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Falklands’ flag flying above Downing Street and the Foreign Office

Thursday, June 14th 2012 - 17:04 UTC
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Britain sent a defiant message to Argentina on the 30th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War by flying the Islands' flag above Downing Street. Read full article

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  • Conqueror

    You see, argies, WE don't need to go and make some trashy video. WE have dignity and respect. Oh, and we kicked your arses as well!

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 05:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    ”British forces put their lives on the line to defend British sovereign territory, the British way of life and the rights of British people to determine their own future.”
    He got that right.

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 05:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinero1

    Who cares the pirates brits.Now the crook cameron is “defiiant”,of course he made money with MAlvinas oil scam!
    What a crook!

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 05:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • v for victory

    As they said, a fitting tribute to ALL those who lost their lives in a needless war. God rest all of them - Argentine, British and the 3 female civilians.

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 05:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Is Mr Cameron moving to Malvinas?

    ”Rebekah Brooks sent David Cameron text message promising 'we're in this together'

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/leveson-inquiry/9331523/Rebekah-Brooks-sent-David-Cameron-text-message-promising-were-in-this-together.html

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 05:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    3 .. You stole your own country and slaughtered the natives to expand Argentina. Now got sights on Falklands. Humiliated, broke, looooosers go home. We don't want plastic face in new York, new York hang on didn't we colonise america, maybe we should ask for it back, or perhaps respect the rights of the residents.. Idiot colonist rgs

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 06:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • PirateLove

    H A P P Y L I B E R A T I O N D A Y T O T H E F A L K L A N D S

    Long may you be Free, forget not those who wished to take you freedom and those who paid the price to restore it.

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    OH Marcos Marcos Marcos, please tell me what has Rebekah Brookes and David Cameron got to do with this or in fact with you, stop clutching at straws

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 06:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chatcat

    Yep PL, Happy Liberation Day. They are a hardy lot living down there -they wouldn't really want to have to put up with KFC hanging about telling them how to run their lives when it really isn't necessary!

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    Has the one that stirs BK's loins had her rant yet at the C24, hope the lights aren't to hot would hate to see her face melt!

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 06:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    Can't wait for the lies from reichmistress, will tinhead be ranting as well, hope they bring up militarisation of the sa....love it

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 07:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    OOOh I can't wait, bet Bk is glued to it with some tissues at the ready

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • TipsyThink

    I dont care countries' flags..........

    I have my own flag coloured -- brown/white/magenta-- !

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 07:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    BA Herald: Arturo Putridjelli the laughable wop 'Defence Minister' “deemed UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s remarks ‘almost pathetic’ ” over the 'Malvinas' (there are STILL no Malvinas).

    Well, being completely pathetic himself does allow this excuse for intelligencia to be in a position to know first hand.

    He then went on to say ”It’s as if our President were to celebrate a referendum defining that residents of any province wanted to remain being Argentine,” ha, ha (I say).

    As if The Mad Bitch of Argentina would have the guts to allow ANY province to have a referendum - knowing full well she would probably lose it.

    Bunch of Muppets. Mind you, that's an insult to any of the muppets.

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 07:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    Tinheads like beaker, and kircher miss piggy, miss piggy was strong, clever, quick witted....kircher shares one attribute and that's they both look like pigs.

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 07:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Mr Cameron, flying a flag on top of your house is nothing, CFK is at the UN right now.

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 08:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    @16

    Yes and no one gives a fuck.

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 08:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Xect

    Amusingly CFK is preaching at a meeting chaired by a country with terrible human rights that is going to get invaded by the UN to stop the slaughter of its own population by its own military in a forum that has no remit to discuss the matters its discussing has zero power and all large countries believe should be made defunct.

    But apart from that I'm sure its worthwhile lol.....

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Once again the obsessed and envious losers are having a laugh, at there own expense.

    Why oh why do we have Cameron.
    Where’s that ex Frenchman, hey, wanna job, we are looking for someone with balls .
    .

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 09:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinero1

    H A P P Y L I B E R A T I O N D A Y T O T H E F A L K L A N D S

    Long may you be Free, forget not those who wished to take you freedom and those who paid the price to restore it.
    AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA
    Down with the brits pirates and robbers!
    MALVINAS ARGENTINAS!!!

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 09:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @20 Argentina belongs to the remaining native Amerindian population left-Spanish squatter pirates go home to Spain........

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 09:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Malvi - dont worry we do not forget, nor ever will those who took our freedom in 182 and who still demand that they want our freedom again taken from us.
    That is why we never forget the sacrifices of those who got us our freedom and democracy back again when we were liberated from a vile aggressive nation on 14th June 1982.
    That is why the Role of Honour was read in our cathedral Service today.
    That is why dozens of young Falklands Children stood quietly in the freezing cold driving snow for so long this morning at the Liberation monument today.
    That is why a group of Falklands Children climber Mt Tumbledown on the 13th in the snow and ice and stood quietly whilst one of them read the Role of Honour of the Scots Guards who fell there that night, and then laid a white cross.
    That is why 300 out of an original ships company of 500 of HMS Glamorgan marched through the streets of Portsmouth last Sunday to the Cathedral and laid a wreath to their departed shipmates.
    They came from as far away as NewZealand,Afghanistan and USA.

    You will never understand what Britain and the Falkands - and places like Canada,Australia,N.Z. etc stand for.

    That is why you will always loose.

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 10:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    he only knows about anti british.

    no more , no less .

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 10:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zhivago

    16 Marcos Alejandro

    CFK, like Ophelia needs to learn to mind her country manners....

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 11:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • claudio_laplata

    Suppose that in the building where you live, suddenly 5 armed immigrant families, seize 5 departments. It is logical to make a vote years later, the descendants of those families,to “determine if they own” or to express their opinion about legitimate owners, whether or not they have rights on the properties?

