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Falkland Islands economy and Brexit…how tough will it be?

Friday, July 12th 2019 - 23:56 UTC
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Last week Penguin News reported on the uncertainty surrounding Brexit causing a slump in meat sales from the Falkland Islands Meat Company and lower prices. Read full article

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  • RedBaron

    “FIG does not question Brexit; we respect the right of the people of the UK to determine their own future..............but did anyone in the Falklands have a vote on that?

    Also, why didn't British residents residing in the EU have a vote, as Brexit affected them too!

    Adding all the votes of the people who were more likely to vite Remain but were excluded, the vote would probably have gone the other way and we would not be in this mess now.

    Jul 13th, 2019 - 10:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    TWIMC...

    Mr. Spink says above....:
    ***“ “If a Spanish vessel catches fish here it doesn’t pay a tariff to enter Europe............ So there are various ways people may choose to mitigate the impact of any tariff.”***

    Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee......
    Mr. Spink should do as he preaches above and don't panic and lie to Penguin News in their very faces...
    - As things stand today..., if a Spanish vessel catches fish IN MALVINAS WATERS AFTER BREXIT..., IT WILL HAVE TO PAY A TARIFF AS HIGH AS 20%...

    Porkies have short legs..., Mr Spink...

    Jul 13th, 2019 - 01:10 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Islander1

    Red Baron,
    Nail on the Head! No we were never offered the choice of a vote- nor was any other Br.Overseas Territory - except Gibraltar and we felt a bit ostracised when they did have one- albeit they are physically attached as well as economically.

    Jul 13th, 2019 - 08:42 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Who's the Anglo Squatting Pirate that voted my comment up...?
    I DEMAND MY DOWN VOTES...!
    ;-)

    Jul 13th, 2019 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • RedBaron

    Strange that Cameron missed those tricks of including the BoT voters and all the expats in Spain, France, etc.....another 300,000 Remainers would have tipped the balance. Sad to see how arrogant Cameron was to think that he had it in the bag.

    Jul 14th, 2019 - 06:56 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    TWIMC...

    UKIP's European Parlamentarian Robert Rowlands..., (representing ~4.000.000 British voters)
    recent written call for Britain to sink Spanish..., French..., Portuguese..., Dutch... German..., Danish and Norwegian fishing boats “as they did with the Belgrano”... directly calling for Civilian European Citizens to be killed...........:
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/12/brexit-party-mep-criticised-over-belgrano-twitter-comments
    ........................................ has undoubtely been duly noted by all involved EU member states..., and will certainly NOT help the aspirations of the very same pirating & murderous Brits squatting on the South Atlantic to obtain any form of fisheries “Partnership” or “reduced fish import tarifs” with the EU...
    On the contrary..., I would Think...

    Capisce...?

    Jul 14th, 2019 - 12:01 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • RedBaron

    That's the first time I have heard the Belgrano described as a fishing boat.......but now we can add poaching to the list of reasons for the sinking.

    Jul 14th, 2019 - 03:24 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Think

    TWIMC...

    It will undoubtely be a lot of such “first time episodes”... as long as them Engrishmen continue to elect such animals to cater for their inner swine...

    Interesting times ahead... What is it the Yanks always say in such situations...???

    Ohhhh yeahhhhh................... Pass the Popcorn...

    Jul 14th, 2019 - 05:22 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • The Barron

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Jul 20th, 2019 - 01:03 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • RedBaron

    England doesn't have anything to return to anyone, least of all the Malvinas.
    Now, if you were expecting Great Britain to release the Falkland Islands to anyone, Argentina will have to wait for a long, long time, especially as they messed up the last chance.

    Jul 20th, 2019 - 04:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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