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

Friday, April 8th 2016 - 05:07 UTC
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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. Read full article

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  • Pete Bog

    “it would also raise the spectre of British imperialism ”

    Good point Andrew, note how most people with a fixation and criticism of British Imperialism (that they cannot see, finished out a long time ago) suggest actions that themselves are Imperialist-case in point-Spain, Argentina and now Corbyn -in theory anti-Imperialist but in reality, seeking the anti-democratic Imperialist subjugation of BOTs.

    Apr 08th, 2016 - 10:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • falklandlad

    Well put Mr Rosindell. Thank you.

    Apr 08th, 2016 - 11:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Livepeanuts

    Excellent, the UK has many different parts which go back in to remote pasts and have evolved in their own way, and the rule of the politicians in London would be not welcome directly on most parts of the British populations even in Great Britain.
    However it is also important that we find ways of bringing all the different opinions to one place in order for our complex nation to advance in to the future with the consensus from every one of those parts, and to find agreed ways in which the whole nation can be stronger and continue to prosper.
    We should all see ourselves as part of the same nation for the benefit of the same nation. In this context it is hard to believe for instance that some parts seemed to be siding recently with Argentina!
    We must develop a patriotism and unite more, specially if we are to manage one day the vast resources of Antarctica and make sure that after all the work put in by our forefathers to give us the relative prosperity and freedom which we have now, we don't give it all away to other Europeans because we weren't prepared or intelligent enough to unite and defend what is ours.

    Apr 08th, 2016 - 11:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pontefractious

    It is of course possible that the Mossack Fonseca papers containing so many references to BVI is a coincidence or otherwise explainable, but it is hard to believe that so much was going on right under the noses of the BVI regulators without them knowing anything about it. I agree that direct rule would be going overboard, but I do think that some kind of action, such as having a top rated accounting firm do a review of the BVI regulators, would help to clarify matters. Right now most people have the impression that BVI is as big a den of vice as Panama. That, if untrue, needs to be corrected and if true needs to be fixed and to be seen to be fixed.

    Apr 08th, 2016 - 01:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Good post mates.

    Apr 08th, 2016 - 07:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin Woodhead

    well if they ate found guilty they can join the Turks and Caicos islands on the naughty step till things are resolved.

    Apr 09th, 2016 - 09:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Better than smacking them, I suppose.

    Apr 09th, 2016 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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