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Cameron reaffirms support for Falkland Islanders, ‘in the past and so in the future’

Thursday, June 14th 2012 - 18:59 UTC
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“The generations have called the Falklands home”, said PM Cameron “The generations have called the Falklands home”, said PM Cameron

“Our resolve to support the Falkland Islanders has not wavered in the last thirty years and it will not in the years ahead”, said British Prime Minister David Cameron in an brief official statement on the 30th anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands, 14 June.

PM Cameron pointed out that for the last 180 years,” ten generations have called the Falkland Islands home and have strived hard to secure a prosperous future for their children, despite the aggressive threats from over the water, they are succeeding”.

The full release from 10 Downing Street:

“Today’s thirtieth anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands is an opportunity to remember all those who lost their lives in the conflict and to look forward to what the future holds for the Falklands.

“It’s a time to pay tribute to the 255 UK servicemen who paid the ultimate price so that the people of the Falkland Islands could live in peace and in freedom. And it’s a time to express our huge debt of gratitude to all those servicemen who showed such astonishing courage to recapture the Islands. Their bravery reminds us that freedom is only won, and peace is only kept, because there are exceptionally brave people willing to journey to the other side of the world to lay their lives on the line.

“Our resolve to support the Falkland Islanders has not wavered in the last thirty years and it will not in the years ahead. For the last 180 years, ten generations have called the Falkland Islands home and have strived hard to secure a prosperous future for their children. And despite the aggressive threats from over the water, they are succeeding. The Falklands economy is growing, the fishing industry is thriving and tourism is flourishing. Next year’s referendum will establish the definitive choice of the Falkland Islanders once and for all. And just as we have stood up for the Falkland Islanders in the past, so we will in the future.”

 

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  • PirateLove

    Here, Here...

    G.S.T.Q

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 07:11 pm 0
  • Tabutos

    good show DC !

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 07:12 pm 0
  • Britworker

    Its got to be a little disheartening for the argies knowing that all their hard work over the last 12 months has not made a blind bit of difference and we dont give a damn about what they say, do or think.

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 07:39 pm 0
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