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United Kingdom
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.

Thursday, April 7th 2016 - 08:49 UTC

Britain's choice: economic security with the EU, or a leap into the dark

Leaving the single market would also hit our service industries hard – and this is where our economy faces the biggest risk.

By PM David Cameron - Prime Minister David Cameron wrote an article on the UK's economic security within the EU for The Telegraph. Imagine a world where a British airline wasn’t allowed to fly between Rome and Paris; where British farmers were slapped with a tariff if they wanted to export more beef to Europe; and where great British telecoms companies and car manufacturers faced new barriers when trying to sell their goods and services to customers in Europe.

Tuesday, April 5th 2016 - 17:54 UTC

Gibraltar and Falkland Islands governments joint statement on Spain and Argentina comments

“The two Foreign Ministers have displayed a remarkable lack of knowledge about the complexities and the differences between Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands”

Gibraltar and Falkland Islands flatly deny any “colonial situations” as was referred to by the foreign ministers of Spain and Argentina, and regret profoundly that two large countries with democratic credentials “seek to gang up to bully two very small territories and in the process completely ignore the right of their people to choose what they want to be”.

Monday, April 4th 2016 - 04:20 UTC

Argentine Army reiterates its commitment to the Malvinas cause on invasion anniversary

“April 2, 1982 is an unforgettable date in the glorious history of the homeland,” said Suñer, calling it the “anniversary of the recovery” of the Islands.<br />

Argentina’s Army Chief Diego Luis Suner said on Saturday that the “Malvinas cause” continues to be a “national, standing and inalienable objective” of the Argentine people. The statement was made on the 34th anniversary of the South Atlantic conflict that was triggered by the Argentine military invasion of the Falklands in 1982.

Monday, April 4th 2016 - 04:04 UTC

Macri's ministers pledge not a single day rest in the fight for Malvinas sovereignty

“This is my first experience with these such solemn events and I can't but feel but highly emotional” admitted minister Frigerio

”There's not going to be a single day in the four years of (President Mauricio Macri) government in which we will not continue to fight for our rights in the South Atlantic”, said Argentine Interior minister Rogelio Frigerio during the April 2 commemoration of Malvinas war veteran and Fallen Day in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego.

Sunday, April 3rd 2016 - 06:56 UTC

“Falklands remains well protected” says MoD brushing aside London media claims

The United Kingdom Ministry of Defense (MoD) has rubbished claims that the Falkland Islands have been left without protection, due to the absence of a British warship (frigate or destroyer) permanently based in the south Atlantic. The MoD defended itself following reports that the Falkland Islands were “without the protection of a British frigate or destroyer for the first time since the conflict in 1982”.

Sunday, April 3rd 2016 - 06:50 UTC

Malvinas remain “inexorably Argentine” says Macri on invasion anniversary

The Malvinas Islands remain “inexorably Argentine” said president Mauricio Macri in a message in the social networks aired following the tribute to the Malvinas war veterans at the cenotaph in central Buenos Aires and later meeting with officers and veterans at the Olivos residence.

Sunday, April 3rd 2016 - 06:32 UTC

Falklands hospitality praised by stranded Argentine runners

Falkland Islands provided twenty five Argentine nationals with humanitarian aid (food, warmth and shelter) following the announcement of a week long delay to their return flight to Chile. The group was made up of marathon runners and associates who came to the Islands on March 19 and participated in the Sunday Standard Chartered bank Stanley Marathon. The competition was won by Argentine athlete Rafael Lencina in record time.

Saturday, April 2nd 2016 - 07:36 UTC

Fallon celebrates the Defense budget increase, 'for the first time in six years'

“A major milestone for Defense with our budget increasing for the first time in six years in real terms”, said Secretary Michael Fallon.

United Kingdom Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said that April first marks the beginning of a new financial year, but above all a remarkable turnaround: “a major milestone for Defense with our budget increasing for the first time in six years in real terms”.

Friday, April 1st 2016 - 07:44 UTC

UK at Chile's Air and Space Fair offering a significant range of defense products

This significant UK presence reflects the strong commitment that UK companies have to Chile, the Armed Forces and the region.

Partnership, disaster relief, industrial cooperation and innovation are the main UK themes as UK companies exhibit a range of world beating defense capabilities at Chile's FIDAE 2016, some attending for the first time, others as a result of having exhibited at a successful FIDAE 2014.

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