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Prime Minister Cameron announces Falkland Islanders to receive medal

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 12:53 UTC
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Collective South Atlantic accolade to be presented next year for 'serious and grave threat' to sovereignty. Baroness Thatcher statue also to be unveiled. Read full article

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  • Briton

    Just mentioned this on an earlier blog,
    great new for the islanders,
    and apparently next year the island leaders will unveil a bronze statue of Margaret thatcher ,

    And poor CFK can rot in her own stew,

    thank God for the British Military
    always their when you need them.

    Dec 18th, 2014 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Following those TV programmes the Falklands can expect many more British and European tourists. Very popular on US TV too. Even Europeans like Toby may be tempted to come?

    Dec 18th, 2014 - 02:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Britain hits out at 'outdated' UN decolonisation committee in Falklands row
    UN committee chair's refusal to visit Falkland Islands is “outdated”, says UK ambassador to UN
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/falklandislands/11300028/Britain-hits-out-at-outdated-UN-decolonisation-committee-in-Falklands-row.html
    //////
    Disgraceful attitude from so called civilised members of the UN,

    The UN should be scrapped,
    Or at the very least,
    The British government should get of its arse and withdraw ALL B.O.T.s from the C24,
    As its rather insulting to them from Britain, do you not think?
    Just a United Nutty thought

    .

    Dec 18th, 2014 - 02:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Yay! Everyone likes a medal and recognition. Congratulations to all. I shall be seeing you all soon.

    Dec 18th, 2014 - 02:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    PM's Christmas address to the Falkland Islands

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/christmas-2014-pms-message-for-the-falkland-islands

    Dec 18th, 2014 - 02:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “Prime Minister Cameron announces Falkland Islanders to receive medal”
    wot?
    guess this is an important news for this 4th class newspaper, no?
    LOL

    Dec 18th, 2014 - 02:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    It's a nice way of giving the lie to the Argentine fantasy that British support for the Falklands is slipping.

    Dec 18th, 2014 - 02:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    Argentina screams shouts, threatens and generally throws all it's toys out of the pram.

    While in the civilized world gentle diplomacy wins out.

    Argentina is further away than ever of colonizing the Falklands.

    After the way the top gear team were treated, anyone else find it funny that An Island parish will focus on the Falklands.
    WELL DONE BBC for standing up to bullies.

    Dec 18th, 2014 - 02:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Evil Colonialist Pirate

    Cue CFK's next period... sorry, hissy fit.

    Dec 18th, 2014 - 03:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brasherboot

    Come on CFK the Falklands are laughing at you. What are you going to do?

    Dec 18th, 2014 - 03:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    In the meanwhile, in Argentina, the peronist party promoted and passed a bill to celebrate the “cultura villera”......

    Dec 18th, 2014 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brianF.I

    @6 Once again Pauly commenting on British news on 4th class newspaper. If you hate it so much why do keep coming back day after day to spread your deluded and stupid message? I know why, because your obsessed with the British.

    Dec 18th, 2014 - 04:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    #12 And, he Pauly is obviously taking advantage of British hospitality by living in Britain as are many of the other trolls - they dont want to live in a sink hole!

    Congratulations to all our friends on our Falkland Islands! Looking forward to Top Gear and the new An Island Parish!

    Dec 18th, 2014 - 05:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    guess this is an important news for this 1st class newspaper, YES

    Dec 18th, 2014 - 06:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brianF.I

    Pauly clearly has some serious mental issues, the worst of them is being Argentine. The symptoms include suffering from delusions of grandeur and generally being a self obsessed tosser, there is no known cure.

    Dec 18th, 2014 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Apparently he hates the brits with a vengeance, one took his toys as a baby,
    and he aint stopped screaming..lol

    the islanders deserve the medal,
    and CFK [ as she will ] sit and cry ,

    they say, she has complained to the UN demanding she gets one as well....lol

    Dec 18th, 2014 - 08:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    Falklands to Unveil Thatcher Statue

    http://news.yahoo.com/falklands-unveil-thatcher-statue-2015-200113819.html

    Dec 18th, 2014 - 08:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    I cannot access Buenos Aires Herald as access is denied. Have to suscribe to the paper.

    Dec 18th, 2014 - 09:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @8 zahras

    “After the way the top gear team were treated, anyone else find it funny that An Island parish will focus on the Falklands.”

    Yes-I do-it's the BBC's way of politely saying, zark off. I hope the BBC will research their Falklands history properly, they have not been too accurate and very lazy in the past.
    Assuming they do, I agree, it is a suitable riposte to the Argy whingeing about Top Gear, which has produced not the sought after apology but indeed another programme (that if the history is portrayed correctly) will really get up their noses.

