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“Independent Falkland Islands”, Di Tella's proposal to Rifkind in 1997

Sunday, August 7th 2016 - 17:47 UTC
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The Evening Standard has published a brief summary of the book, “Power and Pragmatism”, which collects the memoirs of former foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind, and there are some interesting passages referred to talks with Argentine officials about the future of the Falkland Islands. Read full article

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  • Brit Bob

    Enough of that mythical Malvinas baloney - the islands have never belonged to Argentina.

    https://www.academia.edu/17799157/Falklands_-_Some_Relevant_International_Law

    Time for Argentina to join the real world.

    Aug 07th, 2016 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    the islands have never belonged to Argentina.

    Very true,

    Aug 07th, 2016 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    What di Tella wanted to offer would have got him and his team lynched in Argentina. At the last minute, they bottled it......... A rather larger chunk of Rifkind's memoirs will be in the Timeline update in around four weeks time.

    Aug 08th, 2016 - 05:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Argentina,
    What part of “These lslands do not belong to you”, don't you understand?
    And so we hear “the Argentines demanded……”
    Another RG favourite word, “demanded”.
    Along with “insisted”.
    Get lost, Argentina.
    Regards, I

    Aug 08th, 2016 - 09:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Rifkind!

    Enough said. :o(

    Aug 09th, 2016 - 02:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    The Argentine's take on de-colonialism is weird. They always insist that there should be an Argentine governor if they took over the Falklands yet that is a symbol o the f colonialism they pretend to despise. Yet their approach to owning the Falklands is based on colonialism.

    Therefore they should not condemn it. And Argentina cannot even identify that colonialism in the Falklands ceased after 1982.

    Aug 11th, 2016 - 11:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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