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Light aircraft and Land Rovers - a poles apart General Election in the Falkland Islands

Wednesday, November 8th 2017 - 16:10 UTC
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Commitment to democracy is deep seated in the Falkland Islands. The experience of invasion, occupation and liberation in 1982 makes us all acutely aware of the importance of freedom and self-determination, and continues to inspire generations both old and new to value the right to choose our Government. Read full article

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  • Brit Bob

    Argentine Foreign Minister Malcorra said that historically the Argentine position was not to acknowledge for this case in particular the “self determination of peoples”, because 'kelpers' (Falkland Islanders) are a transplanted population, not aborigine (MercoPress 10 Nov 2016)..

    Hm. Let's see: Falklands – Implanted Population:
    https://www.academia.edu/30505159/Falklands_Implanted_Population

    Nov 09th, 2017 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberato

    uh in that “document” you linked there is no mention for self determination to the Malvina's case but to Anguila, the British Virgin Islands, the American Virgin Islands, and Turks and Caicos.
    And let me remind you the Malvinas islands remain one of the territories still in the UN process of decolonization waiting the UK and Argentina to negotiate to end the sovereignty dispute.

    Nov 09th, 2017 - 04:49 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Clyde15

    Liberato

    You are going to have a LONG wait....until Hell freezes. There is no Malvinas case...a figment of your imagination.

    Nov 09th, 2017 - 05:47 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Swede

    The people of the Falkland Islands are not more an “implanted population” than any other people in the “new world”. Most Argentines are also of European origin. And in the Falklands there was no indigenous people which was suppressed or outnumbered by the immigrants.

    Nov 09th, 2017 - 10:03 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Pete Bog

    @Liberato

    “process of decolonization”

    Do you understand what decolonisation actually means?

    The C24's remit is to Implement the Granting of independence to Colonial Peoples. Transferring the Falkland Islands to Argentina isn't granting the Islanders independence.

    The United Nations also rule that a colony may be an ex colony by association with another country.

    The UK cannot negotiate with Argentina because it is in Argentina's constitution that the Falkland Islands are theirs. Therefore Britain's negotiating stance has to reflect the Falkland Islands constitution which states that they have the right to self determination.

    This cannot lead to 'negotiation' until both sides concede something. Therefore until they do, there will be stalemate.

    So, the only way that Argentina can pursue its imperialist ambitions is to illegally invade the Falklands and remove the British defence forces.

    Your countries politicians are simply too stupid to see that the best way to achieve the goal of getting the Falklands transferred to it, is to persuade the Falkland Islanders that Argentine sovereignty would give them a better, more prosperous life than the FIG can offer.

    The fact that 41 million people cannot persuade just over 3000 people to join them speaks volumes.

    Nov 11th, 2017 - 11:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jolene

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Posted 6 days ago - Link - Report abuse 0

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