    Dec 18th, 2014 - 10:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    18
    pay the access, then.
    stingy isleter...
    bet you don't even have the money to buy a copy of merdopress, lol

    Dec 18th, 2014 - 10:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Oh I cannot wait for this. The rest of south america should be paying us for the priceless comedy of CFK erupting through her rubber lips as Mrs Thatcher's proud bronze statue is unveiled to the world.

    I hope she is facing west with two fingers sticking up like Churchill, and holding her handbag, Maggie would have liked that.

    Dec 18th, 2014 - 10:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frisbydyke

    For years Kirchner, the Botox queen of Buenos Aires, has been insulting the intelligence of world leaders by screeching about the scandal of 3,000 Falkland Islanders living in peace in their land. Meanwhile, of course, the world is facing a host of real problems, from Syria and Palestine to the warmonger Putin and North Korea's insane dictatorship. Is it any wonder that South American leaders humour her and then laugh at her behind her back? What a joke of a leader.

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 12:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RICO

    Some people may dislike Thatchers domestic policies but you cannot argue with her foreign policy. She liberated the Falklands and played a massive part in ending authoritarian communist governments in Eastern Europe and the authoritarian facist junta in Argentina.

    Thank you God for lady Thatcher the liberator.

    And congratulations to the islanders for the medal which recognises their spirit and stand against oppression and freedom from shit governance.

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 01:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    23
    no, you illiterate isleter.
    that biatch thatcher had nothing to do with the end of the junta militar.
    in fact she agreed with them in a lot of issues.
    and worse, she was the “best friend” of pinochet, another piece of shite like her.

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 09:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    19 Pete Bog (#)

    An island parish tends to be filmed in the summer.
    So would that mean they are filming it right now.
    I believe an awful lot of the vehicles in the Falklands have been sporting a second numberplate.
    It will be so good for the world to see the People of the Falklands expressing their views freely.
    I'm sure it might just be mention that the Free people of the Falklands do not want to be colonized by Argentina.

    24 paulcedron (#)
    If you really think Maggie had nothing to do with the end of the Military dictatorship in Argentina then you are seriously delusional.

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 10:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    @24 : Why is Thatcher a “biatch” ?
    Because she had the backbone to stand up to naked aggression or because her neo liberal policies turned Britain from the sick man of Europe into an economic powerhouse ?
    Christmas is coming up .
    Shouldn't you be looting Jumbo and Carrefour for presents by now ?

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 11:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RICO

    #24 sorry Paulie but the Argentine Junta lost power because they were unpopular and even people who had supported them lost confidence in them.

    In April 1982 they were massively popular, the people took to the streets to praise them and celebrate. By June 1982 they had lost their popularity and were on their way out. This change in fortunes is 99% attributable to your saviour Maggie Thatcher and the UK. Without her the Argentine juntas and the dirty war could have gone on for another 5 years maybe even a decade. She saved thousands of Argentine lives as well as liberating the islands. She is always remembered on liberation day.

    I can only assume your opinions have been formed because you have been fed false propaganda.

    Do you have another explanation for the Argentine governments loss of popularity between April and June 1982.

    Admit it liberation day should be a holiday in Argentina as well.

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 11:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Zathras and others - BBC Island Parish arrived Oct 2013 and filmed until July 2014 so long gone. Think they have enough for 2 series.

    Paulcedron - If Thatcher was so bad - WHY- and please answer this - did the Labour Govt that followed leave ALL her trades union Laws untouched?

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    What are all you argy bloggers going to do,
    when your master retires next year,

    will you all change your names and pretend you support the new governments policies,
    even if it to give up its claim...lol

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 11:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Great news for the Islanders and well deserved.

    TMBOA has less and less influence by the day and especially when she puts out her diatribes against the Falklands and the Falklanders: ALL THE WORLD KNOWS IT'S A SMOKE SCREEN.

    That is what all the world knows without having to be screamed at.

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 11:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    Rico
    “In April 1982 they were massively popular, the people took to the streets to praise them and celebrate”

    NO.
    the junta lost most of its power in 1980 -81.
    the malvinas issue was the popular thing.
    they used it as kirchner is using it now.
    the end of the proceso de reorganización was due to the multipartidaria, etc.
    fatty thatcher had nothing to do with it.

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 11:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brianF.I

    @31 the falklands war had much to do with the fall of the Junta

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anti-Muppet

    That's the thing with the British, they're just too damn smart, Argentina call for a national day of “Yawn”

    Britain's response, how about a nice statue of Thatcher and a shiny medal to cheer you all up, oh and of course CFK will see this as an act of war, perhaps even “Thatcherisation of the South Atlantic” mwah mwah mwahhh hahaha

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 01:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    28 Islander1 (#)

    Zathras and others - BBC Island Parish arrived Oct 2013 and filmed until July 2014 so long gone. Think they have enough for 2 series.

