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Sovereignty of the Falklands will not be undermined, pledges Labour shadow foreign secretary

Monday, May 15th 2017 - 06:46 UTC
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UK Labour’s shadow foreign secretary, Emily Thornberry has accused Michael Fallon of talking “bollocks” after the defense secretary claimed she wanted to negotiate with Argentina over the future of the Falklands. In a spiky exchange on the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, Thornberry hit back at Fallon, saying: “That is bollocks. It’s untrue,” and adding: “You can’t just make this stuff up.” Read full article


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  • Capt Rockhopper

    Does she even know where the islands are? Her boss did say he wanted to hand them over to Argentina.

    May 15th, 2017 - 07:01 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Brit Bob

    Regarding the Falklands - Alicia Castro said regarding Corbyn: “In the end, he is one of 'ours'. Even today, when he comes to our embassy, he arrives with the same bicycle and the same enthusiasm. He is a friendly person with a sense humour, who knows how to listen.” Alicia Castro, Argentinian ambassador quoted in Daily Telegraph 14 Sept 2015.

    The Argentinians often bleat on about the Islands being usurped and the UK being in breach of numerous UN Resolutions but what are the facts?

    Falklands: 1833 Usurpation & UN Resolutions:

    Ah, Corbyn's barking up the wrong tree.

    May 15th, 2017 - 09:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FRodriguez

    Do you want to know the truth and the facts? Please, visit:

    May 15th, 2017 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • gordo1

    Che Rodriguez!

    Vaya buscar pleito por otro lado!

    May 15th, 2017 - 01:46 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • darragh


    Last place i'd visit to discover the truth - written by the ill-informed, extremely biased, Cohen wasn't it?

    May 15th, 2017 - 01:53 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • FRodriguez

    No es mi intención buscar pelea. Solo informar a los lectores sobre los hechos historicos y jurídicos relativos a la Cuestión Malvinas.

    May 15th, 2017 - 02:31 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • darragh


    like I said Cohen is the last person I would ask about “historic and legal rights” as he wouldn't know what they are other than what he wants to pretend they are.

    The only rights are those possessed by the Falkland Islanders themselves and that has nothing whatsoever to do with Argentina.

    May 15th, 2017 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Brit Bob


    A sovereignty claim without a case can only mean that it is illegitimate and worthless.

    Argentina's Illegitimate Sovereignty Claims:

    Perhaps you can give an example of 'one little thing' that Argentina has to take to the international courts?

    May 15th, 2017 - 03:32 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • gordo1

    It seems that Cohen had some help from Rodriguez in the composition of the lies, the fairy tales, the myths and the mistaken interpretations of historical events contained in their

    May 15th, 2017 - 08:10 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Islander1

    Trouble is -if an unlikley mad bad thing happened and Corbyn won- he would be in charge as PM - and he has been quite clear over the Falklands- Argentina should have them and we Islanders would have to just lump it or get out and go somewhere else and to hell with human rights
    as Corbyn does not care for them.
    Virtually all his MPs and this lady is one- know that Corbyn,s policies are daft and UK will not vote for them - but they have their own seats and jobs to concentrate on so they need to tone down and beef up a different line to Corbyn,s.

    May 15th, 2017 - 09:30 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • gordo1

    Curious that is not a functioning URL! So what do Cohen and Rodriguez want us to see?

    May 16th, 2017 - 08:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Corbyn would NOT be a president and would have to get it through chance, so no need to worry

    May 16th, 2017 - 09:41 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Pete Bog

    Clyde 15

    Agreed, even in the 1960s, when Wilson kept the islanders in the dark and was hell bent on giving them away, when parliament found out they would not allow it. If Corbyn tried it, he would be fried by his own MPs.

    May 16th, 2017 - 09:44 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • FRodriguez

    Gordo1 here you have the right site

    May 17th, 2017 - 06:03 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • darragh


    It's pantomime season already...

    Altogether now - 'Oh no he doesn't'

    May 17th, 2017 - 10:49 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • gordo1


    As I said above all “the lies, the fairy tales, the myths and the mistaken interpretations of historical events”. Have you no conscience?

    May 18th, 2017 - 05:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FRodriguez

    Dear gordo1, everything is backed up with documentation, mostly primary sources. You can see it by yourself:

    May 18th, 2017 - 06:52 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Hepatia

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    May 19th, 2017 - 03:48 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • gordo1


    So take your case to the International Court of Justice! To claim the Papel Bulls as evidence,for example, is nonsense, for example!

    May 19th, 2017 - 05:29 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Roger Lorton

    The Kohen & Rodriques book is mostly “backed up” by distortions and deliberate misinterpretations, plus the odd photo-shopped image

    May 19th, 2017 - 09:10 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Pete Bog


    The Papal; Bulls are irrelevant.

    If they counted, why didn't Spain or Portugual own the USA and Canada?

    According to the Papal Bulls, Portugal would get South Georgia.

    The papal Bulls are only relevant to the countries that accepted their jurisdiction.

    Great Britain was one of the countries that did not accept the Papal Bulls.

    If the Catholic church could dictate which country was allowed to colonise another, then the Church of England and any other religion had an equal right to authorise colonisation.

    Try citing the Papal Bulls in the International Court of Justice.

    Absolutely irrelevant!

    May 19th, 2017 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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