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Falklands will ‘forever remember’ Baroness Thatcher for having liberated the Islands

Monday, April 8th 2013 - 14:14 UTC
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Former PM Margaret Thatcher during a visit to the Falklands Former PM Margaret Thatcher during a visit to the Falklands
Flags at half-mast in the Islands Flags at half-mast in the Islands

The Falkland Islands government expressed great sadness at the news of the death of Baroness Thatcher on Monday. The brief message from Gilbert House was signed by MLA Mike Summers on behalf of the Legislative Assembly of the Falklands.

“It is with great sadness that we received news of the death of Baroness Thatcher this morning.

She will be forever remembered in the Islands for her decisiveness in sending a task force to liberate our home following the Argentine invasion in 1982.

Our sincere gratitude was demonstrated in 1983 when she was granted the Freedom of the Falkland Islands.

Her friendship and support will be sorely missed, and we will always be thankful for all that she did for us. The thoughts and deepest sympathies of all Falkland Islanders are with her family and friends at this sad time”.

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  • copland

    The death of a wonderful woman!
    She was the best, most honest and direct prime minister this country
    has ever had. The politicians that have succeeded her are pale imitations.

    Apr 08th, 2013 - 02:25 pm 0
  • Condorito

    And so will Chile for her help in putting Argentine aggression and colonial pretensions back in their box.

    Apr 08th, 2013 - 02:26 pm 0
  • Skåre-Vuggevise

    RIP Milk Snatcher. I promised myself I wouldn't say anything nasty about you when you died, so I will just stick to listing all the positives I can think of to say about you:

    You resigned (eventually).

    Apr 08th, 2013 - 02:37 pm 0
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