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UK Prime Minister committed to defending Falklands' wish to remain British

Friday, December 22nd 2023 - 10:15 UTC
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The Falkland Islands flag flew in Parliament Square The Falkland Islands flag flew in Parliament Square

In his Christmas 2023 Message, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak invites the people of the Falkland Islands to look forward with pride and confidence sure of your determination to shape your own future and remain belonging to the British Family.

Happy Christmas to everyone on the Falkland Islands. We look back on another momentous year when the whole great British family was brought together by the coronation of King Charles, the third and Queen Camilla.

Here in London, your representatives took part in the coronation service and parade and the Falkland Islands flag flew proudly in Parliament Square. It was a reminder of your place in the nation's heart.

This year has also once again demonstrated your community spirit and dedication to democracy.

From the young islanders who attended the inaugural UK Overseas Territories Association Youth Summit to the high turnout figures during the recent by-election, it's all a testament to your community pride and your determination to shape your own future.

Your wish to remain a British overseas territory is as clear now as it was ten years ago in the referendum.

I'm committed to defending those wishes, so let's look forward with renewed pride and confidence sure of the deep bonds that unite us. From my family to yours, I wish you a happy Christmas and all the very best for the New Year.

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  • Bud Spencer

    Mr 1833 i regret to inform you that the UK has never recognised the Falklands as either belonging to the United Provinces or Argentina, i have read with interest over time your points, and watched them one by one get destroyed, only for you to return to the same defeated arguments, which no doubt you will do again, only to be defeated again, however i will give you you some credit, at least you try to debate like an adult. even though your claim is absurd.

    Dec 22nd, 2023 - 11:05 pm +3
  • Roger Lorton

    Seeing as Pat the T*at Regini has raised the events surrounding the Lexington raid of December 1831, just thought I'd mention that I have very recently uploaded a Spanish language version of the 1832 exchanges between Buenos Aires and the United States representative, onto the blog site.

    https://falklandstimeline.files.wordpress.com/2023/12/collecion-de-documentos-oficiales-sobre-la-cuestion-pendiente-con-los-ee.uu_.-sobre-las-malvinas-1832.pdf

    The nonsense from Marv '33 I'll ignore. Never did know what he was talking about.

    Dec 23rd, 2023 - 01:08 am +2
  • Bud Spencer

    Problem is little girl. your so called facts are not actually facts and are just myths and lies, and if you bothered to do some genuine research you, would see that, the diatribe and lies stem from Buenos Aires little girl , nowhere else, so take that arrogant chip of your shoulder, as you know nothing about the true history of the Falklands, then jump on a plane and present your lies and diatribe to the ICJ, and after you have been laughed out of court, you can then return with your tail between your legs and tell the rest of Argentina the real truth, by the way the 2 posters who have tantrums and throw insults and accusations are your 2 fellow countrymen, and if you bothered to look you would see that, the Falklands are here to stay and that is the biggest fact of all.

    Dec 25th, 2023 - 01:21 pm +2
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