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UK increases funds for South Georgia and the British Antarctic Territory

Wednesday, April 6th 2011 - 15:48 UTC
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The UK Government has announced it is to increase funds for South Georgia and the other UK Overseas Territories. On March 10th the UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague, announced the increase of the Overseas Territories Programme Fund to £7m per year and a special one off payment of £1 million to GSGSSI this year, reports the March edition of South Georgia Newsletter. Read full article

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  • Marcos Alejandro

    “In a statement made on March 10th, William Hague said: “We will continue vigorously to uphold the principle of self-determination”
    British hypocrisy.

    My Island Home - Chagos Islands
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFLhB_SkMIg&feature=fvwrel

    Apr 06th, 2011 - 11:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    Marcos: They were ethnically cleansed. It's illegal and wrong, But a different crime than denying self determination.

    Apr 07th, 2011 - 12:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    Well they are cutting at home but increasing in illegal occupied territories.
    This is a provocation are they looking for a new war?

    Apr 07th, 2011 - 03:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    This is a provocation are they looking for a new war?

    Provocation? praise indeed coming from Argie',trying to destroy the Falklands economy,one thing for sure if there is a war old nico wont be taking part,his type talk big about war,but when push comes to shove he will be hiding behind mummys skirt

    Apr 07th, 2011 - 05:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    1,

    Are you sure? I think it went something like... “We will continue vigorously to uphold the principle of absolute bullshit at the UN, it is imperative that we feed these people garbage so we can steal 5 million km2 from Argentina”

    Apr 07th, 2011 - 08:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    A very welcome statement from the Foreign Secretary. There can be no doubt as to Britain's continued commitment to its beautiful and extensive territories in the South Atlantic.

    Apr 07th, 2011 - 09:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Typhoon

    “This is a provocation are they looking for a new war?” Why? Do you think you could hack it? Last time it cost you 649 bodies. How many would you like it to be next time? Here's a thought. We have 7 nuclear-powered submarines capable of firing cruise missiles whilst submerged. Each submarine carries at least 30. That's 210 missiles. Each missile has a range of 1,350 miles. I believe Buenos Aires is about 43 miles from the sea. We're talking the equivalent of 210 1,000 pound bombs. Before the subs sail away to re-arm, come back and do it again. Think about it!

    Apr 07th, 2011 - 01:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    5 err jah Martin that would be true.....if you actually owned those 5 million square km2 in the first place LOL.

    Tell me dear Martin can you name me the first Argentine Govenor of South Georgia, hmm Captain Astiz in 1982.....a full 150 years after Britain issued letters patent :)

    LOL no wonder Argentina got cold feet and refused to submit her claim to international scrutiny in the ICJ

    the UK makes an official claim to the Falklands in the 1760's.
    The UK makes a claim to South Georgia in the 1760's
    The UK formally claims South Georgia in 1843.
    The UK formally claims British Antarctica in 1908.

    Argentina makes a claim to the Falklands in 1829.
    Argentina makes a claim to South Georgia in 1935
    Argentina makes a claim to Antarctica in 1935.

    LOL do you a see a pattern Martin :) Quite a leap of logic for Argentina to conclude these areas as an integral part of the republic decades before you become an independent republic, an even then decades after you became independent.....only one word....FAIL!

    Apr 07th, 2011 - 09:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    I am concerned lest the BAT, which has been under British ownership for all the years since it was claimed territory in the early 20th century, will be fought over because of chronologically later claims from other countries from a different continent.

    If tested in a court of law these later claims would be, of course, invalid, but people die for a principle - however wrong-headed.

    I would not want South American deaths as a result of jingoistic rhetoric and unsound aspirations.

    Apr 07th, 2011 - 11:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @Typhoon

    We have passed trough all this before do you remember?

    Please allow me to show you now how powerless you are to destroy a nation close to the size of the EU.

    Just Buenos Aires has a surface of 307.571 km2 and the whole Japan has 377,944 km2. And they have 127,960,000 million people living there while we have 18m in similar surface.

    The earthquake of 9.1 occurred in Japan according with experts scientists like Profesor Pier Franchesco Biagi leader researcher on earthquake precursors who was willing to predict the Earthquake earlier, says that the force liberate was 3.9 x 1022 joules something like 9.320.000.000.000 tones of trinitrotoluene (TNT) or about 600 million times the Hiroshima bomb.

    Is not my figure I didn’t have anything to measure it, its just what they say and it is published.

    Japan is still there I will not even bother to check what your nuclear power is again but as I said before you are a little cut in the world of nuclear Lions.

    And then what? Where are you going to hide? Have you got any idea of the implications to your little nation for doing a direct nuclear attack on a western country like Argentina?

    Don’t get it yet? Well let me explain it in another way please...

    After a year or 2 we will vanish Malvinas/F@land from the face of earth and then you will start to suffer earthquake in UK Japan’s Style.

    So be quite and stop making threats that you cannot afford to accomplish could be very dangerous, mate specially for you.

