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  • Saturday, October 31st 2015 - 07:14 UTC

    Falklands' visit early next year for Shadow Foreign minister Stephen Doughty

    “The Labor party has a very clear and unchanged position on the Falklands; any decision on their future has to be one made by Falkland Islanders”.

    Cardiff South and Penarth MP Stephen Doughty has become the shadow minister responsible for Africa, South Asia and the Falkland Islands, reports Walesonline. The Labour MP takes on the role at a time when the UK is responding to the migrant crisis in North Africa and tensions have heightened between Britain and Argentina over the future of the Falklands, the Islands which he plans to visit early next year.

  • Monday, October 5th 2015 - 07:13 UTC

    Falklands lawmakers meet Labour MPs and shadow ministers at Brighton conference

    Shadow Secretary of State for Defense Maria Eagle at the Falklands stand next to Sukey Cameron, MLA Jan Cheek and MLA Roger Edwards

    Busy days for Falklands lawmakers and the representative of the Islands' government office in London, FIGO, as they attend the round of British parties conference in England for political contacts and to commercially promote the Falklands.

  • Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 07:26 UTC

    Labour ‘absolutely’ committed to Gibraltar’s self-determination

    “We absolutely as the Labour Party uphold the right of the people of Gibraltar to self-determination” shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn told guests.

    The Gibraltar Chronicle reports that Britain’s Labour Party this week gave an ‘absolute’ commitment to uphold the right of the people of Gibraltar to self-determination. Speaking at a reception organized by the Gibraltar Government on the fringe of the Labour Party conference in Brighton, Hilary Benn, the shadow Foreign Secretary, was unequivocal with his words.

  • Tuesday, September 29th 2015 - 06:19 UTC

    Corbyn's Falklands 'negotiable' approach causes dissent among Labour

    At a reception, Hilary Benn said: “I am the shadow foreign secretary… as far as I’m concerned, we believe in self determination for the Falkland Islands”. (Pic AP)

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn statement that the Falkland Islands are 'negotiable', a position he has maintained since he was first elected to Parliament, not only triggered immediate reaction from veterans and Falkland Islanders when he was chosen earlier this month: in effect, senior members from the party, even those within his shadow cabinet openly express their disapproval of his views, according to UK media reports.