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Falklands’ government plans a memorial bust of Baroness Thatcher

Friday, October 11th 2013 - 13:34 UTC
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The Falkland Islands Government is in the process of commissioning a sculptor to create a memorial bust of Baroness Thatcher. The project follows a public consultation held in the Falkland Islands as to how best to commemorate the late Margaret Thatcher. The high number of responses received demonstrates the high regard in which she is held in the Falkland Islands. Read full article


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  • Islander1

    The Malvanistas whines about a very true statement that embodies 100% what the United Nations and its Charter stands for will be inevitable- and hilariously irrelevant.

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 02:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    What a fantastic memorial. She should face west, keeping a watchful and warning eye on the aggressors. Can't wait to see her.

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Britain WILL remember. In tribute to Margaret Thatcher. In total respect for the courage of every Falkland Islander. In memory of 255 British servicemen who gave their lives for the freedom of the Islands and their people. WE will NOT forget.

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 03:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gonzo22

    “They are few in number, but they have the right to live in peace, to choose their own way of life and to determine their own allegiance” Was she talking about the Chagossians? Certainly NOT.

    “The WikiLeaks cables revealed diplomatic cables between the U.S. and U.K. about the Chagossians.[15] A cable written by D.A. Greenhill on August 24, 1966 to a U.S. State Department official refers to the Chagossians as ”some few Tarzans or Man Friday.“ Now that's very American, and very British too, they share a past and a present of mass killings, bloodshed and brutality all around the world. British islanders are human beings, and Chagossians are tarzans. That is so first world.

    ”Thatcher, who was a strong advocate of neoclassical economists Friedrich August Hayek and Milton Friedman, was a friend of Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet and an ally of the racist Apartheid regime in South Africa. Free market fundamentalism, as documented by Canadian author Naomi Klein in her book the ‘Shock Doctrine,’ transformed many South American economies by combining US backed state-terrorism with the neo-liberal policies developed by Friedman’s Chicago School of Economics.”

    Enough has been said about this blood sucking monster called Margareth Thatcher, so it couldn't be more appropriate, she really deserves that bust.

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 04:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura

    Gonzo even the Argentine Military Dictatorship and the Brazilian admired the Apartheid regime... Henry Kissinger wanted to join them up and form a South Atlantic version of NATO in South America and Africa to counter the advance of Cuba and communist guerrillas in the region

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 05:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @4 Sod off, Muppet. Stop soiling the names of Baroness Thatcher and Britain with your filthy mouth. You don't have the intelligence to comment on people, places or matters that are beyond your brain power. Incidentally, on a scale of 1 to 10, I rate your brain power as about -5. Go on. Prove I've overrated you.

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura

    Most of it is written in the books of Juan Bautista Yofre. I cant remember if I read it in “El Escarmiento” or “1982”
    There is some references on the internet too.

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 06:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    someone who see “” Think “” ?

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 06:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    Maggie, Maggie, Maggie - oi oi oi!

    How about a nice statues of Adolf, Galteri and Aziz nstead of that nice clock we gave you in central BA? Your heroes all in one place. Timerman might appreciate a nice surround with Arbiet mach Frie on it.

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    And while you're at it, why not name a law after a notorious murderer?

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 07:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gonzo22

    @5 Now tell me about it! It comes as no surprise, you justifying everything that is against people. Your hypocrisy runs deep, Maggie fan.

    @6 Have some self respect, #6!

    @9 At least you show your true self, Nazi, it's better than being a chameleon.

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 08:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Even a bust made from inanimate material of the Beloved (by me anyway) Baroness Thatcher with exude far more life than TMBOA even with her botox, fat implants and triple dose of Lithium.

    Maggie, Maggie, Maggie, si, si, si!

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 08:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Biguggy

    @ #4 Gonzo22

    When you make comments like that remember Patagonia and the ethic cleaning that occurred there.

    People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 08:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    l dismiss Gonzo22.
    Not worth listening to.
    Has nothing constructive to say.
    Just a malvinista

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 08:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Gonzo - care to explain then why the 13 years of Labour Govt that came after ther Coservatives in Uk did NOT change ANY of the laws and Changes she brought in?

    I will tell you - because they were ones that Uk needed to get its economy up into the 20th and 21st centuries.

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 08:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura

    11) Gonzo
    Not at all. You can bash Thatcher as much as you may like. If it is the truth that bothers you then it is not my fault, but the Apartheid alliance was truly a idea at the time. And in fact it made perfect sense for dictatorships in South America to join forces against the Cubans & Russians with Apartheid South Africa that the same western powers blocked and allowed a arms embargo upon. The irony is that will Thatcher, John Paul II and Reagan were self attributed in the west as the main champions in the war against communism and that gave the final check mate of the USSR in Eastern Europe. But of course It was dictatorships like the LATAM ones doing most of the dirty work... It was the South Africans in Angola, the Eritrean rebels and the Afghan mujahedeen that were on the battlefield and winning. History has forgotten them because they were not the politically correct allies

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 09:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    @ Gonzo tell us was it Argentines that slung Argentines out of aircraft or was this a made up story

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 10:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    #11 No, you, Argentina, are the Nazi lovers, Argentina supported them in WWII and sheltered Nazi war criminals afterwards. A war criminal recently died in RGland. I am suggesting you erect some tributes to them in your capital city. Sorry if I am confusing your small brain.

