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Old 02-08-2013, 12:38 AM
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Foreign Secretary re-affirms UK’s support for Falkland Islands
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Published:6 February 2013Policy:Supporting the Falkland Islanders’ right to self-determinationMinister:The Rt Hon William Hague MP
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Following the meeting, the Foreign Secretary said:
“I am delighted to have hosted members of the Falkland Islands Government in London today.”
“The Falkland Islands is a self-governing British Overseas Territory and a thriving democracy with a growing economy. Through nine generations the people of the Falklands have worked tirelessly to establish their position in the world and their voice deserves to be heard. With this in mind, I welcome their forthcoming referendum in March. This will be a chance for the people of the Falkland Islands to express their views about how they wish to be governed, and in a democratic and incontestable way without other people speaking for them. They have the British Government’s full support.”
“It is of course a shame that the Argentine Foreign Minister, Hector Timerman, was unwilling to join us for a conversation about the Falkland Islands. As I have said before there is no way such a conversation could have taken place without members of the Falkland Islands Government being present, especially given the current Argentine government’s behaviour towards the Islanders. It is, and must always be, for them to decide their own future.”
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Talking Falkland Islanders vote 98.8% to stay British

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well we wont have any carriers to send down there
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Ha ha ha,
Apparent the '3' people who voted against the Referendum, weren't voting for Argentinian's, they just didn't want the Falklands to be part of the British Commonwealth. LOVL

J&J, you don't have and 'Welsh' relatives down in the Falklands, do you. LOVVL
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well we wont have any carriers to send down there
You are sorted with regards to that in terms of that, the islands as of now cannot be taken by Argies by force, and in future your QE class should take care of that.

Would have to keep an eye on the balance of power in the region of course IMHO, what with USA now tilting towards Argies rather than Britain!
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