    It’s my best advice for you.

    Apr 08th, 2011 - 06:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @7&10, cool down you posturing chest-beating men. no-one is going to nuke nobody. lt could start a chain reaction with old scores being settled left, right & centre as all sorts of countries get in on the act. lt could be the end of human life on this planet. That might be a good thing as we are killing mother earth.

    Apr 08th, 2011 - 09:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    “After a year or 2 we will vanish Malvinas/F@land from the face of earth and then you will start to suffer earthquake in UK Japan’s Style.”

    What with - feathered birds dropping feather bombs, and banana ships carrying your invasion force? LOL not bloody likely mate.

    We do not need to use nukes to take control of your country, as once your infastucture is taken out (electric and manufacturing) and given your virtually non existent military and airforce, it will not take long to over come what remains of your military. Your right though, it will take a massive earthquake bigger than that of japans to take the UK out. But as for argentina, well just a strong wind will blow out her flame lol.

    Apr 08th, 2011 - 10:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @Teaboy2

    Really?

    Wow you should be a super power so.

    Are you going to come alone or you should bring some lads from the pub with you?

    haha
    BUh BUh sorry I didn't mean to scare you
    http://clipart.coolclips.com/AGifm/tf05243/CoolClips_wb029240.gif

    Apr 08th, 2011 - 01:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    well considering were rated 5th in the top ten military powers in the world, where as argentina is rated 33rd 1 place behind the philipines, then compared to you we are a super power.

    If i fight mate, i do not need back up from my mates. just one cruise missle (right hook) from me, and its nights out for my opponent, one Brimstone or Storm shadow (flying round kick) from me mate and its reconstructive surgery and a new pair of dentures for my oppenent. So the real question is, can you come alone or do you need your venuzalen mates to back you up, eitherway with or with out them, you'd still not stand a chance. LMAO

    Apr 08th, 2011 - 03:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @Teaboy2

    “well considering were rated 5th in the top ten military powers in the world, where as argentina is rated 33rd 1 place behind the philipines, then compared to you we are a super power.”

    This is on your chart but in battlefield we gave UK a good bloody nose, how many nations have sunk so easy Royal Navy’s fleet like us?
    Home many nations have defeated UK 3 times like us?

    We can go alone like we did last time, but I guess this time we will go with fellow Hugo Chavez and Dilma Rousseff and will use a lot of cheap supplies from China and Russia.

    Not change you will be soooo lucky this time. As if you result to be so easy to defeat as we think may be we will go for Wales and Scotland too then the rest would be so easy.

    Apr 09th, 2011 - 04:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @15NicoDin, you are becoming as silly as xbox & I.
    Silly of me l know, but somehow l expected better from you.

    Apr 09th, 2011 - 07:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @lsolde

    Oh! Dear love you can always can expect better from me.

    Ok dear I promise you that in the future I will not reply monkey’s provocation.

    Forgive me please...

    Cheers

    Apr 09th, 2011 - 10:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    “Please allow me to show you now how powerless you are to destroy a nation close to the size of the EU.”

    You was the same size in 82, made no difference. We was tiny in the 1800's. Still ruled a quater of the world. Size of nation literally means nothing.

    “but in battlefield we gave UK a good bloody nose”

    You can keep believeing that, but you really didn't. it was a war that the rest of the world automatically thought you had won due to the conditions and distance, and you should have. Yet it lasted only 74 days.

    The most major problems for our forces and most dangerous wasn't you; it was distance from the UK. Thats what almost sent us home. Not the people we were fighting; but logistics. Your forces preformed terribly.

    “many nations have sunk so easy Royal Navy’s fleet like us?”
    So easily? You lost half your airforce. The royal navy has lost thousands of ships in it's history. Your airforce while being the only half decent part of your forces; were not that good.

    “Home many nations have defeated UK 3 times like us?”
    You mean while you was spanish? Might aswell ask yourself how those napoleonic war went for spain. We won.

    Apr 09th, 2011 - 05:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    @Nico Dim ”many nations have sunk so easy Royal Navy’s fleet like us?”

    Sorry but you have never won 3 wars against us, the battles in buenos aires were part of the Napoleonic wars. Losing a battles does not mean you beat us in war, as the fact is, and as Zethee pointed out, win won the Napoleonic wars, beating your mother country Spain in the process too, therefore beating you at the same time, since you were still at the time ruled by spain. We the UK have lost many battles, but we have not lost many wars, none of those losses being to argentina either.

    Apr 09th, 2011 - 06:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    UK a good bloody nose, how many nations have sunk so easy Royal Navy’s fleet like us?

    And how many nations fleets have turned tail for home after having 1 ship sunk

    clue Belgrano

    Apr 09th, 2011 - 07:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    The RN has at one point or another probably had a fight most most navys in the world. The Argentine navy has to be the one special one who ran away and went to port after one ship got hit.

    Congratulations, your navy is famous for being shit.

