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Falklands' delegation in Canada receives full support for self determination

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014 - 08:37 UTC
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Canada openly supported Falkland Islands' people right to self determination, backed Canadian companies working in the Islands and confirmed ongoing political and trade assurances. The message was clearly conveyed to a high level Falklands' government and private sector during their recent visit to Canadian capital Ottawa and tour of several provinces. Read full article


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  • Britworker

    Our true allies.

    Dec 03rd, 2014 - 09:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Evil Colonialist Pirate

    Hector Timergollum must be feeling confused this morning...

    Dec 03rd, 2014 - 09:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    Once Obama disappears into the sunset as the worst President ever, I can see the US changing its stance and also supporting the Falkland Islanders right to self determination.

    Dec 03rd, 2014 - 09:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Bahahaha OMG Argentina! Could you look even more pathetic than you do now?

    2014 draws to a close and the Islands are still as British as they were last year. Another wasted year by Argentina. You spent millions and got a shit sandwich in return.

    Dec 03rd, 2014 - 09:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Thank you to our Canuck friends. I do emphasise FRIENDS. I've met many Canadians. All very nice people. And they have much the same values. Democracy, honesty, integrity, law-abiding. It's just unfortunate that they keep sounding more like yanks. Still, no-one's perfect. No wonder we Brits went into D-Day with Canadians alongside. Such a wonderful nation with wonderful people. One of the very few nations that we Brits would listen to!

    Dec 03rd, 2014 - 11:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    No doubt CFK will start crying abt the Canadians now.

    Dec 03rd, 2014 - 11:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR


    The scweeming from The Pink Whore House has just got even more strident!

    Dec 03rd, 2014 - 12:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Does this mean that CFK must now try to arrest Canada?
    Ooh !!
    *grabs family pack of popcorn*

    Dec 03rd, 2014 - 01:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    So not quite the whole world supporting Argentina then. Hope the Yanks are suitably embarrassed.

    Dec 03rd, 2014 - 01:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    For any half-witted people out there, the right to self-determination has been acknowledged by the ICJ in 4 Advisory Opinions and 1 Judgment that confirms or states, 'that the right to self-determination is applicable to ALL non-self-governing territories.' The ICJ East Timor judgment of 1995 made this right erga omnes, placing an obligation on all States and the International Law Commission at the UN has stated that this right is jus cogens, compelling law.

    The UN Fourth Committee also voted on 20th October 2008 defeating a motion sponsored by S pain and Argentina to put restrictions on the right to self-determination where there was a sovereignty dispute, affirming it to be an inalienable right.

    Dec 03rd, 2014 - 04:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    @10 Bob

    The biggest problem is that the Argentinean people have been lied to throughout their education system that the Falkland Islands belong to them, from kindergarten to adulthood, how can you convince them that what they have been taught from childhood is wrong!

    Dec 03rd, 2014 - 06:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Perhaps what we and the free world needs,
    is Argentina to be put on the C24 list,

    ready to be dismantled..

    Dec 03rd, 2014 - 07:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Good for Canada ! Good for the FI. Screw CFK and her Trolls.

    Dec 03rd, 2014 - 08:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Looks like TMBOA has found her lifeboat:

    Or this, from CaptainDismal:
    “The chief of ministers said if the president wanted immunity after 2015, this law “would not be necessary” since “she could be candidate for the Lower House just fine” keeping her immunity.

    Great eh?

    Dec 03rd, 2014 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    good call ChrisR, she is already wriggling. Sign of a guilty conscience. I always wondered about this 'immunity from prosecution' law that is so prevalent in Lat Am. Why the need?
    Anyhoo, on to more important matters: (ref Article above)
    “Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird expressed clearly his support for Canadian companies working in the Falklands”

    Does this mean we will see Arrest Warrants issued through Interpol, by Argentina, against Canadian citizens?
    I do hope so, just for the sheer comedy-gold value, of course!

    Can't wait! Sounds like a proper 'box-set' viewing, popcorn, chocolate and wine on the sofa kind of event!
    Just the thing for a winter evening in the UK. Of course the 'good-guys' will win, it's the drama and pratfalls of the bad-guys that make it entertaining!

    Dec 04th, 2014 - 01:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    Canada belonga Argentina!

    Dec 04th, 2014 - 07:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Bad argentine government.

    Dec 04th, 2014 - 10:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Biguggy

    The UNGA, supported by Argentina have stated that UNGA resolution 1514 applies to the Falklands.

    Item 5 of 1514 reads:The UNGA, supported by Argentina have stated that UNGA resolution 1514 applies to the Falklands.

    Item 5 of 1514 reads:
    “Immediate steps shall be taken, in Trust and Non-Self-Governing Territories or all other territories which have not yet attained independence, to transfer all powers to the peoples of those territories, without any conditions or reservations, in accordance with their freely expressed will and desire, without any distinction as to race, creed or colour, in order to enable them to enjoy complete independence and freedom.”
    It would seem that all Argentina has to do is abide by what it has voted for i.e. allow the Islanders to determine their own political future.

    For Argentina to 'get round' the above they have to either:
    1. Convince the UNGA that they made a mistake in 1965 and that UNGA resolution 1514 did not apply to the Falklands. OR
    2. Get the ICJ to agree tat not ALL NSGT's have the right to self-determination.

    Personally I do nor believe they stand the proverbial cat in Hells chance of getting either, but what do I know?

    Dec 04th, 2014 - 11:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Bad CFK,
    Abt to leg it we hear..

    Dec 04th, 2014 - 07:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @15 Ilsen

    “Does this mean we will see Arrest Warrants issued through Interpol, by Argentina, against Canadian citizens?”

    I've already spent untold amounts of money buying popcorn to be able to settle down and hear news that Argentina have arranged the extradition to Argentina and subsequent trials of oil workers/executives responsible for oil exploration in the Falklands.

    Now I will be waiting again, with baited breathe for Argentina to ban all Canadian ships and arrange the arrest of Canada's government-and the expense for popcorn-it's TOO MUCH.

    I'm sending my receipts for popcorn to Timerman , together with a claim for the money it cost....

    Dec 04th, 2014 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bulldog

    Timerman, will be the first I put up against the wall when I take over that corrupt tit of a country

    Dec 05th, 2014 - 02:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Apparently one of her back up plans--
    visit London and take refuge inside the Ecuadorian embassy and ask for

    Dec 05th, 2014 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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