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United Kingdom
Friday, October 3rd 2014 - 06:49 UTC

Falklands' lawmakers meet Foreign Secretary Hammond and Defence chief Fallon

MLA Jan Cheek, Hugo Swire, FIG's representative Sukey Cameron and MLA Ian Hansen at the Falklands stand in the Tories conference in Birmingham

The Falkland Islands Government’s stand at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham (28 September to 01 October) was extremely busy with visitors. Situated in a prime location, MLAs Jan Cheek and Ian Hansen and the Falkland Islands Government Representative, Sukey Cameron MBE, were able to meet with a large number of delegates, including MPs and Parliamentary Candidates.

Friday, October 3rd 2014 - 06:38 UTC

Bank of England wants new powers to prevent a housing 'boom and bust'

Osborne promised that the Bank's powers to “recommend” would be beefed up to powers to “direct”, in order to prevent a dangerous bubble developing.

The Bank of England has asked formally for new powers to prevent a housing boom and bust. Under the powers, the Bank would be able to limit how much people can borrow to buy a home, according to their financial circumstances.

Monday, September 29th 2014 - 22:26 UTC

Ambassador Castro thanks British unions for support in 'vulture funds' and Malvinas disputes

Ambassador Castro addressing the UK Communication Workers Union’s (CWU) Annual Women’s Congress, held last Saturday in Leeds.

In a speech delivered to over three hundred trade union delegates, Argentine ambassador in London Alicia Castro thanked the British unions for their support in fighting the 'vulture funds' and in backing the call for dialogue on the question of the Falklands/Malvinas, while praising progress made by Argentina regarding the role of women.

Monday, September 29th 2014 - 08:25 UTC

UK far right party gaining ground into conservative turf

“People feel ignored, taken for granted, over-taxed, over-regulated, ripped off and lied to,” said MP Reckless who joined the UKIP.

A lawmaker from Britain’s ruling Conservative party defected to the anti-EU United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), dealing a blow to Prime Minister David Cameron on the eve of his party’s annual conference.

Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 08:32 UTC

UK Parliament approves air strikes against Islamic State extremists

PM Cameron told MPs that intervention on request of the Iraqi government was “morally justified” to combat a “brutal terrorist organization” and lawful.

The UK Parliament has backed British participation in air strikes against Islamic State extremists in Iraq. After a seven-hour debate, MPs voted for military action by 524 votes to 43. Bombing could start as early as Sunday according to defense sources.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 06:41 UTC

It's unofficial, but the Queen 'purred' with happiness with the Scotland result

The words belong to PM Cameron while talking with Michael Bloomberg in New York

Britain's monarch is famously above politics, but Prime Minister David Cameron was overheard saying Queen Elizabeth had “purred” with happiness when he phoned her to inform her Scotland had voted to reject independence.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 06:19 UTC

Falklands and 'holdouts' in Argentine lawmakers coming visit to London

Senator Ruperto Godoy and Ricrdo Carmona will be heading the group scheduled for the official visit next October.

A group of Argentine lawmakers will be travelling next month to the UK, on an official visit to meet with British officials and members of Parliament, a trip which has been described as 'historic' because it is a 'first time' since the end of the South Atlantic conflict such an invitation is extended.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 04:55 UTC

Former PM Gordon Brown puts a date for Scotland reforms: 25 January

“The eyes of the world have been upon us and now I think the eyes of the world are upon the leaders of the major parties in the United Kingdom,” said Brown

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown told British leaders that they must honor their promise to grant further powers to Scotland after voters backed staying in the United Kingdom in an independence referendum.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 04:30 UTC

Scottish lessons for the Falklands

Scotland, offers an opportunity to make important reflections and reach a conclusion regarding how to address the issues of Malvinas, argues Petrella

By Fernando Petrella - The dispute over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands is unique. But Argentines can still draw lessons from the way Britain averted the prospect of Scottish independence.

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 08:03 UTC

Gibraltar governor supports deployment of large UK naval vessel to patrol territorial waters

Sir James said deployment of an offshore vessel would strengthen the Royal Navy’s ability to patrol British waters and stay at sea for longer periods of time.

Gibraltar Governor Sir James Dutton has publicly voiced strong support for the deployment of a larger British naval vessel to patrol Gibraltar’s territorial waters.
Sir James, a retired Royal Marine with a distinguished military record, said such a move would send “a really valuable message” in the face of persistent incursions by Spanish state vessels.


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