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Falklands addresses European refugee crisis and possible assistance

Tuesday, November 17th 2015 - 06:41 UTC
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Following requests from a number of members of the public to assess the possibility of assisting with the European refugee crisis, the Falkland Islands government, FIG, has reviewed with HMG the options to take part in their resettlement scheme. Read full article

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  • Buzzsaw

    But surely, as a colony, they should be told who and how many they are going take...because as we all know, the Falklands are a colony aren't they trolls.

    Shit.....that's that self determination thing again isn't it. Damn it, why can't we all stay in the C19th, it was so much easier then. Pirates, Navy, Jewitt, those were the days..

    Nov 17th, 2015 - 01:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    As a people in their own right they have the right of self-determination.

    No matter what Argentina, hundreds of miles away, may think or want.

    Series 10 of An Island parish is now being show on the beeb.
    Series 9 is also free available online. Link below:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06pmgdn/an-island-parish-series-10-falklands-1-changing-times

    Not only does the Falkland island have trees, they don't seem to be influenced by Argentina.
    So how is Argentinian policy to wards the Falklands working?

    Nov 17th, 2015 - 02:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    As Argentina seem to be great mates with Syria, how many Syrian refugees have Argentina offered safe haven to?

    Nov 17th, 2015 - 07:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viscount Falkland

    Nice one Pete, the Syrian's would feel at home in Argentina. Dictators , lawless,desert,corruption, lunatic government etc

    Nov 18th, 2015 - 07:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    #3 “As Argentina seem to be great mates with Syria, how many Syrian refugees have Argentina offered safe haven to?”

    But don't forget that Argentina is 'special', it doesn't make contributions to civilisation, it is to busy trying to be important and expand it's borders.

    Nov 18th, 2015 - 07:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • j colwill

    I think you could consider taking in white south africans genocide watch advises them to leave because of racially targetted murder , and culturally I think a lot of them would be closer

    Nov 18th, 2015 - 02:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @6 j colwill,
    Of course, subject to security & health checks of course.
    @3 Pete Bog,
    l would also take a certain number of Christian Syrians also.
    Once again, subject to security & health checks of course.
    Saudi & Kuwait etc are far richer than we.
    l'm sure that its their job to look after their Syrian co-religionists.

    Nov 20th, 2015 - 10:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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