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CoI: UK dirty but using 'sledgehammer to kill a fly’ in OTs- Robert C. Hall

-calls out British Gov't for not following the same rules they impose on others
Former Speaker of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) House of Assembly, Mr Robert C. Hall has called out the double standards of the UK for not "cleaning their house,” yet going to extremes measures to clean house in UK Overseas Territories (OTs). Photo: Facebook
Appearing as a virtual guest on the October 14, 2021, edition of the Honestly Speaking show moderated by Claude O. Skelton-Cline, Mr Hall, who is also a former TCI Minister of Government said it is a typical duplicitous nature of UK Governments to not abide by the same rules and standards they hold others against. Photo: Facebook/File
Appearing as a virtual guest on the October 14, 2021, edition of the Honestly Speaking show moderated by Claude O. Skelton-Cline, Mr Hall, who is also a former TCI Minister of Government said it is a typical duplicitous nature of UK Governments to not abide by the same rules and standards they hold others against. Photo: Facebook/File
Meanwhile, with the fifth-highest COVID-19 death toll to date in the world, UK Prime Minister (UK) Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson ‘aka ‘Boris’ has resisted calls for an immediate inquiry into his Government’s handling of COVID-19 to focus more on the pandemic, even as the very government is carrying out a COI into the Virgin Islands. Photo: Internet Source
Meanwhile, with the fifth-highest COVID-19 death toll to date in the world, UK Prime Minister (UK) Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson ‘aka ‘Boris’ has resisted calls for an immediate inquiry into his Government’s handling of COVID-19 to focus more on the pandemic, even as the very government is carrying out a COI into the Virgin Islands. Photo: Internet Source
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI –Former Speaker of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) House of Assembly, Mr Robert C. Hall has called out the double standards of the UK for not "cleaning their house,” yet going to extremes measures to sort 'the house' of UK Overseas Territories (OTs).

Appearing as a virtual guest on the October 14, 2021, edition of the Honestly Speaking show moderated by Claude O. Skelton-Cline, Mr Hall, who is also a former TCI Minister of Government said it is a typical duplicitous nature of UK Governments to not abide by the same rules and standards they hold others against.

Spotlight placed on UK double standards

“The thing is, as usual, the British… they do not sweep around their own door first and then so often they tend to use a sledgehammer to kill a fly,” outside of the UK. 

He said the scenario is part of the unequal treatment the British impose on their overseas territories. “When it's convenient they talk about a partnership, but if ever there is a one-sided partnership, it is that relationship as I see… that the British has with the overseas territory,” he said. 

According to Mr Hall, the UK only boasts of its relationship with the OTs when it is beneficial.

“They are proud to boast about their diversity including, of course, the Overseas Territory and its various assets [such as] beaches, waters, etc… but I say again, it is a very one-sided relationship,” Hall related.

Meanwhile, with the fifth-highest COVID-19 death toll to date in the world, UK Prime Minister (UK) Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson ‘aka ‘Boris’ has resisted calls for an immediate inquiry into his Government’s handling of COVID-19 to focus more on the pandemic, even as the very government is carrying out a COI into the Virgin Islands. 

UK holding others to standards they won’t follow   

Young Virgin Islander and Silk Legal Attorney-at-Law, Mr Daniel F. Davies while appearing on the May 4, 2021, edition of the ‘Honestly Speaking’ further illustrated the duplicitous nature of the UK.

He said if a CoI now, is not the right time in the UK, it cannot be right to execute one on the Virgin Islands that is facing the same pandemic.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CoI was announced by embattled ex-governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert, who was accused of trying to bully the democratically elected government headed by Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and causing a strain in the relationship between government and the electorate.

16 Responses to “CoI: UK dirty but using 'sledgehammer to kill a fly’ in OTs- Robert C. Hall”

  • Struors... (18/10/2021, 11:34) Like (62) Dislike (85) Reply
    Isn't Turks doing much better now? ...Go sit down...Heap a nonsense... We appreciate the COI. They open up our Eyes to things we would have never in our wildest dream believe happening here.
    • Blindman (18/10/2021, 12:02) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      ,@struots you heard the saying what the eye dont see the heart wont grieve.
      • Reply (18/10/2021, 14:27) Like (66) Dislike (28) Reply
        these uncle toms going be sad when the slave master takes over
        • @Reply (18/10/2021, 17:19) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
          I hate to say this mannnn but shut the F%#^ up already. Slave master my … I was under the impression that the BVI already have a SON OF THE SOIL BLACK SLAVE MASTER. AM I WRONG?
    • Target (18/10/2021, 12:46) Like (26) Dislike (49) Reply
      This guy is just mad that those Misick guys got busted. Move along. Nothing to see here.
  • cgb (18/10/2021, 14:09) Like (28) Dislike (1) Reply
    You all just vex the cookie jar run out
  • qc (18/10/2021, 14:28) Like (66) Dislike (33) Reply
    KEEP FIGHTING THE RACIST UK CLAUDE
    • traveller (18/10/2021, 15:38) Like (29) Dislike (43) Reply
      I’ve gone to England a few times. To be honest I see more racism here than there. People there won’t get away with the nasty things said here.
      • @traveller (18/10/2021, 17:27) Like (14) Dislike (43) Reply
        100% TRUE. There is a lot of racism going on in the BVI AGAINST EACH OTHER.
    • @qc (18/10/2021, 17:34) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
      A fight he will never win. Racist or not, the UK own the BVI. The only way we won’t have any connection with the UK is if we go independent, which is not happening or the Queen tosses the BVI to the curb.
  • Reporter (18/10/2021, 16:49) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Interesting. Mr. Hall, Mr. Davies, CSC , et. al…have the rights to share their personal opinion. The fact is that the CoI is ongoing and it is just an inquiry. When the process is completed and the findings are made known, then might be a better time to make the comparison between the UK and the BVI. At this point and time it doesn’t make sense to throw stones.
  • Futuro (18/10/2021, 18:38) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Why they have this man here talking piss ? Let the COI continue, He was one of the abusers of the TCI people. Now he here trying to keep us in the same thing that they were doing the people of the TCI
  • BuzzBvi (18/10/2021, 22:32) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    You know the best thing about this blog is that it has finally realised that the VI is a territory of the UK. It is therefore controlled by the UK. It is the UK and under the UK. Present power crazd folk have forgotten that or would prefer it was not so. But there actually is a reality. Go for independence and that will not be so. Stay with the UK and like Turk and Caic it will sooon be a better place.
  • yeah (19/10/2021, 01:21) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    You must admit his “using a sledgehammer to kill a fly” analogy was hilarious.
  • @ REPORTER (19/10/2021, 09:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    that was neatly put


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