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Foreign Office says economic blockade and intimidation of the Falklands’ people is “unacceptable”

Wednesday, December 21st 2011 - 19:09 UTC
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“It is unacceptable to engage in an economic blockade of the Falklands, there can be no justification, legal, moral or political, for efforts to intimidate the people of the Falkland Islands”, said Foreign Officer Minister Jeremy Browne on Wednesday. Read full article

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  • geo

    keep on not accepting
    BUT
    this is reality ( real politic )....!!

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 07:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Time to wipe the argentine “sh*t” off the planet. And supporters.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    ”vessels have been regular visitors to South American ports for 150 years”, said Mr Browne

    Guess what Mr Browne, not anymore.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    Lord West what a stupid title but anyway it appears the form head of the City navy demands that a nuclear sub be sent to the South Atlantic straigth away.
    Well lets all pray he gets his way could we think of a better way to show our Brasilian and Uruguayan friends just how nice the English are.
    As well it will surely speed up both Argentinas and Brasils development of their own Nuclear subs projected for 2018
    Go on David do it send it the forces show us Brittania rules the waves

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 07:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Argies are bullies by nature but are timid with the strong. I think they may need a little slap from the UK to show them who is boss again. I think after 30 years they have forgotten.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 07:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rubino84

    @2: And who is it going to do it? You behaind a keyboard? Go wan**k yourself with your nuclear dreams...

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 07:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 07:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    7 you are the hard man tell us did you come off in your pants as you wrote that or were you just too limp to make it.Ok try again with the reply you can do it yes yesssss yesssssssssssssssssssssss

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 08:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    @7
    Hey watch out everyone, we got a badass over here.
    Someone is getting mad. Haha!

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 08:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kelper San

    The UK as no need to do anything, the Argentine is already starting to turn in on it's self, and it's more likely that Chile Paraguay and Uruguay will take large parts of the Argentine before you lot know what's hit you, there is only room in the pond for one big fish, and that's not the Argentine, the big fish is not the UK but Brasil and they will be more than happy to see you go down.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 08:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Errrr, I thought FI flagged vessels were banned from Uruguay ports. Clearly not this one:

    http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shipdetails.aspx?MMSI=740352000

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 08:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Already we are hearing of moves a foot by major UK sSupermarkets to start delisting mercosur products from their shelves and source from alternative countries! Did the botox bitch allow for that if it comes in a big way?
    British people have never ever stood for a bullyboy(or bitch) - bout time she read a few history books!

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 09:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Great Britain

    @12, good news, voting with one's wallet is going to hurt them a lot more than forcing 28 boats to change their flag.. (not that they should have to).

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 09:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kipling

    England in Europe and South American in South America.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 11:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    Redhoyt said to me that it wasn't a problem and that it means nothing, then I guess that the guy in the picture is a nobody. TTTH :)

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 12:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kipling

    A los hermanos chilenos, vuelvan que tienen un pais hermoso, les mando esto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6CdeflmmlA&feature=fvwrel

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 12:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Sometimes you Argies can be such children, ,
    First of the British are being very mature, gentlemanly and very polite,
    If you children were to put your brain in gear, before your mouth, then you surely would be worrying, [you aren’t worried are you]
    Shows how just ignorant you may well be.
    The British government won’t send a nuclear sub, silly,
    We have the astute and other subs, that can do you more harm than you may well think,
    [Did you see her doing the testing in the Mexican gulf, the Americans were most impressed,
    The UK will slowly turn the screw on you, and force the situation well before military action
    Is needed, when the time comes, you will be left all alone, as one by one her friends desert her,
    But hey, her loyal bloggers will stand by her,
    Except those who are hiding in other countries , very safe,
    Merry xmas, we think not

    .

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 01:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Interesting - another shot to the foot I suspect.

    Good to see Argentina as the accused, for a change :-)

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 01:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 17 Merry pissmass to you too briton :)

    @ 18 very interesting indeed :)

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 01:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    we have new play stations now
    not outdated xboxes,
    and a non merry new year to you hasbeens .

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 01:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alegianna

    Hey, who is J. Browne to say whats acceptable or unacceptable. Haven´t the kelpers decided they want to be second class citizens of the Royal Crown? So why would they need to go to any South American Ports anyhow? Hop on your vessels and get your resources in England!! I think that´s quite acceptable! I don´t know why Argentina even bothers with the stupid islands, with so much territory and resources, they could feed the world if they put their mind to it. Poor England, small, little island is sinking, needs to find a place and settle...

