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Tag: UK Parliament

  • Friday, July 13th 2018 - 10:26 UTC

    Donald Trump unwelcome in London: ‘Trump baby’ blimp will fly over the Parliament

    A six-meter balloon depicting Mr Trump will fly near the parliament today.

    The unpopularity of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, shown apparent by Thursday night, when protests started as soon as he landed in London for a meeting with the PM Theresa May. The US president, as the main event of his trip, will hold talks with the prime minister May and the new foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, at the PM’s Chequers country retreat.

  • Wednesday, July 4th 2018 - 21:55 UTC

    UK beneficial ownership vote alarms Overseas Territories; financial services vital for several islands

    Minister Tara Rivers stressed Cayman's “high level of ongoing cooperation” on beneficial ownership, enabling more than 100 tax authorities globally

    A vote by the UK parliament to insist that Britain’s Overseas Territories introduce publicly available beneficial ownership registers by December 31, 2020, has sparked anger and dismay within these autonomous, mainly small island, jurisdictions.

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2018 - 09:01 UTC

    Heathrow airport third runway approved in Parliament, but hurdles remain

    The government, which wants to proceed with the expansion, won Monday’s 415-to-119 vote partly because of the support of some opposition Labour Party lawmakers

    British lawmakers on Monday approved plans to expand Heathrow Airport near London after years of study and debate, but the construction of a third runway still faces significant hurdles.

  • Monday, June 25th 2018 - 08:39 UTC

    Brexit debate in the streets of London: tens of thousands march for, and against leaving the EU

    The protest is part of a “summer of action” by campaign groups designed to increase pressure on Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn.

    Tens of thousands of people have marched on Saturday in central London to demand a final vote on any UK exit deal, on the second anniversary of the Brexit vote. Organizers of the People's Vote march say Brexit is “not a done deal” and people must “make their voices heard”. Meanwhile, hundreds attended a pro-Brexit counter-protest. It came as senior Cabinet ministers, including Liam Fox and David Davis, insisted the UK is prepared to walk away from talks without an agreement.

  • Friday, June 22nd 2018 - 08:31 UTC

    Falklands and the Brexit impact outlined in London meetings

    MLA Teslyn Barkman (centre)  Falkland Islands Representative in London Sukey Cameron (right) and UKOTA secretary, Kate Kandiah from the Cayman Islands<br />

    A Falkland Islands delegation recently travelled to London to attend the Joint Ministerial Council on European Negotiations, which basically is dealing with Brexit negotiations and its impact for Overseas Territories. The delegation was made up of MLA Teslyn Barkman, together with Senior Policy Advisor Richard Hyslop and were joined by Falklands London Representative Sukey Cameron

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 08:52 UTC

    Decisive debates in Commons for Theresa May and Brexit

    Mrs May said: “We must think about the message Parliament will send to the European Union this week.”

    UK prime minsiter Theresa May has appealed to Tory rebels not to undermine her negotiating position with the EU by backing amendments to Brexit legislation made by the Lords. Addressing a meeting of the backbench 1922 committee on Monday ahead of a series of crunch Commons votes, the Prime Minister told MPs to consider the signal that would be sent to Brussels if the Government was defeated.

  • Saturday, April 28th 2018 - 11:17 UTC

    MPs want to speak to Facebook's Zuckerberg following frustrating questioning of his chief technology officer

    “Zuckerberg's right-hand man, Mr. Schroepfer whom we were assured could represent his views, failed to answer many specific and detailed questions”

    UK Members of Parliament have urged Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to speak to them after evidence given by his chief technology officer was deemed unsatisfactory. A parliamentary committee said Mr Schroepfer had failed to fully answer 40 points put to him as part of an inquiry into fake news.

  • Thursday, April 26th 2018 - 09:13 UTC

    PM May on the brink: North Ireland allies warning on an EU customs union

    Brussels diplomats say that, as things stand, the UK would only get a Canada-style deal with EU after Brexit, which would not avoid a return of the Border in Ireland.

    The Democratic Unionist Party has warned UK Prime Minister Theresa May it will bring down her government if Northern Ireland is forced to stay inside the EU customs union and single market after Brexit. The renewed threat comes ahead of a vote by British MPs, pushed for by pro-EU parliamentarians, seeking to keep UK customs union membership.

  • Thursday, April 26th 2018 - 09:04 UTC

    UK could consider an extension of Brexit talks if Parliament rejects withdrawal deal

    Davis pointed out that all EU member states would have to give their approval before the Article 50 process could be extended.

    Brexit Secretary David Davis has suggested the UK government could consider asking for Brexit negotiations to be extended if Parliament votes down the withdrawal deal later this year. Speaking to the Exiting the EU Committee on Wednesday, Davis conceded that it would not be impossible to prolong Article 50 negotiations, having previously said that the deal would “fall” if MPs vote it down.

  • Monday, October 30th 2017 - 06:52 UTC

    Falklands and Bermuda governments fund their governors' uniforms

    Falklands' governor Nigel Phillips, CBE, in full uniform when the recent taking oath ceremony in Stanley before the elected Members of the Legislative Assembly

    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.”

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