    We'll stick to our hero, Maggie who defeated you....

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 11:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gonzo22

    @ 17 Ask the British and the American governments, they know how they gave money and support to that military scum. Surprised? I don't think so.

    @16 What are you trying to do? I know all that, but this is very simple, I have read your comments and see the way you behave, I am pro-Argentina and you are pro-British, and that's fine, you are what you are, and I am what I am, you won't change, and I won't change. Stop justifying your actions.

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 11:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura

    19) No you dont know the difference between you arse from your head. I seriously doubt you knew anything of what I said...I will not jsutify my actions nor my comments to anyone but i would like to see a example of what behaviour or comment I ever made was “Pro-British” ??

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 11:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    Surely .... No ..... Surely it can't all have been somebody else's fault? Can it?

    Oct 12th, 2013 - 01:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Justthefacts

    Whilst giving Thatcher full credit for her resolve and courage in winning the islands back, it annoys me that people forget that she above everyone else was responsible for losing them in the first place. She was in 1982 merely the latest, and arguably most damaging, of a string of politicians who gradually ran down British defence forces to dangerously low levels, as well as failing specifically on policy related to the Falkland Islands, and it is strongly arguable that several decisions in these area she took in the period leading up to the election were taken as a 'green light' in Buenos Aires to invade. Over 250 of her own servicemen and 3 FI civilians paid with their lives for her negligence and the financial cost vastly exceeded what it would have cost to maintain adequate defences in the first place (Unfortunately the lesson hard learned back in 1982 and on so many other occasions before and since did not seem to stick for long). It's worth remembering too that having been so publicly humiliated by the invasion and certian to lose the next election unless she recovered the islands, she actually had little choice but to order a counter-invasion despite the risks; she had nothing to lose by doing so. So let's give the woman some credit and let her have her statue on Thatcher Drive, but let's not make a saint out of her- she was ultimately a politician, with all the failings that politicians usually have.

    Oct 12th, 2013 - 02:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rupertbrooks0

    It makes perfect sense for the Falklands to erect a statue to Baroness Thatcher. She really did, by her leadership liberate the islands from a military dictorship. If she had chosen to do nothing the islanders would almost certinly have been deported from their island home. Not sure what relevance all this talk of the Chaggosians is, since Thatcher was even Prime Minister when the desecions on their future were taken. Its also a bit much to talk of “neo-liberalism”, a bit teenage slogans here. She privatised the utilitises, British Airways British telecomms etc. Pretty normal these days. She cut taxes to fairer levels (not 98% as some were). When she left office the public sector still accounted for 42% of the economy. In the heyday of Victorian economic liberalism it was at 10%. No serious UK politician wants to return to the state run economy of Britain in the 1970's, a time when Britain was called “the sick man of Europe”.

    Oct 12th, 2013 - 05:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-33-uk

    'Margaret Thatcher’s 'thermonuclear’ attack on foreign secretary over secret Falklands plan ~ ...Peter Carrington, the former foreign secretary, says Margaret Thatcher blocked efforts to reach a settlement on the Falkland Islands using a leaseback deal with Argentina.
    Margaret Thatcher’s determination to stand up to the military junta in Argentina over the Falkland Islands is well documented, but fascinating new light has been shed on the battles that she fought with her own Cabinet on the issue...'


    'Fourth Committee - 7 th session - afternoon'

    'Bettini secret agreements to reconcile Spain with Argentina'

    Oct 12th, 2013 - 07:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FI_Frost

    Looking for Christopher? Good luck with that.

    Surprise, surprise, Argentina tries once again to re-write history and indoctrinate the next generation:

    -We didn't exterminate the Native Americans, its was the nasty Spanish, Italians, French, Zee inglish...

    -We didn't support a murderous tin-pot dictatorship and the invasion of a peaceful small community hundreds of miles off our coast, no it was a fit-up sponsored by Kissenger, the CIA, MI6, Mossard. Its was Thatcher.

    When is Argentina going to face-up to what is, what it has done and stop whining and blaming others for its pathetic back story.

