Tag: William Hague

William Hague
Tuesday, September 13th 2016 - 07:08 UTC

Ex PM Cameron “after a long and hard thought” resigns as a Member of Parliament

Cameron opposed the so-called “Brexit,” and campaigned for Britain to remain in the E.U. He informed Prime Minister May of his decision Monday afternoon.

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Monday that he is stepping down as a member of Parliament, just months after leaving 10 Downing Street. Cameron, a member of the Conservative Party, stepped down as prime minister in July after the United Kingdom voted in a June referendum to leave the European Union, saying the country needed new leadership.

Thursday, June 9th 2016 - 08:29 UTC

Lord Hague warns Brexit could put at risk Falklands' sovereignty and cautions about UK “disintegration”

“The guaranteed solidarity of 28 nations, including those with strong historic links to Latin America, over British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands would be lost”.

Former foreign secretary William Hague said that if Britain votes to leave the European Union, the Falkland Islands sovereignty could be put at risk, while Gibraltar would left in a very difficult position. The statement was published this week by The Telegraph in an article under the heading: “Brexit would put the Falkland Islands' sovereignty at risk”

Wednesday, May 11th 2016 - 08:58 UTC

Falklands' defense controversy surfaces following Hague's column in support of Remain

“Remove the obligations to Britain in the European treaties, and a future troublesome president will sense the chance to be bolder”, argued Hague

Brexit campaigners have hit out at former foreign secretary William Hague after he claimed the Falkland Islands could fall to Argentina if the UK votes to quit the EU. In comments “rubbished” as scaremongering by Leave campaigners, Mr. Hague warned of an uncertain future for Falkland Islanders.

Tuesday, May 10th 2016 - 06:18 UTC

Leaving the EU would be disastrous for the Falklands, Gibraltar and Ulster

“If you were born in Yorkshire, like me, being British is effortless”, writes former Foreign Secretary William Hague

By William Hague - Among the most inspiring experiences of my time in politics was meeting people who, in spite of great pressure to the contrary, chose to be British.

Wednesday, September 9th 2015 - 06:31 UTC

Don't Be Fooled by Dialogue -- Argentina Only Wants One Answer to 'the Falklands Question'

'Falklands government has previously worked alongside the government of Argentina, with joint accords on a range of economic issues' said MLA Cheek (Pic NRK)

By Jan Cheek (*) (*) - On Friday 4th, Ms Cecilia Nahón, Argentina Ambassador to the United States, wrote an article for the Huffington Post, titled 'Malvinas: All Argentina Is Saying Is Give Dialogue A Chance.'

Monday, August 24th 2015 - 11:05 UTC

UK reopens embassy in Teheran and Iran in London; initially at chargé d'affairs level

At the ceremony Hammond said the attack in 2011 had been “a low point” but since the election of President Rouhani things had “steadily improved” (BBC pic)

The British embassy in Iran has reopened, nearly four years after it was closed. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond attended a ceremony on Sunday in Teheran with Iranian diplomats to mark the reopening while Iran has also reopened its embassy in London.

Thursday, March 5th 2015 - 06:23 UTC

UK/Latam links have seen 36% rise in trade and investment, says minister

Swire made the statement on receiving Mexican president Peña Nieto on a state visit to UK

Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire underlined the growing links of the United Kingdom with Latin America during the state visit of president Enrique Peña Nieto from Mexico, a country with which he feels a close affinity, and is 'integral to the success of the UK”.

Wednesday, July 16th 2014 - 07:53 UTC

Hammond pledges new relationship with EU, reflecting the concerns of the British people

 “I will work with the Prime Minister and Chancellor to negotiate significant reform in how the European Union works”

Incoming Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond praised his predecessor and promised to lay the ground for “a new relationship between Britain and the EU; one that promotes our national interest and reflects the concerns of the British people”.

Wednesday, July 16th 2014 - 00:59 UTC

Euro-skeptic tainted cabinet with Philip Hammond as Foreign Secretary

The choice of Hammond sends a powerful signal to Britain's European allies

British Prime Minister David Cameron pushed through his biggest government shake-up since coming to power in 2010, promoting Euro-skeptics to senior roles ahead of a national election in May next year, among them former defense minister and prominent Euro-skeptic Philip Hammond.

Tuesday, July 15th 2014 - 06:15 UTC

Hague stepping down as Foreign Secretary; Hammond apparent replacement

Hague “not only has he been a first-class foreign secretary; he has also been a confidant, a wise counselor and a great friend” said PM Cameron

William Hague is stepping down as UK Foreign Secretary, the government said on Monday, as Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffled his cabinet in an apparent attempt to build a winning team for the general election in May next year.


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