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Argüello insists: Falklands ‘lives off MPA and the British Antarctic Survey’

Monday, October 17th 2011 - 04:09 UTC
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The Argentine ambassador says London ‘hides’ real info and Falklands’ stats are non available The Argentine ambassador says London ‘hides’ real info and Falklands’ stats are non available

Argentine representative before United Nations Jorge Argüello insisted in a public statement that ”be it not for the aid from London, the Falkland Islands could under no concept subsist without its natural continent, South America”.

Argüello added that the British government “hides information in London to the Europeans in Brussels and to the rest of the world”.

His statements follow on a Twitter reply from the elected government of the Falkland Islands that said: “Jorge Arguello with some poorly researched comments. Bar defence we are self sufficient. No UK payments are received. We deal in facts”.

Last Thursday addressing an audience at the top Mexican University UNAM, Ambassador Argüello had stated in reference to the Falklands that “England knows that if it cuts the social assistance and employment budget of the (Falkland) Islands as it has done with other (British) citizens, it will lead to the emigration to Argentina or South America, where the opposite thing is happening”.

Insisting with his original statements Argüello said that the main stats on demography, labour, employment, immigration, trade and in most issues in the Falklands/Malvinas are “unavailable”.

“This confidentiality is not certainly because of any threat from South America to its inhabitants, but rather because they want to dissimulate before the English people and in Europe that the majority of working-age people in the Islands are directly or indirectly supported by London”, underlined ambassador Argüello.

The Argentine representative claimed that “the only hospital in the Islands and the only international airport are financed by the Ministry of Defence in London.

He added that the majority of the Falkland Islands population “depends from the expenses and consumption of the military base and the British Antarctic Survey” the official office in London with competence over “the British interests in Antarctica”.

Finally Argüello said that the British Crown is committed to make the English people believe that the Falkland Islanders do not depend economically from the metropolis as a way “to dissimulate the costs of artificially sustaining its strategic position in the South Atlantic”.
 

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  • MichaelLocke

    This is almost as stupid as when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed Europe was stealing Iran's rain.

    Oct 17th, 2011 - 04:50 am 0
  • Beef

    Ah, when you are in a hole you might as well carry on digging. Sounds like someone has realized he has fucked up.

    Oct 17th, 2011 - 06:13 am 0
  • Braedon

    thing is the info he claims is “unavailable” is easily accessed on sites like the official Falklands government site and the CIA world fact book as well as all the surveys and censuses referenced.

    seriously it takes like two seconds to find the info, which i suspect the arch clown is aware of, and is now just hoping the islander government doesn't bother making people aware of.

    now where are all those argentines asking how dare the islanders not try to be friends with argentina? and asking what argentina does to deserve the contempt it gets?

    what is also interesting is that he projects his own government's desire to cover up the facts from citizens on the UK in a painfully transparent attempt to justify his own worthless country's delusions.

    when even north korea makes you look bad in terms of propaganda and nationalistic delusions, you know your country has messed up bad.

    Oct 17th, 2011 - 06:57 am 0
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