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 11:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    5 armed immigrant families, seize 5 departments.

    we would tell CFK , and she would kick them all out of argentina,
    is this what you want to hear .

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 11:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bryzi

    @25

    Suppose you own an empty apartment building and then people from down the the road decide to move in and say its theirs. You call the police who remove said squatters. However the squatters then spend the next 179 years whining that its their apartment and they want it back... Or they will cry.

    Jun 14th, 2012 - 11:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mrlayback

    Just to point out to the CFK, we do not celebrate end of conflicts, we remember them with a ceremony, take a minute silence and consolidate the families who lost their family members, I would imagine the flag was raised in respect of the people who lost their lives to this senseless war.

    Jun 15th, 2012 - 01:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @25 Hey you, muck for brains. The civilian population in the Falkland Islands in 1833 (most of them South American in origin) were asked to stay but under British Rule. Only 4 chose to leave. As they were asked and given a choice they were not expelled. This was confirmed by Pinedo when he arrived in South America. Of those that agreed to stay only two were British so these were not a 'British only' implanted population. If they were allowed to stay they were obviously not expelled, dumbass, so the Falkland Islanders are descended from these people (multi-raced-NOT all British), therefore they are not an implanted popuation and the vote in their2012 referendum is legitimate.Besides all that they have the right freely given to ALL peoples of Self Determination-by UN charter.

    Jun 15th, 2012 - 01:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • AmericanLight

    The argentine books that say that historically the Falklands belong to Argentina are as accurate as the ones from Chile (no offense) that show that the Argentine patagonia is Chilean....
    Propaganda

    Jun 15th, 2012 - 02:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinero1

    @20 Argentina belongs to the remaining native Amerindian population left-Spanish squatter pirates go home to Spain........

    AHAHAHAHA shut up pirates criminal robber!
    MALVINAS ARGENTINAS.
    Again the Malvinenses losing at the C-24..
    ARGENTINA 29 ---MAlvinas 0!
    AHHHHHHHHHHHHA
    What a loser!

    Jun 15th, 2012 - 03:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    Falklands flag flying over Downing st? Oh the shame of it all says CFK! And how terrible to be commemorating the liberation of the Falklands from the Argentine invaders. And how despicable for the British to remember their British war dead!

    ¡Qué horror! ¡Qué vergüenza!

    However, it was only a few weeks ago on 2 April in Ushuaia that CFK was doing just that for the Argentine dead who had invaded the Falklands, but by commemorating the dead on 2 April, CFK didn't really seem to be recognizing the Argentine war dead, as much as celebrating the 1982 invasion itself.

    Reference:
    “Cuando yo veía en el 10 de Downing Street ondear la bandera de las Falklands, como las denominan, sentí vergüenza ajena, porque las guerra no se festejan”.
    http://www.clarin.com/politica/Cristina-ONU-volvio-negociar-Malvinas_0_719328103.html

    Ushuaia: Cristina Kirchner reclamó “memoria, honor y justicia” en el acto principal por Malvinas: http://www.clarin.com/politica/Cristina-ONU-volvio-negociar-Malvinas_0_719328103.html

    Jun 15th, 2012 - 04:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • UKOwnsArgentina

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    Jun 15th, 2012 - 11:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    CFK says she is very upset and emotional and feels very insulted, that the argentina flag is not flying from [ No 10 downing street]

    Apparently she is to make a formal complaint to the UN and the C24 .

    [ya couldnt make it up] could you

    Jun 15th, 2012 - 01:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @20 AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!
    See?

    @25 Suppose that in the building where you live, suddenly 5 armed immigrant families, seize 5 departments. Do you leave them where they are, or do you kick them out?

    @31 AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!
    Still there. Still nothing you can do. Now please stop because I'm pissing myself laughing at YOU and your cuntry!!!!!!!!! Notice that I said “please”.

    Jun 15th, 2012 - 02:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    So who's still saying only Argentine politicians do stunts and propaganda??

    Jun 16th, 2012 - 10:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chatcat

    B_K...how is this propaganda? It's a British Overseas Territory (didn't you know that?!) No reason not to fly their flag and plenty of reasons to do so.

    Jun 16th, 2012 - 02:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @37

    They even fly the detested Scottish 'saltire', the flag of rebels over No 10, but no-one complains.

    I suppose you would prefer the Argie rag?

    I personally would prefer The Mad Bitch of Argentina's head on a spike outside the Tower: that would look nice, as you say.

    Perhaps, if the dumb fcuk Clegg gets his way and she has the guts to go to the UK it could be arranged.

    Happy thoughts! :o)

    Jun 16th, 2012 - 04:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    If she loved argentine that much, she would give her life, in perpetuity
    And commit suicide,

    But of course, she only pretends to love you all,
    For it will be you, that will die in perpetuity, not her,
    You see, unlike her indocronoughts, and brain washed loonies ,
    She aint that stupid .??
    Still,,,,
    Only 191 days to CHRISTMAS lol.

    .

    Jun 16th, 2012 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #38 Looking forward to Cristina the Great in Britain, Viva Nick Clegg (never thought I'd say that!)

    Jun 16th, 2012 - 10:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chatcat

    ..as a rule we don't seem to get off on burning flags in this country but if KFC and her entourage of propaganda cronies were for some reason to turn up like a bad smell in this neck of the woods, well...! Least we could do we be to ensure she sees lots of Falklands Flags flying everywhere she looks!

    Jun 17th, 2012 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    37 Chatcat

    Apologies, my post at 38 was meant for 37! :o(

    Jun 17th, 2012 - 03:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chatcat

    ...It's ok I twigged that Chris!

    Jun 18th, 2012 - 09:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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