The Scottish Parliament voted against British Prime Minister Theresa May’s landmark Brexit legislation, setting up a potential constitutional crisis and further complicating the path to an orderly departure. Lawmakers in Edinburgh voted 93-30 to withhold consent for the EU withdrawal bill. The U.K. can disregard the vote, but it would be the first time London asserts its dominance over the regional parliament.
A majority of Welsh assembly members have given their consent to a controversial Brexit bill. It follows the UK and Welsh governments reaching agreement on changes to the EU Withdrawal Bill after months of talks. Labour, Welsh Conservative and UKIP AMs supported the Welsh Government's position in a heated debate on Tuesday, while Plaid Cymru opposed the move.
Catalan MPs have elected a fervent separatist as the new chief of the region, ending a leadership vacuum of more than six months and setting the scene for more confrontations with the Spanish government. Quim Torra, 55, a former corporate lawyer who went on to lead a prominent pro-secession group, vowed to build an independent Catalan republic by working under the leadership of his fugitive predecessor, Carles Puigdemont.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is expected next week in Argentina for a G20 ministerial meeting and, according to Buenos Aires media, normally well informed, he is scheduled to attend a homage to the fallen in the South Atlantic conflict. This would take place in the framework of the new constructive positive turn for Argentine/UK bilateral relations, which includes cooperation in several fields.
Thomson Reuters, which operates trading systems for financial institutions around the world, is moving its foreign exchange derivatives trading business to Dublin from London. The company said it was moving so that post-Brexit it would still be regulated by European Union rules and could continue to sell into the EU.
The Royal Falkland Islands Police would like to inform the public that, on the evening of Monday 14 May 2018, an arrest was made at Mount Pleasant Complex in connection with the possession of controlled drugs.
On Thursday 17 May, Cunard’s flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 returns to her homeport of New York for her 2018 Transatlantic Season. Following another successful World Cruise season, QM2 will resume her regularly-scheduled service across the Atlantic, a route that began 178 years ago.
In a few days, India's Navy INSV Tarini and the six women officers manning it, will arrive at Goa's shores, marking the successful completion of the first-ever circumnavigation by a crew of Indian women. One of its four calls was in the Falkland Islands.
From Friday 11 May to Sunday 13 May 2018, Members of the Falkland Islands elected Legislative Assembly visited West Falkland to give a series of presentations on The Islands Plan 2018 – 2022.
”We would be delighted to have a normal, friendly relationship with all our neighbors, to freely trade with, work with and discuss things of mutual benefit” said Falkland Islands lawmaker MLA Roger Edwards at the UN Decolonization 2018 Pacific Regional Seminar held in Grenada last week. But, he added, “instead, we are not recognized or accepted as a people in our own right”, by Argentina.