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“Falklands issue was settled” a generation ago says Labour shadow minister Eagle

Monday, February 1st 2016 - 05:09 UTC
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Mr. Corbyn had anticipated a new “dialogue” was needed over the Falklands, but Ms. Eagle said: ”The Falklands issue was settled when I was at university.” Mr. Corbyn had anticipated a new “dialogue” was needed over the Falklands, but Ms. Eagle said: ”The Falklands issue was settled when I was at university.”
The differences surface with Mr. Corbyn still at odds with much of his shadow cabinet over central policy areas despite a recent reshuffle. The differences surface with Mr. Corbyn still at odds with much of his shadow cabinet over central policy areas despite a recent reshuffle.

The sovereignty of the Falkland Islands was “settled” a generation ago, a Labour shadow business cabinet minister Angela Eagle has said despite her leader calling for a new “dialogue” with Argentina on the matter, according to a report in Sunday's editions of The Telegraph.

 In other words Ms. Eagle dismissed a recent suggestion from opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn that the Islands' status could change, points out the article credited to Ben Riley-Smith.

Where Mr. Corbyn had said a new “dialogue” was needed over the Falklands, Ms Eagle said: “The Falklands issue was settled when I was at university.”

The shadow minister also said Mr. Corbyn’s call for businesses to be barred from paying dividends unless they pay staff the living wage was “not a runner”. The idea had been the centre piece of a recent speech on the economy by the Labour leader.

The differences surface with Mr. Corbyn still at odds with much of his shadow cabinet over central policy areas despite a recent reshuffle.

Moderates around the top table do not support his interventionist economic policies such as quantitative easing and his drive to make the party formally oppose Trident renewal. The same regarding the Falklands and dialogue with Argentina.

Ms. Eagle also declined to rule out running to become leader in the future after speculation spiked following her impressive performances at the dispatch box in Mr. Corbyn’s place, when she was seen to have got the better of George Osborne and was praised for her deadpan wit.

Asked whether she harbors any leadership ambition, Ms Eagle said: “You are not going to draw me on that one”, concludes The Telegraph's piece.

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  • Roger Lorton

    I've been saying it for ages. The matter is settled :-)

    https://falklandstimeline.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/the-bottom-line.pdf

    Feb 01st, 2016 - 05:26 am 0
  • HansNiesund

    When you've lost legally, morally, militarily and politically, all you've got left is grievance. Time Argentina grew up and stopped nursing it.

    Feb 01st, 2016 - 09:20 am 0
  • lsolde

    They cannot ever give up complaining.
    lts in their genes. They have to win ALL the time.
    lt festers inside their head when they lose, like a big boil inside their skull.
    Thats why they will never be a great nation.
    They have no idea how to roll with the punches.
    We've lost a lot of battles but we've won a lot also.
    You will never see an Argentine Empire, they are incapable of it.
    Poor delicate little pansies.

    Feb 01st, 2016 - 09:40 am 0
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