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Falklands Councillor, Emma Edwards, resigns from Legislative Assembly

Monday, October 24th 2011 - 19:36 UTC
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In a statement from Government House, issued last Friday, the 21st October, it was confirmed that Emma Edwards has resigned as a Member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly (MLA). And that His Excellency the Governor, Mr Nigel Haywood CVO, had accepted “with regret” the resignation. Read full article


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  • briton

    Before the Argies get to exited,
    It’s nothing but Falkland Islands business
    And nothing to do with argentine, vultures
    And the grim reapers who hang over the Falklands like vermin


    Oct 24th, 2011 - 07:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • so_far

    Has anyone seen the movie Titanic ? how it ends ?

    Emma Edwards, smart lady

    Oct 24th, 2011 - 07:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    For god’s sake! Give us some fresh, juicy scram about Emma.
    Is that rumor about her and her father truth?
    C’mon kelpers......, I know you can!

    Oct 24th, 2011 - 08:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Has anyone seen the movie Titanic ? how it ends ?

    Yep it made a shed load of money,just like the Falklanders will when the oil starts pumping:-))))))
    1 Avatar Fox $760,507,625 2009^
    2 Titanic Par. $600,788,188 1997^

    Oct 24th, 2011 - 08:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • so_far

    I could be wrong, but she seem cute and friendly.

    Good Luck Emma :)

    Oct 24th, 2011 - 08:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Yeahhh......Kind of cute but……………a bit on the skinny side.

    Oct 24th, 2011 - 08:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • so_far

    hm....interesting, i need more light on it, but im afraid of “curiosity kill the cat”....better don´t ask....isn´t ?


    Oct 24th, 2011 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fantazum2011

    The Islanders should work a deal with Argentina now as they hold all the cards. They keep their autonomy, British passports and make a pile of dinero from the oil....then when the oil has gone and all the chav poms have fled back to their council estates they can go back to the quiet life.
    I met Glen Ross in 2007. He's a nice guy but he needs to learn how to grovel. Emma had a taste of the high life when she visited the british parliament so I can't blame her for chasing her dreams.

    Oct 24th, 2011 - 09:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Envy nothing but jealous envy ,

    Oct 24th, 2011 - 10:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    6 Think ”a bit on the skinny side? :-)

    In her letter of resignation, Emma Edwards wrote:

    “As I now know I will be leaving the Islands in August 2012..

    A few weeks ago Emma Edwards was removed as the Tourism Representative. The portfolio was transferred to ”King” Mike Summers, her family did not like that at all.

    Oct 24th, 2011 - 10:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    Good riddance Emma!!!

    Oct 24th, 2011 - 11:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anti-Fascist


    You are a racist, xenophobic, fascist, zealot, you need your head punching in and I'm willing to do it.

    I wonder who you are. Does anyone have a name for this cretin?

    He is obviously connected in some way to the Argentine security service. I just wonder if we can dig anything up in his involvement in crime.

    Oct 25th, 2011 - 12:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fantazum2011

    @ 12 Anti-Fascist (#)
    Such rage ! ...and we were just talking about chavs too.
    I can sympathise with your anger though, especially since your esteemed leader denied you the right of a referendum, has sold you out to an unelected shower of Kleptocrats in Belgium - which itself no longer has a government and can't rule itself - and has sold all your souls to J.P.Morgan who will no doubt send Tony Blair back to further indoctrinate you into the beauties of a single party state and the benefits of being ruled by the banks and brussels - the latter apparently now demanding the power to tax you directly so funding further their agenda to .......well, who knows what they want. They certainly don't -but we can be certain that whatever utopian dream they are pursuing it will inevitably end in complete chaos.
    Islanders take careful note please.

    Oct 25th, 2011 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    argentine plonkers

    Oct 25th, 2011 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raul

    12 Anti-Fascist

    He is obviously somehow connected to the Argentine security services. I wonder if you can make nothing of their participation in the crime.

    Really you are a true Fascist. Does it all with the obvious. Emma denies rework their future. You have to respect people who have another point of view and truth ... Thinking differently is the most normal thing in democracy and freedom. Looking for fresh air in British politics, although I disagree with your thoughts on the dispute over the islands, I appreciate the courage of it in seeking new horizons and perspectives in politics.
    Looking beyond inspired by Cristina Kirchner, Dilma Rousseff or Michelle Bachelet.
    As I said the singer Mercedes Sosa Argentina. ... Changes, everything changes ....
    Perhaps this work to an agreement between the parties. (Perhaps the future governor of two flags ... ...)

    Oct 25th, 2011 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    Oct 26th, 2011 - 12:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 15 you are scaring people.

    Oct 26th, 2011 - 06:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    The truth is coming out
    “MLA Edwards resigned on October 21 citing personal reasons, but later condemning what she described as a lack of open government within the Legislative Assembly, something she said she had stood for during the election process”

    Oct 27th, 2011 - 04:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    And what business is it of yours, Marcos?

    Oct 27th, 2011 - 09:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    and how many argentine goverment officals have lost their jobs
    under your goverment,

    Oct 27th, 2011 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • anti-fascist2

    Marcos Alejandro

    I wonder if everytime an Argentine government official disagrees with Argentine policy we can then claim Argentina should belong to the UK?

    Just a thought.

    Oct 27th, 2011 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    when you run out of something to say,
    you calood with each other and laugh at your selves

    comedians you may be, but children youncertainly are .

    Oct 28th, 2011 - 05:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • UKOwnsArgentina

    On the basis of the British invasion of Río de la Plata I have been able to establish that Argentina is in fact owned by Great Britain.

    I have been tabling a series of motions at the UN in order to officially establish this claim to Argentina. There is historical president for this, on the basis of an almost 200 year invasion of the Falkland Islands by a German and some British ex patriots, Argentina claims the Falkland Islands.

    I can establish as historical fact that Río de la Plata was invaded by Britain and that this claim was never renounced, there is over 200 years of continued British claim to Argentina.

    This makes all Argentines suject to British law and taxation. I am planning to get Buenos Aires renamed Port of Britain. Argentina will be called Bairdland, after the leader of British forces in the first occupation of Río de la Plata.

    It is important to state that this did not happen just once - as in the Argentine claim to the Falklands...... but twice!

    Oct 29th, 2011 - 09:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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