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Montevideo, July 5th 2022 - 21:57 UTC
Cuba was elected last week vice president of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization, also known as the Committee of the 24, exclusively in charge of promoting a decolonization agenda. Read full article
'Cuba' and 'election'! Now there is a novel concept!
Sounds like a load of anti British crap to me,
c24 needs urgently to be scrapped, the eradication of colonialism in the world. is nothing but raciest against the British, Cuba of all people to tell these people who they can choose and who they cant,
kettle calling to pot black, I believe, no doubt argie bloggers will jump on this, as a sign from the man upstairs that they can claim what they want,
thus I will treat this as it should be treated, and put it in the bin mmmm
LOL Wonderful ... the C-24 was discredited before but this couldn't be better!
Almost as if it had been arranged so that the grown up countries can fully ignore C-24 decisions, although that wouldn't be much of a change.
Now if I was a betting man I'd say that the C-24's funding will be questioned next :-)
The UN official List of Non-Self-Governing Territories includes Anguila, Bermuda, Caiman Islands, Falklands/Malvinas Islands...
No one (other than the kelper idiots) refers to Malvinas as a self-governing territory.
What a ludicrous bunch of clowns you guys are.
Welcome Cuba, lets get this matter resolved... ;-)
From Ban KI Moon's 24th Feb speech to the C-24 - ... Today, 16 Non-Self-Governing Territories remain on the list, awaiting constructive, results-oriented initiatives. On a case-by-case basis, those Territories have to be given the opportunity to exercise their right to self-determination in order to take the interests of their peoples fully into account....
No mention of 'special colonial situations'.
Tha matter WAS resolved ..... in 1833 :-)
Could you post a link to the text you just quoted please?
You're fond of this article because it doesn't refer to Malvinas as a special case.
How exactly does that work in your favor?
”Remaining on the list of Non-Self-Governing Territories are Western Sahara, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)… Etc.
That's all that matters, Malvinas is still on the list of Non-Self-Governing Territories waiting resolution.
Nothing's resolved”, it's your link Redhot, it's right there in black and white.
Believe what you like Martian, the matter was 'resolved' in 1833 ... and that is why Britain, ”has no doubt about its sovereignty'.
What has not been resolved is the timing of the islander's independence ... which is the function of the Decoloization Committee. Not a 'special' case ... just a colonial situation which will be resolved in the islanders favour given sufficient time :-)
It's not what I believe, I didn't tell you what I believe, I quoted from your own link.
The timing? What is the UK waiting for? Argentina dropping its claim? lol
Britain has no doubt about its sovereignty
...just a colonial situation
Yeah, just a colonial situation, that's all. ;-)
And 'colonial situations' end with independence ..... the UN has no other choice !
Perhaps the British might adopt the 'standard' French approach and make these overseas territories full Departements (states/counties/whatever) of the country in question.
In this way the Falkland Islands would have the same rights and protection as, say, Surrey (UK) or Hawaii (USA) - and, like Pearl Harbour, any attack on a part is an attack on the whole.
mmmm this could well be a good idea, [Falklands county] or the county of Falkland, sending an MP to Westminster, pay taxes and get what we all get,
that way if I am correct, an attack on the Falklands, would be a direct attack on great Britain, giving us the right to attack Argentinean mainland.
[Would this be correct[[ GeoffWard (#[[ then we can withdraw most of the military and live in peace, and Argentina would be left in no doubt what would happen if at ant time in the future they tried anything, then they would forget all about the Falklands, and all of their support would just fade away, mmm
Yeah, why don't you try that UK? Now that Argentina is no longer the evil junta dictatorship, after Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela retaliate there will be nothing left of your military.
Little boys playing war-games in their heads, really sad.
Malvinas is already labeled and managed as a full dependency and state of the UK, as you have said... a colonial situation.
#13 Briton, can you imagine the size of the Falklands MP's expenses? It'd put the previous highest travel claimant (Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney & Shetland) in the shade...
The Dutch have just done something similar with their overseas territories and legally there's nothing to stop the islands becoming a 'county' of England. Having said that, looking at the effectiveness of most County Councils it could be a disaster!
The point is though that the British Government have publicly stated that they will support any of the overseas territories becoming independent if the people wish it. They haven't said that about Kent or Warwickshire!
Martian - Argentina hasn't got anything to 'retaliate' with, Brazil is too bright and Venezuela is all talk! And as I said 'colonial situations' according to the UN should have only ONE solution. Although the UN accepted the Dutch rearrangement as it had accepted the French system. What they have NEVER done is force the handover of territory to another State against the wishes of the people of that territory.
So dream on!
what about a large screen, using live pictures,
can you imagine Argentina attacking Kent,
as for the councils, you are of course correct, but admittedly they would only have 3,000 tenants, would they receive more from the government than the taxes,
but then again, as Argentina has no intention of coming anywhere near the islands again, things will be ok as they are,
thanks guys .
Why are Argentines looking at the c24 commitee to resolve it's claim?
De-colonization simply will result in independence of the Falkland Islands.
The c24 is powerless when ot comes to resolving sovereignty issues, so why does Argentina hold this commitee with such importance? Fact is the c24 is outdated & pointless and should be scrapped.
I think you'll find that most BOT would not support full integration as funnily enough it would lead to less self-government than they currently enjoy. And it would lead to more EU interference.
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