    Oct 12th, 2013 - 09:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    I’m profoundly respectful of British culture and history for it has given humanity many positive contributions and achievements. I cant believe in anyone that has a true passion for history not feeling at least some slight admiration for Britain. It was the birth place of Magnacarta, Parlamentary democracy and countless contributions in laws, science, culture, sports, politics, music, literature, etc…

    Oct 12th, 2013 - 11:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @11 Could you come back when you have something relevant to say! I have “self-respect”. When will you get some? Let's see now. Argieland. Serial murderer. Serial liar. Serial thief. Serial debtor. Serial asshole. Serial jerk.
    @19 When will you stop trying to justify your many crimes? Genocide. Larceny. Mendacity. Murder.

    Oct 12th, 2013 - 11:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura

    26) What a hypocrite you are A_Voice, not so long ago you labeled me of being a Putinist admirer anti westerner.
    Oh indeed I wrote that and by saying so, somehow now I’m “pro-British” and not “pro-Argentine” like Gonzo says…??? The same I will feel and say about the German, Greek or French civilizations

    I have said many things the British commentators don’t like at all here. Predictions and analyzes that really made them feel uncomfortable about the future of their country, I’m sure in all your years posting here you and the other Argentine haven’t managed to corner them like I did.
    I also say things that occur in Argentina and how they really are two, I haven’t got the necessity to hide stuff and sell a country and a reality that everybody knows it doesn’t exists.

    The problem here is not being pro-Argentine or pro-British, it is that either side hates the other, and idiotic people like Gonzo doesn’t tolerate objective argentines that DON’T hate Britain, so therefore I’m “pro-British”

    Oct 12th, 2013 - 12:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    “I’m sure in all your years posting here you and the other Argentine haven’t managed to corner them like I did.”

    Give me some of what you've been smoking please.

    Oct 12th, 2013 - 03:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    When eventually the grateful islanders give thanks to CFK and Timerman (for giving them the best positive publicity ever) by putting up statues up at Port Louis should they face west, or east, while pulling a mooney?

    “Enough has been said about this blood sucking monster called Margareth Thatcher, so it couldn't be more appropriate, she really deserves that bust.”

    Still didn't chuck 30 000 Brits out of aircraft like Galteiri and his mates ditched 30 000 Argentinians did she?

    Bet you would die to put up statues of your mates Eichman and Mengele in BA.

    Nice of Peron to put them up wasn't it?

    No matter how some of Britain's history was less than glorious , the difference is we accept we have faults as well as strengths you can never possess.

    Your problem is when comparing the unseeming side of life, the atrocities Argentina committed in the past will always outdo the UK's.

    Maggie was great in many ways and not so very good in other ways- but she was miles above the spineless Galteiri who despite being a General, a soldier, was about as far from the action as he could get. Galteiri called Maggie's bluff, and despite her government being part responsible for the Islanders being invaded, her U turn was the right thing to do to kick you fascists out of the Falkland Islands.

    Oct 12th, 2013 - 08:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    26 A_Voice

    I thought you were supposed to live in Scotland?

    Or is it Chew Butt, with the lunatic.


    Oct 12th, 2013 - 08:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura

    29) It’s not my fault you have missed all the action...

    Oct 12th, 2013 - 10:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    Indulge me, what 'action' would you be refering to?

    Oct 13th, 2013 - 09:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura

    33) Errrr I’m sorry, but do we know each other from somewhere?? My name is Dura..... Cabeza Dura

    Oct 13th, 2013 - 11:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    ......?????.... The lady doth protest too much, methinks.....

    I have no idea what you are referring to.....
    .....are you telling me that was your post that I randomly selected from another thread and thought I would post it on this thread with no particular ulterior motive whatsoever? that makes me a hypocrite....I don't even recall directing the post to anyone at all... for years.....I have only been on here a few months......I'm a newbie....
    You know fine well I have never stated anything at all....only a PA connection!
    You are not being influenced by someone with a ...Narcissistic personality disorder......are you?

    Oct 13th, 2013 - 11:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura

    35 ) Ohh Stuff your cynical and dishonest rubbish… couldn’t care less as it is pretty clear you are full of shit A_hole

    Oct 13th, 2013 - 03:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    Why don´t they just call The Falkland...The Thatcher Island or something similar!!

    Oct 13th, 2013 - 10:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    I found the Baroness Thatcher Bust....
    Oh Dear...I wish I hadn't...

    Oct 14th, 2013 - 09:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Lovely topless oil study with Margaret's head superimposed.

    I remember some of my fellow company directors who were very “up” for giving her one, or even two!

    Mush as I admired Baroness Thatcher she was too old for me!

    Oct 14th, 2013 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    Don´´t get me wrong..I admired the lady. She stood up for her principles and against all odds...I admire that.

    Oct 14th, 2013 - 11:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
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    Oct 16th, 2013 - 01:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mr Ed

    It was Mrs Thatcher who let the Islands fall to aggression, she failed to heed warnings, and she wasn't taken seriously by the drunks in the Junta. Had she given Sir Henry Leach a few minutes of her time over Nott's 1981 review, and shown some sense in March 1982, the whole tragedy might have been averted.

    Oct 17th, 2013 - 06:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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