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Little has changed since the referendum, MLA Pollard tells Clarín

Tuesday, March 14th 2023 - 10:25 UTC
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Marking the 10th anniversary of the Falklands Islands referendum regarding self-determination, MLA Mark Pollard was interviewed by Buenos Aires' Clarín to discuss that consultation and other topics regarding current events involving the South Atlantic overseas territories. Read full article


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  • Jo Bloggs

    Nicely put, Mark. Good job.

    Such a shame we have to live with these bullies. At least we have water between us. It must be tedious for Chile, Montevideo, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia.

    Mar 14th, 2023 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Steve Potts

    The Narnians continue to live in a fantasy world of their own making.

    Eat, sleep and digest: 'The emergence into any other political status freely determined by the people constitute modes of implementing the right of self-determination by that people.’

    Mar 14th, 2023 - 11:49 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Pugol-H

    The article is ‘subscriber only’ on the Clarin website, which I’m not.

    Still, would be interesting to know what spin they put on it and what, if any, is the Argy reaction to it.

    Mar 14th, 2023 - 03:46 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Argentine citizen

    haha nope, nathing changed mark.. That is the reason why we make you travel thousands and thousands of kilometers away from your home to go every year before the UN before the decolonization forum...
    Well, it's not that we make you travel, you travel on your own because there is an open dispute, otherwise you wouldn't travel

    Mar 16th, 2023 - 05:23 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Monkeymagic


    The decolonization committee has nothing to do with sovereignty disputes. Nothing at all.

    It has to do with de-colonization as the UN sees the current British Overseas Territories and non-self determining.

    There are three solutions that the UN put forward to non self-governing people

    1) They could (as the majority of French Overseas Territories do) vote in the Parliamentary elections of the country with sovereignty. If Britain was worried about the decolonization committee, if its what the islanders wanted we could arrange that tomorrow, and they'd be off the list.

    2) They could declare independence from the UK, again over 50 countries around the world have done just that. If its what the islanders we could do that too.

    3) They could choose to be part of another country, like Chile or Uruguay or Spain, if both parties agreed, that would get them off the list.

    No solution is for them to be taken over against their will.

    Sorry if this is too much for you to understand, but Argentina have been paying all their Latino and corrupt failed State friends to sit on the wrong committee

    Mar 16th, 2023 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Bud Spencer

    Is that the best you have got Citizen, sheer desperation,

    Mar 16th, 2023 - 12:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Err, it’s the UK and the Islanders that are quite happy with the status quo, not perfect but working on it and far better than any alternative on offer.

    It is Argentina that is desperate to change things, so they have at least something rather than the nothing they have now.

    The CFK government repeatedly complained that the status quo worked for the UK and blocked them from any progress.

    Be careful what you wish for, the status quo is certain to remain the status quo for a long time, which means Argentina is kept out of the S. Atlantic, which cuts off your access to the Antarctic.

    Mar 16th, 2023 - 01:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “To go every year before the UN before the decolonization forum.”

    If I was an Islander, I’d want to be able to speak for myself. And avoid
    acquiescence that prevents Argentina’s legal claim due to extinctive prescription.

    Mar 16th, 2023 - 03:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh


    Hey come on be fair you can't expect a dimwit like Arge Cit to know something complicated like that now can you?

    Mind you even if he did know he would either ignore it or try desperately to twist it into something it's not.

    Mar 17th, 2023 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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