    Oh right. Not sure how to phrase this, but was this a closely guarded secret?
    What I'm getting at, is did Argentina know there was going to be a documentary program filmed on the Falklands, when they physically and verbally attacked the BBC.
    Wondering if somehow attacking Top Gear was planned to somehow tarnish the whole BBC.

    Top Gear will be fun, but the Island Parish programs should show to the worldwide audience just how much Argentina lies, lies and lies even more.

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    @31

    Paul, Mrs Thatcher is dead, calling her names is a bit silly at this stage, not to mention a little juvenile. I can assure you that her place in history is well established with all great historical British figures. She did ironicly save your country and prevented a wider a war in South America.

    You ought to be erecting your own statue of her in Buenos Aires, just in the same way you still appreciate our railways.

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 02:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    34 Zathras- Was no secret - was in the local press before they arrived even, and they were all over the place here in the time their teams were here. They probably even filmed Arg tourists coming ashore of the cruise vessels!

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 04:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RICO

    #36 I thought I had already seen an episode of an island parish in the Falklands but perhaps it was the Scilly Isles - perhaps Argentina should claim those as they already have Silly claims.

    #32 I forgot about the debt of gratitude Chile owed Mrs T. My understanding was the planning for the Argentine invasion of Chile was complete by 1982 but that they chose to attack the Falkland Islans because they were more confident of capturing territory with only a 60 person defence force despite the fact they could only muster an 8,000 person attack force. Had Mrs T not defeated the Junta then they would have almost certainly gone on to invade Chile to keep Argentine morale and blood lust running high.

    It is sad the Iron Lady does not get as much recognition in South America as she does in Eastern Europe, where they love her for her association with the fall of the iron curtain,

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 05:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frisbydyke

    The grotesque Cretina Kirchner woman has turned Argentina into Latin America's Zimbabwe. The self-pity she exhibits every time she opens her mouth is a betrayal of the poor Argentine people, who deserve economic policies that work, not the
    corrupt and criminal machinations of a leader who has dragged her country down and down. No wonder it is now despised as the new Zimbabwe.

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 05:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Apparently, so they say,
    38% of dedicated CFK followers have stated they would be willing to turn to Cross dressing to keep CFK s image alive....lol

    so they say.

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 07:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @6. And compare this to argie scum given medals for never going, for being defeated by better men and a better country, for being cowardly scum. Perhaps, if you'd asked, we'd have shot them for you. Just for cowardice in the face of the enemy.
    @24. Ah, well. Politics is politics. But she did the right thing. The pity is that she didn't trust her instincts and listened to 'grey men in grey suits. She should have ordered the obliteration of argieland. Who would care? Even now, I wouldn't care. Obliterating 41 million argies. So? We need to get back to a proper balance. Threaten the Falkland Islands? Watch 10% of your territory blown apart. Keep it up and watch 20% of your population obliterated. 40%, 60%, 80% and more. Kill the cowards.
    @31. Oh really? And those troops boarded transports in response to the orders of a failed regime? Then may they die. In ignominy and shame.

    A real NATION did the right thing. It sailed 8,000 miles to defeat and kill cowardly scum. And we'll do it again!

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 07:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    31 Bottyboypaulie

    “NO.
    the junta lost most of its power in 1980 -81.”

    I can see your point of view...............but you are still full of sh*t.

    You are sssssooooooo retarded / brainwashed that you can't even get your OWN history right.

    Please STOP posting on this forum Bottyboy and lets have a post from someone in argentina who is not a complete f**kwitt.

    hugs and kisses

    from the UK

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 09:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    31===
    Merry British Falklands XMAS.

    Dec 20th, 2014 - 07:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Andy35

    Malta got a medal against the Nazis, good that the Falklands are getting a medal against a Junta too.

    About time.

    Dec 21st, 2014 - 03:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    41 tooimbecile
    and what the fuck can you, smelly hillbilly, know about the proceso, their loss of power in 1980 / 1981, the role of the multipartidaria, the ucr, pi, the democracia cristiana and the mid, etc, eh?
    you dont even know to spell your name, you benny.

    most of the population was against the junta in those years, and most of the population remained against the war too.

    the fact that you, brainless isleter, have seen a video of a manifestation in the plaza de mayo supporting the argentinian forces in the war, has nothing to do, you boludo.

    do yourself a favor and matate, pelotudo.

    Dec 21st, 2014 - 07:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    44@
    you stated,,,,

    most of the population was against the junta in those years, and most of the population remained against the war too,

    And thus you should get on your knees and thank god that we British helped to remover them for you,

    but sadly you lot are to ungrateful to say sorry

    Dec 21st, 2014 - 08:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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