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“It is the duty of C24 to acknowledge the rights of the Falkland Islands and not support those who covet our territory”

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The Falkland Islands' long journey from a colony to a self governing, financially autonomous territory, was underlined on Thursday, by lawmaker Phyl Rendell in her presentation to the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee. But so was the fact that advancing development, and relations with the continent are always under threat from Argentina, “who makes no secret of wanting to control our territory against our wishes”. Read full article

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  • Chicureo

    My highest compliments to Phyla Rendell for her excellent presentation.

    Jun 25th, 2015 - 03:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Can't argue with that.

    Jun 25th, 2015 - 03:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Nope

    Jun 25th, 2015 - 04:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    It is the duty of C24
    it sounds good , it reads good, but as long as they remain on the list, they are in danger,

    talk is cheap, action speaks louder than words, sorry to disagree but the C24 should have been abolished decades ago, but it is still here,
    and a danger to everyone on the list,

    just my opinion.

    Jun 25th, 2015 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    I still don't understand why the Falklands doesn't take the obvious course of action. Offer the C-24 Committee first class return air tickets. If they still won't visit, declare the C-24 to be argie lickspittles and traitors. Tell the UN its jurisdiction is not recognised. Refuse access to argies and cronies.

    Jun 25th, 2015 - 08:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faulconbridge

    “ Argentina .... makes no secret of wanting to control our territory against our wishes. ”

    Well, Argentina thinks that way about most of South America too.

    Jun 25th, 2015 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jmackiej

    Gibraltar offered members of the C24 free air tickets to visit themselves and follow the clear guidance from the UN general secretary to meet the peoples affected there. The C24 Chairmans response to the offer of a ticket was “you know I am NOT going to accept that”.

    So there we have it... a fully malfunctioning committee (save for Sierre Leone).
    And so the circus goes on with the C24 being the problem and not the solution.

    Jun 25th, 2015 - 11:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    ”Instead we have chosen the internationally recognised status of a British Overseas Territory: a modern self-governing relationship with the United Kingdom (UK). We have our own system of government and local laws. This is quite different from the definition of a colony.”

    Well said MLA Rendell, keep up your good work. In the end good will triumph over evil and the truth will prevail.

    Jun 26th, 2015 - 05:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin Woodhead

    Good luck and with the British garrison still there Argentina will have to stick to peaceful means . That the only reason argentina sticks to peaceful means unfortunatly.

    Jun 26th, 2015 - 09:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • alsy

    What a gracious, well reasoned speech, reflective of the determination of the Islanders to remain in control of their own destiny. What a pity Argentina has lost a wonderful opportunity to have its own people benefit from peaceful involvement in all the economic activity going on in the South Atlantic region. Nothing stays the same for ever though, and that might even apply to the C24. We must all hope someone recognises they'd better scoot on over there ASAP and see for themselves, while at the same time belatedly fulfilling their charter duties to oversee all NSGTs on their list. Surely then someone will realise the committee's been victim of a snow job by RGland, and that The Falkand Isands must be delisted, as it should have been years ago.

    Jun 26th, 2015 - 11:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    “It is the duty of C24 to acknowledge the rights of the Falkland Islands and not support those who covet our territory”

    it seems this lady does not know a sh*te about history.
    england has ALWAYS coveted OUR territory.
    thats why there were 3 attempts of invasion, and thanks God all they got was a huge kick in their asses.

    sadly they stole the islets, but their time there is getting to an end.

    Jun 26th, 2015 - 04:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @11
    “england has ALWAYS coveted OUR territory.”

    Well you can relax , the UK doesn't want your territory now as Argentina is spoiled goods.

    Jun 26th, 2015 - 05:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @11
    Jesus Christ you are thick, do you know the difference between “ blockade” and “ invasion ?” you knob

    Jun 26th, 2015 - 06:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    13 imbecile

    so blockade, eh???
    why are you so f*cking ignorant, eh?
    did you attend the same pork stanley community school than this woman??

    read and learn, useless benny hillbilly.

    Invasiones Inglesas
    https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasiones_Inglesas

    Jun 26th, 2015 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    It must be his superior education...lol

    Jun 26th, 2015 - 07:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    POLLY POLLY

    Your link relates to an item in Jibber-Jabber.

    From what I can see on here NOTHING of any importance is ever written in it, especially when it is on Wikipedia es. and any numb-nutted argie cretin can post lies on any article.

    Jun 26th, 2015 - 07:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasiones_Argentine

    Jun 26th, 2015 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    christine
    why are you sooooo monoglot?
    and you live in uruguay...
    and as far as the whole fucking world knows, they SPEAK SPANISH.

    anyway, here you have a link in english jibber jabber.
    “Britain's 'forgotten' invasion of Argentina”
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/4779479.stm

    Jun 26th, 2015 - 08:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Only ONE I am disappointed, as they said in my school report “ must try harder ” LOL, nearly happened in 1982 if it wasn't for the yanks.

    Jun 26th, 2015 - 08:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    POLLY, POLLY

    Oh, but there's the rub!

    The more I learn the more I realise what a bat-shit-mad language Jibber-Jabber is!

    I won't recite the number of verbs, the stupidity of describing a DOOR as feminine ECT. and the utter lack of logic in the language.

    Why is it that ALL the elite of The Dark Country (apart from the K's who are just moneyed scum) send their children to the BsAs British School, the same in Uruguay?

    Could it be they KNOW that to really succeed in the world today you MUST have a good command of the English language?

    OF COURSE IT BLEEDING IS YOU NONCE!

    Jun 26th, 2015 - 09:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    christine
    the best schools in Argentina are not english.
    they are irish: newman, michael ham, pilgrims, san patricio etc, or scottish: san andrés.

    the only thing the english can teach is how to steal, loot and all kind of perversions.

    filthy, filthy people.

    Jun 27th, 2015 - 12:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @21
    According to you ( Oh wise one ) None of the best schools are Argentine, but then we already knew that Knob. Think before putting pen to paper, typical Hispanic.

    Jun 27th, 2015 - 05:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    22 imbecile
    when you are talking about ARGENTINE schools, you not too bright isleteer, it is implied that they all are ARGENTINE.
    can you understand that, you benny-hillbilly?
    no?
    not a surprise.

    Jun 27th, 2015 - 01:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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