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Falklands and Bermuda governments fund their governors' uniforms

Monday, October 30th 2017 - 06:52 UTC
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Who pays for the uniforms worn by the Governors of British Overseas Territories was discussed in UK Parliament last week, with Minister of State stating that since 2001, the policy “has been that those Territories wishing to keep their ceremonial uniforms pay for them themselves,” and currently the “Governors of Bermuda and Falkland Islands retain the uniform, both funded by their respective Territory governments.” Read full article

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  • Malvinense 1833

    clowns colonial.

    Oct 30th, 2017 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • DemonTree

    @Malvi
    As long as I'm not paying, I don't care how they dress their governors.

    Here's the Bermuda governor's uniform in case you were wondering:

    http://www.royalgazette.com/storyimage/RG/20120523/NEWS/120529990/AR/0/AR-120529990.jpg

    Which clown do you like best?

    Please remember though, that it's just a tradition, and what truly makes someone a clown is their actions, not their clothes.

    Oct 30th, 2017 - 03:47 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Roger Lorton

    Nice to see a bit of tradition.

    You need history for that Malvi

    Oct 30th, 2017 - 11:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @Malvinense 1833

    It can't be colonial, if it were, the UK government would pay for the uniform.

    Argentina is too, part of the fancy dress club, just look at the dated colonial ceremonial uniforms your own soldiers dress up in for state occasions.



    Talking about colonial, is your mythical colonial Malvinas governor Bertone going over to the Falklands to oversee the elections?

    If not, why not, if she's supposed to be the governor?

    Your colonial governor is about as much use as a flat tyre.

    No attendance at the Queen's Birthday Parade.

    No attendance at Liberation Day which all Argentines should celebrate with unrestrained joy, as it spelt the end to Galteiri and all those civilians getting murdered.

    I suppose my analogy is inaccurate, as a flat tyre is, of course, of great use in Argentina.

    @ Roger Lorton

    You unearthed many interesting facts in your revised timeline.

    I especially like Vernet's argument against USA fishermen, (post 1831 USS Lexington visit), where he says they cannot inherit fishing grounds they were using as British citizens, then claim to inherited them from Britain after independence. Vernet said it would be like Holland claiming Spanish possessions in the Americans after Spain left Holland.

    Absolutely priceless.

    Oct 31st, 2017 - 11:58 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton

    Thank you PB. The interesting point about that fact, is that it was first pointed out by an American over 150 years ago.

    Recently (very) found another from 1766. Spain's Ambassador Masserano arguing that a league (3 miles) ought to count as bigger in the Americas, because the Americas were bigger. That was at the same time that he claimed that the word 'adjacent' meant anything up to one hundred leagues (300 miles).

    He wondered why we laughed at him.

    Funny old world :-)

    Oct 31st, 2017 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Schindler

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Nov 01st, 2017 - 02:14 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Pete Bog

    @RL
    ”Spain's Ambassador Masserano arguing that a league (3 miles) ought to count as bigger in the Americas, because the Americas were bigger. That was at the same time that he claimed that the word 'adjacent' meant anything up to one hundred leagues (300 miles).“

    Interestingly Spain and Argentina are still moving the goalposts now.

    ”Schindler”

    Why not Eichmann or Mengele?

    Nov 01st, 2017 - 06:48 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Jolene

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Nov 03rd, 2017 - 02:38 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    Malvinas? Return to sender, address unknown.

    Nov 06th, 2017 - 12:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @ Jolene

    The Falkland Islands Government will fund the Governor's uniform within 25 years.

    Where's Bertone? Has she 'disappeared?'

    Nov 07th, 2017 - 10:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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