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Gibraltar and Falklands right to self determination underlined at academic symposium

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 07:54 UTC
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The people of the non-self governing territories on the United Nations list, like Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands, have to be decolonised in accordance with the wishes of those people in exercise of the right of self determination, said Gibraltar Deputy Chief minister Dr. Joseph Garcia during the opening of the academic symposium on “Self-determination, devolution and independence in the 21st century” Read full article


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  • HansNiesund

    Here's hoping some of them are coming over the land border for a proper demonstration of mature governance in the 21st century.

    Oct 18th, 2014 - 08:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    “Decolonization can only be in accordance with the peoples' wishes in exercise of the right of self determination”

    Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear!!!

    I would LOVE to hear... no wait!! I would pay money to hear the Spanish and the argies explain this one away.

    The argies already have 3 different versions ( all of them wrong ) as to how the Falkland war started so how are they ever going to deal with the Truth?

    Oct 18th, 2014 - 03:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Its abt time these BOTs were removed from this corrupt C24,

    why should we have to justify these lands or its peoples to a corrupt bent anti British controlled committee. or whatever,

    remove them, they freely wish at this time to remain British , full stop,

    sorry mates, but one tends to get the impression we are selling/ justifying them to the highest bidder.
    just my opinion.

    Oct 18th, 2014 - 06:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    3 Briton

    The last meeting was a total shambles. Someone posted a link to the c24 video link so I watched ( part ) of it.

    Is that ALL they do?

    The Falkland Islanders turn up. They sit down and explain to the c24 that they are British and they explain why they want to remain British, they extend an invitation to the C24 committee members to come and see how they live and get a feel for their way of life ( and correct me here, but no one has taken them up on this offer over the last 8 years??? ).

    Then the argentines show up, ably led from the middle by titman himself and then they launch into a speech littered with historical inaccuracies and lies as to why the Falkland Islanders are not people and so they can not be British and argentina should be given the islands.

    Then everyone goes home again until next year... Is that it??

    How about they just don't turn up?

    I mean this c24 is a toothless tiger and carries no weight what so ever and so if the Islanders are happy ( and, when all is said and done, that is the ONLY thing that matters ) then who gives a flying f**k what the c24 thinks or the opinions of argentina?

    Oct 18th, 2014 - 07:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    Oct 18th, 2014 - 08:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Can Britain/Falklands/Gibraltar just say that the C24's remit which is the promotion of Independence isn't happening and therefore Britain/Gibraltar/Falkland Islands refuse to take any notice of the C24 and demand to be unlisted.

    Oct 18th, 2014 - 09:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Why not,
    what's stopping us doing it..

    Oct 18th, 2014 - 09:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    Gibraltar will become independent when THE FAT LADY SINGS...
    and at this moment she has only started to clear her voice........

    Oct 19th, 2014 - 08:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bushpilot

    You were right on about Scotland's independence too.

    Oct 20th, 2014 - 03:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    Any Independence movement within the EU is doomed from the beginning. The Eu does not and will not approve any small states breaking away....These independent groups have been told again and again that if they break away, they
    will not be recognised by the EU, which will make them poor states.....and nobody wants to be poor?? do we?

    Oct 20th, 2014 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bushpilot

    The evil empire strikes again.

    It is the EU that would make them poor, and not their own decisions.

    Foolish little Marxist.

    Oct 20th, 2014 - 03:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    if they break away, they
    will not be recognised by the EU, which will make them poor states

    but we presume Spain has no problems acquiring another state then..
    just don't want to lose one..

    Oct 20th, 2014 - 06:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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