12 October, 2009
What Does It All Mean for
Anguilla? It looks as if we have a new British Minister for the Overseas Territories. Chris Bryant has announced on Twitter even before Downing Street put out the news that he has been promoted from being junior Foreign Office minister to be the new Europe Minister. He replaces Lady Glenys Kinnock who is swapping places with him. Lady Kinnock now takes on responsibility for Africa, South America, Australasia and the Pacific, Consular policy, the Olympics, Protocol, Human Resources and Diversity, as well as Central America and the Caribbean.
Lady Glenys Kinnock and Chris Bryant
Bryant has been very hand-on with regard to the three
Overseas Territories that are deeply in debt, Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands, and Anguilla. At least he sits in the House of Commons where the real power resides. Now, we shall be responsible to a member of the House of Lords who are all either nominated or hereditary .
Besides, with all the other responsibilities, where will she find the time to attend to
Let us hope she has some very efficient permanent secretaries.