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Go there, talk to the people, see what they want, see who they want to be..... that above all else is what matters. The Islands belong to the Islanders, they chose what they want to be. We defend their right to have that choice the same as any other British Overseas Territory. Corbyn is a comedy politician like many of the loony lefties ... shows what an an...
11:41 Sun 30th Aug 2015
He eats babies too, don't forget that.
I can't think for the life of me why anyone would want to live on the Falkland Islands, they are wet, cold windy and covered with penguins.

JC may have a winner here.
the UK was negotiating with Argentina over the Falklands in Maggie's day - was she fit to run the Labour Party?
That the UK owns the Falklands rather than Argentina (or at least some country rather a lot nearer to the Falklands than we are) is more of a historical accident than anything else. On the other hand, the islanders now living there still want to be British. So there ought to be an end of the matter for now. Sorry, Jeremy.
He should go back to designing trouser presses.
As he creases me up.....
No, he is not fit to run the labour party - or much else either. Weston is right, The Falklands have never been owned by Argentina, and are used now and then to stir up emotion among the Argentines for domestic reasons by failing leaders.
Vote Corbyn and you will get Michael Foot without the intellect.
jim; // [Ownership of the Falklands] is more of a historical accident//

No it isn't, The Falklands were occupied by the British fair and square without conflict or opposition and they are 1,523 km (946miles) from Argentina.
Sqad

/// I can't think for the life of me why anyone would want to live on the Falkland Islands, they are wet, cold windy and covered with penguins. ///

Well almost 3,000 wish to, so perhaps we should leave it to them who they wish to be governed by, instead of the usual anti-British interference.

Different definition of historical accident, I guess. I'm not meaning to dispute the British legal right to own the Islands. But it is a bit of an historical accident that we got hold of so much land across the world at one time, no matter how much sense it makes overall.
jno

/// the UK was negotiating with Argentina over the Falklands in Maggie's day - was she fit to run the Labour Party? ///

Was that why she was British enough to send troops over there, so as to defend British citizens.
jim360

/// But it is a bit of an historical accident that we got hold of so much land across the world at one time, no matter how much sense it makes overall. ///

Not an historical 'accident' more of a historical FACT.
Come off it AOG... then again, I guess we all have a three wise monkeys attitude to something.
Corbyn, it seems, is very popular with the young folk, many of which weren't even born when the '82 invasion occurred. Not meant to be a sweeping statement but a lot of those youngsters wont understand the importance of the situation.

At least Corbyn didn't use the term 'Malvinas'!
When the Argies were getting aggresive over the Falklands James Callaghan responded by increaing the protection around the Falklands by sending a small fleet to deter them... it worked.

I'm sure I don't need to repeat what Maggie did during her tenure...do I?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4597581.stm

Now if I were the cynical type, I might even think that the war was somehow, for what ever reason manufactured!
-Talbot-

In Maggi's day the Argies (are we allowed to use that term or is it racist?) were not just getting aggressive over the Falklands, they invaded them.
//The Falklands have never been owned by Argentina//

there were british and spanish settlements on the islands until 1774, when the british withdrew. argentina gained independence from spain in 1816 and in so doing inherited porto soledad (east falkland). thus britain's re-occupation of the islands in the 1830s (even though they were by then uninhabited) was illegal. furthermore, the falkland islanders have no right to self-determination because they are not "aboriginal" as defined in the UN charter.

at least, the above represents the argentine case for the islands. sqad, whilst the islands are largely wet, cold, windy and unappealing, ownership of the islands represents extensive resource rights in the surrounding waters.
/// James Callaghan's government secretly ordered Operation Journeyman after 50 Argentine "scientists" landed on South Thule, prompting fears of an attack. ///

/// Lord Owen, who was foreign secretary in 1977, said that if Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government had taken similar action to that of five years earlier, the war would not have happened. ///

And he would have known that for certain would he?
// On the other hand, the islanders now living there still want to be British. So there ought to be an end of the matter for now. Sorry, Jeremy. //
If they want to be British then invite them to come & live here, everybody else does !!

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