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UK did not need to clear Premier Meade’s Ecuador Statement on Decolonisation

His Excellency the Governor of Montserrat Adrian Davis, said Friday that the United Kingdom Government, “would not expect in general that statements made by the Government of Montserrat would be cleared with the UK Government.”

The Governor was reacting to Opposition Leader Romeo’s statement in his filed Motion of No Confidence which said: “…the Premier’s statement that he was “also certain that the UK supports our stance” indicates that while he had no discussions with this honourable House, he evidently did seek and obtain the views of HMG, which led him to conclude that he had the support of the UK.”

The Governor had told Romeo prior to the statement , “…make it completely clear that the Premier did not consult with the UK Government before making his statement in Quito…”

At his monthly press conference on June 13 responding to questions surrounding the Premier’s statements in Ecuador, said: “the position of the UK on self-determination is that they will “respect the rights of the people in any Overseas Territory as expressed in a referendum.”

These exchanges were direct result of  Premier Meade telling the UN Decolonisatioin Committee that the people of Montserrat see themselves as part of the UK family by choice and recommended that the island be removed from their “list of non-self-governing countries, within their Decolonisation discussions…”I am also certain that the UK supports our stance, he had said.

Governor Davis said in last Wednesday’s monthly press briefing that the position of the UK on self determination is that they will “respect the rights of the people in any Overseas Territory as expressed in a referendum.”

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His Excellency the Governor of Montserrat Adrian Davis, said Friday that the United Kingdom Government, “would not expect in general that statements made by the Government of Montserrat would be cleared with the UK Government.”

The Governor was reacting to Opposition Leader Romeo’s statement in his filed Motion of No Confidence which said: “…the Premier’s statement that he was “also certain that the UK supports our stance” indicates that while he had no discussions with this honourable House, he evidently did seek and obtain the views of HMG, which led him to conclude that he had the support of the UK.”

The Governor had told Romeo prior to the statement , “…make it completely clear that the Premier did not consult with the UK Government before making his statement in Quito…”

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At his monthly press conference on June 13 responding to questions surrounding the Premier’s statements in Ecuador, said: “the position of the UK on self-determination is that they will “respect the rights of the people in any Overseas Territory as expressed in a referendum.”

These exchanges were direct result of  Premier Meade telling the UN Decolonisatioin Committee that the people of Montserrat see themselves as part of the UK family by choice and recommended that the island be removed from their “list of non-self-governing countries, within their Decolonisation discussions…”I am also certain that the UK supports our stance, he had said.

Governor Davis said in last Wednesday’s monthly press briefing that the position of the UK on self determination is that they will “respect the rights of the people in any Overseas Territory as expressed in a referendum.”