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  • Wednesday, June 6th 2018 - 14:09 UTC

    Falkland Islands Reception in London

    Former Falklands Governor and FIA Chairman Mr. Alan Huckle proposes the loyal toast.

    Marking another successful year, the Annual Falkland Islands Government Reception took place on Tuesday 5th June at Middle Temple, London. Islanders in Britain, their friends and supporters, politicians, and veterans of the 1982 war of liberation met in high spirits.

  • Thursday, December 14th 2017 - 06:59 UTC

    MP Rosindell calls for BOTs to be represented in Westminster

    Rosindell has called for the territories to be dealt with by a single UK government department and recognised as equal members of the British family

    The British Conservative MP for Romford, Andrew Rosindell, who sits on the Foreign Affairs Committee and is a long-time advocate for the interests of British Overseas Territories, has repeated his call for better and equitable representation for those territories.

  • Saturday, September 9th 2017 - 20:54 UTC

    Sir Alan Duncan in Gibraltar to celebrate the Rock's National Day

    “The UK reaffirms its support for Gibraltar, its people and its economy, and will continue to do so as long as the people of Gibraltar wish to remain British.”

    The United Kingdom will stand by Gibraltar, its people and its economy for as long as Gibraltarians wish to remain British, Sir Alan Duncan said ahead of an official visit to the Rock. Britain’s Minister for Europe at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office arrived at the Rock on Saturday and will spend the weekend in Gibraltar celebrating National Day, 10 September, and the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum.

  • Tuesday, July 25th 2017 - 04:17 UTC

    Influential Tory MP proposes BOTs elected representation in Westminster

    MP Rosindell believes there was no reason why BOTs could not have Members of the House of Lords straight away, while the House system is in process

    An influential Tory MP has said that increased devolution powers to the Home countries has made lack of Westminster representation for the Crown Dependencies and the British Overseas Territories a great unfairness, and it is time to end the outdated system of treating them like Colonies.

  • Wednesday, July 12th 2017 - 21:55 UTC

    Gibraltar flag on display outside of Parliament as Spanish King begins London visit

    Flags of the OT and dependencies are regularly raised outside Parliament for state occasions such as the King’s visit

    A flag of Gibraltar (and Falkland Islands) was on display outside the Houses of Parliament as King Felipe of Spain arrived in London for his state visit. The red-and-white banner, bearing a red castle and golden key, was placed at the centre of a row of flags of the British overseas territories and dependencies in Parliament Square.

  • Friday, January 27th 2017 - 10:59 UTC

    Spain will not put Gibraltar at the centre of Brexit negotiations

    “The situation is actually very clear and there is nothing for us to ask for: The UK leaves the EU and Gibraltar leaves the EU”, Dastis Quecedo told the FT

    Spain will not put Gibraltar at the centre of Brexit negotiations, the country’s Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis Quecedo, said in an interview with the Financial Times. Dastis Quecedo told the newspaper that the EU should start trade talks with Britain relatively soon and had no plan to impose a “punitive” Brexit deal that would weaken London as a financial centre.

  • Sunday, December 11th 2016 - 18:46 UTC

    A Positive Report on The Falklands

    Hon Sec of the Falkland Islands Association and veteran of the 1982 War Lt. Col. Tym Marsh, FIA Chairman Alan Huckle and FIA Treasurer Falkland Islander James Wallace at the AGM.

    An update on the progress of the Falkland Islands’ economy has been given to the Falkland Islands Association at their annual general meeting in London. Member of the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Mike Summers indicated that all aspect of the Islands development were doing well.

  • Friday, April 8th 2016 - 05:07 UTC

    MP Rosindell blasts 'direct rule' for BOTs as 'unnecessary and unjust'

    “I feel it would be both unnecessary and unjust to impose direct rule and force BOTs to raise their tax rates”, and leaving other nations and their OTs untouched.

    A UK member of Parliament has come out strongly in support of the British Overseas Territories praising their economic success and the right of their peoples to govern and decide their own future. MP Andrew Rosindell, Chairman of the BOT and Crown Dependencies all party Parliamentary groups described suggestions from some senior figures in Westminster calling for 'direct rule' over BOT's as unnecessary and unjust, based on a complete misunderstanding of the situation.

  • Tuesday, December 8th 2015 - 09:36 UTC

    A Positive Outlook for the Falklands at FIA's annual general meeting

    Mr. Andrew Rosindell MP, addressing FIA's AGM (Photo by P Pepper)<br />

    The Falkland Islands have received assurances of sustained support from the British Parliament and from the Falkland Islands Association at that organisation’s annual general meeting in London where members were given a positive report of progress and economic development in the Islands.

  • Tuesday, December 8th 2015 - 01:06 UTC

    Falklands' Battle Day commemorated in London

    MLA Roger Edwards and Mr. Andrew Rosindell, MP laying their wreaths at the Cenotaph  (Pic P. Pepper)

    Battle Day was commemorated in the traditional manner at the Cenotaph in central London on Saturday 5th December. The traffic was stopped in Whitehall, and the service was conducted by former Rector of Christchurch Cathedral in Stanley the Rev. Dr. Richard Hines.

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