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Labour manifesto expected to strongly support Falklands' right to self determination

Saturday, April 29th 2017 - 09:10 UTC
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Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry has strongly suggested that the Labour manifesto, to be launched on 15 May, will make clear that the disputed Falkland Islands will remain British for as long as those living there want to be, according to Politics Home Read full article


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  • R. Ben Madison

    They say necessity is the mother of invention. Corbyn is desperate, and has desperately seized on a good idea.

    Apr 29th, 2017 - 03:04 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • golfcronie

    He could not say anything else, it would be political suicide to say otherwise.

    Apr 29th, 2017 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Markič

    “There has to be a discussion about how we can bring about some reasonable accommodation with Argentina.“

    Argentina can be ”reasonably accommodated” through the proficient application of a single sea-launched cruise missile.

    Apr 29th, 2017 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • downunder

    “There has to be a discussion about how we can bring about some reasonable accommodation with Argentina.”

    That is a contradiction, when was the last time that Argentina behaved reasonably when dealing with the Falklands?

    Apr 30th, 2017 - 11:22 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Pete Bog

    “Britain’s overseas territories are a fundamental part of our national history and Labour will always stand up for the rights, interests and self-determination of their citizens, whether that means protecting the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands against anyone who would seek to challenge it, or supporting the right of the Chagos Islanders to return to their homelands in Diego Garcia.”

    The Chagossians would settle for any of the Islands in their homeland, but essentially spot on.

    All British people from British Overseas Territories should have the right to live in their homeland, including the Chagossians who want to stay British. A good way of making sure Mauritius go and do one.

    Apr 30th, 2017 - 08:36 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • R. Ben Madison

    Using Argentine logic, I don't see how Argentina could possibly have any legitimate say in its own affairs, seeing as how the population of Argentina was illegally planted there by the Spanish.

    May 01st, 2017 - 01:29 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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