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Argentine lawmakers wish to travel to Falklands but with no migration passport stamping

Saturday, February 23rd 2019 - 10:59 UTC
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A group of Argentine lawmakers from president Mauricio Macri's coalition is willing to travel to the Falkland Islands in the near future, but, a big but is that their passports are not to be stamped by migration when they land in the Islands. Read full article


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  • Brit Bob

    Argentinian 'law makers' need to take note:

    Resolution 2625 XXV 24 Oct 1970

    UNGA 2625 (XXV). Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations - The principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples (Sub heading 5, para 5). The establishment of a sovereign and independent State, the free association or integration with an independent State or the emergence into any other political status freely determined by a people constitute modes of implementing the right of self-determination by that people.

    The islanders have a voted to remain ‘Associated with the UK' their legal right.

    Falklands – Freely Determined Political Status (1 pg):

    Feb 23rd, 2019 - 09:01 am - Link - Report abuse +6
  • Lord Loon

    Rather than just stamp them in a civilised manner, we could arrange for them to be defaced like Falklands passports are when visiting Argentina.

    Feb 23rd, 2019 - 09:42 am - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Voice

    No Bob they didn't vote to remain “Associated with the UK” they voted to remain a BOT....
    There is a huge difference...Associated is not an option now for former colonies...

    Feb 23rd, 2019 - 12:39 pm - Link - Report abuse -10
  • Ann Other

    The situation with Gibraltar is different as it joined the EU under the British Treaty of Accession and has implemented all EU directives. The Falklands did not. Also Spain is a member state so can make outrageous demands. The EU Parliament have solidly rejected the inclusion of language about fictional 'Colonies'.

    Feb 23rd, 2019 - 02:26 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • R. Ben Madison

    Nice to see Argentina wants better relations with its future slaves.

    Feb 23rd, 2019 - 04:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    They have a cats chance inhell of coming here without going through standard procedures- they are already biasing themselves before they arrive- coning with a predermined view and result and just “what crumbs can we offer these implanted colonists to either get out or accept us as their Colonial masters”.

    Now - if they were prepared to come with an open mind- respect our position -= and we would respect theirs- then yes maybe both sides could meet and discuss and air each others views and see if we can find a way forward to become more friends- BUT only whilst respecting the funadmental differences we each have.

    Feb 23rd, 2019 - 11:26 pm - Link - Report abuse +7
  • rule_britannia

    Dinatale explains that lawmakers don't want a Falklands' migration stamp, since this “would undermine the Argentine sovereignty claim over the Malvinas.”

    So presumably NOT having a Falklands' migration stamp would enhance the sovereignty claim.

    You have your answer: NO WAY; JOSÉ.

    Feb 24th, 2019 - 02:22 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • FitzRoy

    No, Voice, we all voted to remain associated with Great Britain.

    Feb 24th, 2019 - 11:54 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    No, FitzRoy, the question posed by the referendum was...:

    ***“ Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political status as an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom? ”***

    As usual..., Mr. Voice is right in his asseveration...

    Feb 24th, 2019 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Enrique Massot

    The insurmountable contradictions of Macri and his gang, burning with the desire to suck up to the UK, the USA and any other country they think may give them support as they keep dismantling Argentina's economy.

    Feb 24th, 2019 - 07:47 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Jack Bauer

    I suppose those lawmakers must think they are smart.....have a feeling they are going to be disappointed. Too bad.

    Feb 24th, 2019 - 09:06 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Swede

    Of course they should not get such a privilege. They could use it at home to “prove” that it was a “domestic” flight from the “continent” to the “Malvinas” and not an international one from Argentina to the F.I.

    Feb 24th, 2019 - 10:59 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Roger Lorton

    As usual Think? Voice owes me an apology regarding one message in a bottle. ;-)

    Feb 25th, 2019 - 12:17 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Think

    Mr. Roger Lorton...

    I have no idea about your private bottled messages to Mr. Voice..., nor if any apology is due..., lad...

    Besides... I wrote “as usual”..., not “as always”..., didn't I...?

    Feb 25th, 2019 - 02:09 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Roger Lorton

    'Always' is certainly out; while 'usual' remains moot. 'Occasionally' may be the more accurate ;-)

    Thought you'd have remembered Bougainville's message in a bottle saga? Took two months to bottom that snippet of irrelevant information.

    Pity Mrs Brown isn't around.

    Feb 25th, 2019 - 04:33 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Rufus

    Well, of course they're entitled to fly to the Falklands without having their passports stamped.
    They're entitled to discuss anything they like with anyone they like while they're there.

    Although what they're not entitled to do is go landside without having passed through customs and immigration, having their luggage and documents checked and stamped accordingly.
    And the conversations they're likely to have airside won't be terribly helpful for them I feel.

    Feb 25th, 2019 - 11:29 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • golfcronie

    Oh why does Argentina always want to circumvent international law? Bloody numpties.

    Feb 25th, 2019 - 02:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Voice

    What apology Roger?
    Have you unearthed something that disputed her historical account?
    If you have.... you haven't shown it to me and I don't understand how I would be apologising for someone's historical account, especially when that someone was unbiased, highly qualified and given access to all the British documents by the British Govt...

    Very good tactic by the way Roger...casting doubt upon my ability to be right...but without saying I'm wrong...especially when you know that I am right, Mr. Think is right and poor ole Bob is absolutely Wrong...;-)))))))
    Who cares about facts though, look at the plus six Bob gets for writing an inaccurate load of old cods wallop...and the minus eight I get for telling him the truth...
    You must find it encouraging to see folk applauding
    Man up and tell Pottsy he's wrong...

    Feb 26th, 2019 - 12:53 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Roger Lorton

    You were persistent in claiming that Mrs Brown was correct in her assertions of the location for the bottle and that I was wrong. You even suggested that I would quietly recognise this when I next updated my Timeline.

    And yes, I have unearthed a mass of evidence (so much that I've had to add a chapter) and yes, I have updated the Timeline accordingly which you clearly have not read.

    Everything I said was correct but I know that Mrs Voices little girl aint one for apologies but should you wish to learn, you find it all here -

    Is 'associated' the same as 'free association' ......? You'll have to ask Bob.

    Feb 26th, 2019 - 08:47 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • imoyaro

    Well Kamerad/Komrade Rique, as the José Goebbels of Mercopress, you continue to support a Fascist /National Socialist viewpoint in support of your now defunct Dictatorship. Of course you can't do this forever, and I have a nice bottle of Chilean Carménère aging for the day I can read your obituary with a smile. :)
    “Rique, Payaso, Vos Sos El Asesino!”

    Feb 26th, 2019 - 09:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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