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 05:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    Island?

    You'll find us on IslandS ...... everywhere :-)

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 07:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    the British creating a storm in a glass of water :)

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 07:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raul

    7 Conqueror (#) December 21, 2011 - 19:57
    Comment deleted by editor.

    Finally Mercopress Editor did some justice. This man needs to correct their education. The essence of democracy is thinking differently, tolerated without going to the damage and insults out of place.

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 02:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fermin

    “intimidation”?¿ More projection again.

    The intimidating attitude is the one from the British authorities and the corporate media surrounding them. Headlines of oil companies investing in Malvinas, the Submarine, little diplomatic exacerbated words from politicians, etc...

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 03:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    25 vermin

    Our submarine: real, in the water NOW, armed with allsorts of weapons, including nuclear: Argentine regular or extra crispy in 35 minutes.

    Your nuclear submarine: product of some old Wops' imagination with all of an extra 1.8B$ US in 'defence' spending, going to sweep the shipyard out in 2012 to 'start'. Ha, Ha, Ha.

    You could not make this up, unless you are an Argie!

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 05:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    Ill say this christy you dress up well when all is falling apart.In todays Irish Times Mark Hennessey leter from London reports on the apalling situation in England today.Even war memorials are being robbed by the poor for a few .pounds so they can feed themselves, unemployment benefit is so low.At least 10 petty criminals have already died this year in.pathetic efforts at stealing copper in all sorts of locations.This comea as the retiring head of the civil service warns that the.uk.is on the verge of disintegration.this reported in the arch tory telegraph.

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 08:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rubino84

    @26: Our budget will be 5 billions US$ in 2012, at least we try to expend it on something usefull ej: Midium range rockest to wipe off the colony in our islands... but Britain spend it well.... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/8944352/MoD-spent-1-billion-on-tank-programme-which-produced-no-vehicles.html

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 09:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • johnfarrel2050

    It is very clear that Falkland Islands are Argentinian. Studying a little of history and geography, it´s enough to realize of that. Of course, in the world some countries believe that have good reasons to steal territories (England) but really only have the military power to impose their interests.
    All the world know this true, including the england people.

    Dec 23rd, 2011 - 01:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    . 21 Alegianna
    Poor England, small, little island is sinking

    We don’t wish you embarrass you old chap
    But this tiny island beat you to a pulp,
    This tiny island, out manned out gunned facing more ships and an onslaught of your planes,
    And this tiny island beat you,
    What a shameful embarrassment to a big country like Argentina,
    [mug]

    29 johnfarrel2050
    For an anti imperialist country, Argentina is trying very hard to become one herself, is she not?
    Try again with your Argentina history .

    .

    Dec 23rd, 2011 - 01:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DaveInSomerset

    What a weakly worded statement, by the weak willed Mr. Browne.

    He failed to point out all the major issues:

    The British people lived on the Falkland Islands before Argentina even existed! How can they possibly have a claim to them?

    International law gives the islanders the right to self determination: they have stated that they want to stay British so have the right to do so.

    Preventing the free movement of shipping in international waters is illegal under international law.

    The South American countries could prosper with the new business the Falklands Islands Oil boom will bring.

    Get your act together Jezzer Browne, you are an international representative of the UK government, start acting like one.

    Meanwhile, lets all boycott Argentinian products. We don't need them as much as they need us.

    Dec 23rd, 2011 - 09:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    28 Rubino84

    Your increase in 'defence' spending is 1.8B$ US on last year, or are you saying the figures are wrong and the Wop who is your 'Minister of Defense' is lying? It would not surprise me if that were the case.

    ”Midium (sic) range rockest to wipe off the colony in our islands” well, that's defensive isn't it. Trying (but not succeeding) to get rid of 3,000 peaceful people who have been on the Falklands (there are no Malvinas) almost longer than 'Argentina' has existed.

    No mention of MEDIUM range rockets in the Wops summary of what you are attempting to do with this pitiful sum and do you really think we would standby and let you launch more than one rocket before the whole launch installation was wiped off the face of the earth?

    Astute class, nuclear powered, attack submarine. Think again.

    Dec 23rd, 2011 - 01:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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