the world public opinion and sympathy welcomes the cause Argentina over the Falkland Islands.
    It is an obvious fact the failure of the UK to follow international law with its colonialist and imperialist policies in the 21st century.

    An example is. Decolonization Committee of UN considers Falkland Islands as a colony. Of the 16 cases of colonialism in the world, 10 are for the UK they are: Anguilla, Bermuda, Gibraltar, the Malvinas-Falkland Islands, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Monserrat Island, Pitcairn Island and St. Helena Island.
    Just look at any web page concerning the decolonization committee of United Nations refers to are a colony.
    Besides the UN resolutions are referred to a colony.
    See Resolution 2065 (XX) of 1965, ratified by later resolutions 1973 (3160, XXVIII) 1976 (31/49), 1982 (37/9), 1983 (38/12), 1984 (39/6), 1985 (40/21), 1986 (41/40), 1987 (42/19) and 1988 (43/25). They all declare the existence of a sovereignty dispute. No self-determination. It is a territory to colonize.

    Just look at any web page concerning the decolonization committee of United Nations refers to are a colony. Example Wikipedia.

    http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comit% C3% C3% B3n A9_de_Descolonizaci%

    Nov 28th, 2012 - 04:51 pm 0
  • JuanGabriel

    @2 Nice try, but I don't think you quite got the record for most crap in one post, came close though.

    The only important words on that wikipedia page are

    “It stated that all people have a right to self-determination”

    Nov 28th, 2012 - 04:57 pm 0
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