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Baton’s subpolar stopover in Falklands before Europe

Saturday, August 19th 2017 - 10:25 UTC
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The Commonwealth Games Queens Baton visits all 71 Commonwealth countries and territories on its journey from Buckingham Palace to the host city. In 2018 that is Gold Coast in Australia; one territory is missing from the relay, because it has not been possible to schedule St Helena this year. However several Saints saw and carried the baton in the Falkland Islands, so we have helped a little bit. Read full article


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  • Brit Bob

    They deserve the right and they have the right to determine how and by whom they are governed by. Common sense really.

    Falklands – Self-Determination:

    Aug 19th, 2017 - 11:15 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Voice

    WTF has your post got to do with the Article...?
    Do you know what it is called when a poster keeps repetitively promoting his drivel on every article relating to the Falklands....?


    Aug 19th, 2017 - 12:37 pm - Link - Report abuse -6
  • Roger Lorton

    ”.. repetitively promoting his drivel..?

    Sounds like you Gob-shite Voice

    Aug 19th, 2017 - 02:16 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Brit Bob


    Quite simply, if RG-land had its way they wouldn't be taking part.

    Aug 19th, 2017 - 02:26 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Voice

    Roger Lorton

    How many times have you repetitively linked to your fantasy drivel...?
    .... a desperate attempt at recognition and attention perhaps...?
    A real crusader would have kept the alias...
    Course there would have been no medal for an alias...

    Aug 19th, 2017 - 04:01 pm - Link - Report abuse -7
  • HughJuanCoeurs

    Voicey. There is a lot of fantasy drivel spouted here and almost all of it by Argentines and their supporters. When the peoples of the Commonwealth have finished with the baton, I'm sure that they could be persuaded to tell you to insert it into one of your lower body orifices, preferably sideways, to stem the flow of such drivel from yourself.

    Aug 19th, 2017 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Voice

    You appear familiar with uses for a baton...
    Even a preferred way to use them...
    I'm guessing yours is a Huge Juan...

    Aug 19th, 2017 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse -7
  • Roger Lorton

    “A real crusader would have kept the alias..”


    I don't have any need to hide behind one Voice. Never really did. How about you?

    Gob-shite Scottish Nat who refuses to acknowledge he's British? Or are you just visiting?


    Aug 20th, 2017 - 01:34 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • DemonTree

    “Gob-shite Scottish Nat who refuses to acknowledge he's British?”

    Voice a Scottish Nationalist?! Have you even read any of his posts?

    @Brit Bob
    What does it have to do with Venezuela though?

    Aug 20th, 2017 - 08:19 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton

    I have. His quality of English suggests that he was brought up here. It doesn't come over as American English so I'm reasonably certain he is native. Whether 100% native is moot. He's certainly not Argentine, as he simply does know enough of the propaganda to have been born to it. He's located in Scotland almost certainly, and the way he refers to the 'British' indicates he is no fan. Disaffected Scot would be my bet on a sweep-stake. Nat seemed most likely, hence my goad.

    Aug 20th, 2017 - 08:26 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • DemonTree

    I think he's most likely British as well, but without an accent who can tell from where? He's never supported the SNP though, and in the elections thread he said he voted tactically to get them out. That's why it sounds ridiculous to say he is one.

    Aug 20th, 2017 - 08:58 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton

    Fair enough - I hadn't seen that. I'll store it away for future use.

    A fair while ago he said something which placed him in Scotland. Can't remember what now, but you comment about tactical voting would support that. It's of no great importance. We don't get on - you may have noticed.

    Aug 20th, 2017 - 09:14 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Clyde15


    How long have you been on this forum ! Years ago Voice and I had an acrimonious run-in.
    He accused me of being a “wanabee” Brit. or ex-pat. Eventually he accepted that I was Scottish and had a good knowledge of the locality where he lives...having been born there.

    I am certain that he lives in the Holy Loch area and could probably pin point his dwelling to within a half mile. If I was really keen, I could probably find his address from persons we mutually have met. However, this I won't do as it is of no great interest to me.

    Why he will not reveal his nationality, I can't understand. It just creates doubts as to his possible motives.

    From his postings, he is definitely not a supporter of the Scot. Nats.

    Aug 20th, 2017 - 09:55 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Roger Lorton

    Clyde, following Demon Tree's comments I have accepted that. Voice's dislike of anything British just made it more likely.

    I am/have been on so many forums that I struggle to remember who said what and where - but now that you mention it :-)

    Aug 20th, 2017 - 10:04 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Kipper

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Aug 21st, 2017 - 04:43 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Pete Bog


    Why don't you ask for it back now, it's apparently located just outside Buenos Aires?

    Aug 25th, 2017 - 02:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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