The Falklands government Office in London, FIGO, has sent congratulations to the new UK Secretary of State for Defense, Grant Shapps, a staunch supporter of the Falkland Islands and its right to self determination and to decide on its future.
Grant Shapps, one of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s staunchest Cabinet allies, was named U.K. Defense Secretary on Thursday as Sunak began a Cabinet reshuffle ahead of a general election that is expected to take place next year. The move came after Ben Wallace formally submitted his resignation earlier in the day, honoring a promise made last month.
UK drivers have been hit with the largest weekly rise in fuel prices in more than a year as the Energy Secretary claimed households are being overcharged. Prices at the pump have risen for three straight weeks as oil production cuts by Russia and Saudi Arabia drive up wholesale prices.
New figures published this week show the UK did not import any Russian gas in the 12 months to the end of March 2023, while UK gas exports to Europe tripled over the same period. The UK has gone a whole year without importing any Russian gas - a boost for the country’s energy security and a blow to Putin’s war machine.
Last week, on 15 August, the UK launched a new maritime strategy that sets out how the UK will enhance its capabilities in technology, innovation, and cyber security.
The United Kingdom has announced all-new road vehicles in the country will be zero-emission within the next two decades, while charge points are to be the main focus to adapt to the EV revolution.
Health authorities from the United Kingdom have added Sinovac, Sinopharm Beijing and Covaxin to the list of immunizers to be accepted in order to spare incoming travelers a mandatory quarantine.
Britain's government is urging people to return to their offices and workplaces to help the economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, transport minister Grant Shapps said on Friday.
Prime Minister Theresa May has brushed aside calls from rebel Tory MPs to stand aside, insisting that she would carry on providing “calm leadership” at the head of the Government. In her first public appearance since her chaotic party conference speech in Manchester on Wednesday, the Prime Minister said she had the “full support” of her Cabinet.