UK did not need to clear Premier Meade’s Ecuador Statement on Decolonisation
His Excellency the Governor of Montserrat Adrian Davis, said over the weekend the United Kingdom does not have to authorise statements made by the Government of Montserrat.
Davis was responding to recent reports that the Premier Meade’s May 30th statement in Ecuador requesting that the United Nations remove Montserrat from its Decolonisation list was done with the approval and consent of the UK Government.
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.”
Premier Meade told the UN group 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.”