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Conflict leads nowhere, “we must look at real challenges: protecting fisheries in the South Atlantic”

Monday, February 11th 2019 - 09:31 UTC
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In a long interview published this weekend in Clarin, UK ambassador Mark Kent emphasized on the coincidences of UK and Argentina, admitted his appeal in Twitter, a form of soft power, which has made him one of the most popular foreign diplomats in Buenos Aires. Read full article


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  • Roger Lorton

    Here's the original from our very own (your very own) Natasha, who I wouldn't trust to lie straight in bed let alone accurately report an interview with a British Ambassador.

    Now, anyone want to try a quick search on 'sovereignty dispute'?

    Feb 11th, 2019 - 10:47 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • GALlamosa

    Ambassador Kent is insufficiently clear about whether ”That is bringing more trade missions, investment, collaboration among museums, the different ministries, that is what I mean by action and adapting the relation to modern times.“ refers to Argentina-UK collaboration, or whether he expects these things between the Falklands and Argentina.

    If the latter he has run his time, and needs to move on. Trade missions and investment are things that happen between countries who trust each other, and have mutual respect. For as long as Argentina maintains economic sanctions against the Falkland Islands (and probably for 2/3 Governments after that) Falkland Islanders will not put themselves at risk of Argentine infiltration.

    What he is right about is the need to protect fish stocks and the ecology of the SW Atlantic. That is the most important project we could jointly work on, for everyones benefit.

    Feb 11th, 2019 - 11:13 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Islander1

    Direct trade between Arg and the Falklands is actually impossible- because of Argentina!
    No way would an Arg Govt permit its Customs Dept or Agricultural Department to ever sign any of the normal standard export shipping and agricultural health documents of shipment - to do so Arg Govt would be admitting we were not their territory - and somehow cannot see them doing that very soon!

    So if that was what the Ambassador was maybe thinking of- he is indeed badly misinformed.

    Feb 11th, 2019 - 11:39 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Mr. Lorton...

    Yet another thing we agree on...
    - I wouldn't trust Natasha to lie straight in bed let alone accurately report an interview with anybody..., not even after 10 strong “cocktail car” drinks full with sodium thiopental....

    Went bowhunting recently with a innovative recurve design one of the young ones bought in France...
    A 45 pounder...,28''..., full carbon..., 284 grams..., yupppp..., just 284 grams on me kitchen scale..!!!

    Quite fun...

    El Think...

    Feb 11th, 2019 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    There was direct trade before the war, wasn't there? Did Argentina agree to sign the permits back then or was there some other arrangement?

    Feb 11th, 2019 - 12:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    Been a while since I picked up a bow Think. Been a longer while since I lifted a 12 bore. Two cataract ops and my eyes aint what they were.

    Be well.

    Feb 11th, 2019 - 01:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Sorry to hear...
    Take care..., lad...

    Feb 11th, 2019 - 01:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    Argentina's Continental Shelf Claims and The UN CLCA Commission (1 page):-

    And what does international law say about the ownership of natural resources?

    Feb 11th, 2019 - 01:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Patrick Edgar

    The ones infiltrated are the Islander puppets hosted on occupied territory to take the brunt of the Argentine protest of usurpation and claim to the islands dating back to before they were brought over for that purpose. Who instead of having the freedom to live in confidence and engage the Argentine in comfortable conversation about the complications of the world, feel they must attack with a constructed scheme of nonsense lies and hysterical irrelevant defensiveness.
    Funny Lorton, how you are always stupidly saying “Argentina was never in the game, and that there is no dispute”, while Ambassador Kent made reference to both positions regarding the sovereignty dispute about five times in this article. ... And you want people to NOT think you're kookoo?
    The islander's narrative carried forth and driven into the population by pro-Britain self serving elitists, people who do not really care for their genuine heart or freedom to ponder peace and discourse, are slowly but surely honing a resentful blindly begrudging society, constantly nourishing their political ignorance in the name of flaying the flag of obstinance in exchange for their lack of self awareness and lack of self benefiting determination and freedom, has served to simplify the dispute and now sadly include the islanders into an equation that has promoted them from innocence to conspirators, to now graduating to become the invading population itself.
    Good job

    Feb 12th, 2019 - 12:00 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Roger Lorton

    Oh hello, Rambling Sid Edgar is back.

    Mark 'Loose Lips' Kent appears to have suffered from some leading questions by the devious reporter we all know and distrust called Natasha (surname indecipherable). In the process he appears to have forgotten the Ministerial comments from Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd (1994), Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg (2012) and Defence Secretary Michael Fallon (2016) that Britain considers the matter settled (Hurd said “effectively settled”). Fallon's comments in particular caused some controversy in Argentina.

    Somehow I doubt that a populist Ambassador outweighs three Ministers of the Crown.

    I find it disconcerting that a British Ambassador has an Argentine fan club, but then we've been here before. Both Robertson and Henderson in the first half of the 20th century went a little native and both are long forgotten. This grasping at straws by Malvinistas will pass into oblivion too.

    I see that Mr Ambassador is promoting the Daily Express article in his support. The Express? Couldn't the FCO have done better?

    There will be no conversations with Argentina on the subject of sovereignty of the Falklands, and I feel confident in restating that the British position is that the matter is considered settled.

    Mr. Kent should be wary of Natashas.

    Feb 12th, 2019 - 11:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • :o))

    What may appear to be a perfect political sense; can be an economic disaster. But the leaders are politicians & not economists. And what makes it even worse, is their extreme desire in their own personal economy!

    Feb 13th, 2019 - 09:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    Christopher Robin went native too.

    Feb 14th, 2019 - 12:37 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • :o))

    REF: protecting fisheries in the South Atlantic

    Although any kind of conflict leads nowhere; the fisheries FIRST need to be protected against the unstoppable pollution. If not; any conflict is a waste of time!

    Feb 14th, 2019 - 09:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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