    Apr 10th, 2011 - 12:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Nicholas , l think your grasp on history is seriously flawed

    Apr 10th, 2011 - 06:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @ Zethee, Teaboy2 & co,

    I have made a promise to Isolde to not respond such kind of war stuff so I will keep it.

    Sorry mates,

    But that doesn’t mean that I cannot talk about Ukinistan or Londonistan or other stuff.

    So be quite and try to rise up your level of post please, can you? Or I’m asking tooooo much?

    I hope not.

    : )

    @Isolde
    “Nicholas , l think your grasp on history is seriously flawed”
    I don't think so but your opinion is welcome.

    I will not go deep to this subject as will get nowhere.

    I'm still in love with you!
    Beso,

    Apr 10th, 2011 - 10:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @23Nicholas,such good taste, l love me too!

    Apr 10th, 2011 - 10:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    Thanx Nico, I enjoy good conversation.

    Apr 10th, 2011 - 12:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @ lsolde

    I hope you rise more love from here but at the moment we are 2 you and me, haha
    We say “es lo que hay” but don’t worry we will improve any time soon and you will can chose for a big pool.
    : )

    @ GeoffWard

    Don’t be so happy yet. Ha ha

    : )

    Apr 10th, 2011 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    Lol NicoDim the wanna be romancer eh. Though I do not think isolde is impressed somehow. But i guess it never hurts to dream about what you want but cannot have, does it nico!

    Apr 10th, 2011 - 04:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @Teaboy2

    Life is always like this we wish to have what is merely impossible to have and we take for granted what we already have.

    I really hope we don’t get what we really deserve to have.

    : )

    Apr 10th, 2011 - 10:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    “I really hope we don’t get what we really deserve to have.” Don't worry Nico, you do not need to hope that you don't get the islands, as they'll never be argentinas. :)

    Apr 11th, 2011 - 06:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tigre2000

    Typhoon grow up kid? here's a thought for you
    How many British ships would you like to see in the bottom of the ocean again mate you bloody war monger? HMAS Invincible not so invincible after all!

    Apr 11th, 2011 - 09:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    10 So what you're saying is the area of Japan is 1000 times bigger than the area of Buenos Aires.... and then you lost me.

    Apr 12th, 2011 - 12:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    #30 - No such ship as the HMAS Invicible in the australian navy :)

    If you meant HMS Invincible (Royal Navy), well she was, as she was never sunk or destroyed. Unlike the Belgrano!

    Apr 12th, 2011 - 03:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tigre2000

    Oh yes tea boy chap, the Invincible was hit but was able to get repairs.
    Too bad for the other Britt ships that sank such as the HMS Sheffield (Type 42 Destroyer) HMS Ardent , HMS Antelope and other Britt ships that sank in the Atlantic ocean by Argentine jet fighter strikes, and by the way the Britt Aircraft carrier was hit but the missile failed to detonate lucky for them.

    Apr 12th, 2011 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    “Too bad for the other Britt ships that sank”

    Not really. They did there job. And in the end we won.

    Too bad your navy got hit once then ran away.

    Apr 12th, 2011 - 07:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    “the Invincible was hit but was able to get repairs.”

    Really where exactly did they get such repairs when the nearest British base was the ascension islands? Where are the photos and video of the invicible being hit, like the photos and videos of other british ships being attacked, hit and damaged? Strange how every other ship has photographic and video evidence of being hit/damaged/sunk, but theirs no such evidence for the invincible. So no she was not hit by any missiles at all.

    “and by the way the Britt Aircraft carrier was hit but the missile failed to detonate lucky for them.”

    Now isn't that convenient for your false claims it was damaged

    “Although Argentina claims to have damaged this ship during the Falklands War,[15] this is officially denied by the British Government and there is no evidence that any damage was inflicted” - Thats the truth Tigre, sorry to be the one to tell you this, but your living in the same fantasy land as Martin with his US frogmen on board Brit subs planting bombs on the hulls of moving Argentine ships.

    As for the antelope, you did not sink her as the missiles did not detonate, it was only when the EOD team was withdrawing the fuse with a small explosive that it detonated. You lost 2 aircraft and 1 pilot in that attack.

    At least out never stood its ground and fought, unlike yours. Like i said we've got the guts to stand and fight, unfortunately for you that means your the ones wearing the nappies.

    Apr 12th, 2011 - 09:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    “Really where exactly did they get such repairs when the nearest British base was the ascension islands? ”

    Still, he's not as bad as some of them who still seem to be under the impression it was sunk and rebuilt at sea while we somehow managed to cover up the prince and 300 media people from dying all these years.

    But, yes. It is funny how half the worlds media can be abord a ship, with cameras and video recorders and there be no pictures of this and no media reports of it being hit. I guess we all know how the media are good for keeping secrets?

    Apr 13th, 2011 - 02:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    Lol, true but hes still talking crap just like the rest of them :)

    Apr 13th, 2011 - 08:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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