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New Labour leadership confirms support for Falklands and self determination

Friday, May 29th 2020 - 08:55 UTC
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Stephen Doughty MP, said current leader, Sir Keir Starmer, and Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy, “were fully supportive of the Falklands and behind us 100%.” REUTERS Stephen Doughty MP, said current leader, Sir Keir Starmer, and Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy, “were fully supportive of the Falklands and behind us 100%.” REUTERS

The British Labour Party this week reaffirmed its commitment to the Falklands and Falkland Islanders’ right to self-determination.

MLA Stacy Bragger told Penguin News this week that the Shadow Foreign Office Minister with responsibility for the Falklands, Stephen Doughty MP, said both the current leader, Sir Keir Starmer, and Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy, “were fully supportive of the Falklands and behind us 100%.”

The statement reaffirms the position stated in the 2017 and 2019 Labour general election manifestos, in which the Labour Party set out their support for the Islanders’ right to self determination.

MLA Bragger, who held a video call with Mr Doughty on behalf of the Legislative Assembly this week, said that he took the opportunity to speak to Mr Doughty about a range of different issues including our Covid-19 response and Brexit.

“It was a really positive discussion and it was heartening to hear Mr Doughty confirm the Labour Party’s continued support for our right to self-determination,” said MLA Bragger.

 

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  • Mike Summers

    To us DA it is worth mentioning, because the previous leader was of doubtful principles on the matter. Labour Party policy has always been strong on the issue though. It is after all based on a fundamental UN principle.

    May 29th, 2020 - 12:36 pm +2
  • Don Alberto

    It's hardly worth mentioning.

    Of course Labour supports Britishers' right to be British, supports the Falkland Islands and supports self-determination as stated in the Charter of the United Nations.

    May 29th, 2020 - 10:32 am +1
  • Marti Llazo

    This is indeed a meaningful change, and places any hopes that Argentina might be able to grab the islands several more light years from its filthy imperialist grasp.

    As the years go by and the islands enjoy greater security and development, Argentina's silly little hysterical soap-box tertulias for the matter become increasingly laughable. Proof that tercermundista Argentina is further than ever from being considered a serious or modern country.

    May 29th, 2020 - 04:14 pm +1
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