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Falklands Politics is all about Self Determination!

Falklands politics is very much about the self-determination of the island people and nothing to do with, what is in fact, Argentinian Colonialism and it is about time the world accepted the correct situation.

Falklands sword rattling by Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has nothing to do with the Argentinian claim over the Falkland Islands, which is false and everything to do with electioneering at home


Mrs Kirchner – President of Argentina

So then, let us get this straight, the islands were named the Falklands in 1690 after Admiralty Commissioner John Cary, 5th Viscount of Falklands, in the Mid 1700s the Falklands were run by the French and then the Spanish with West Falklands  being run by the British. We were kicked out by the Spanish in 1770 but left a plaque asserting our  continued territorial claims and when Spain pulled out in 1820 we returned, for nearly 50 years we shared the protection of the islands with Argentina but asked them to leave in 1833, the Argentinians left in peace and no civilians were asked to leave as Kirchner falsely claims.

Further reading 

Argentine national unity was at least nominally established, and a constitution drawn up, in 1853 so you see the British involvement in the Falklands goes back way before Argentina was even established so the claims of the Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner are total rubbish.

Still President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner still pushes her claim on the Falklands and wants immediate talks on sovereignty and of course in the right circumstances she can have them but it is Argentina who are trying to be the colonial power by trying to force Argentinian occupation in the face of total opposition from the islanders. Britain on the other hand believes in self-determination, one of the founding principles of the United Nations, and a referendum has been arranged so that the islanders can vote on the issue!

If the islanders vote to be part of Argentina then Kirchner can have her talks but the result is likely to be 100% against, in which case the Falklands will remain forever British and rightly so, Britain must demand worldwide support for this position.

Further reading

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