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Margaret Thatcher and the Falkland Islands

(1) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 6:02 AM

Margaret Thatcher's personal commitment to the Falkland Islands was widely acknowledged in the aftermath of the 1982 conflict with Argentina. She was granted the Freedom of the Falkland Islands and, if you ever visit Stanley, you will see come upon a 'Thatcher Drive'. Even before her death, it was common...

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White Puffs of Smoke? The Falkland Islands Referendum

(7) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 12:59 PM

The celebrations on Arch Green, outside Stanley Cathedral, on Monday 11 March, revealed the strength of emotion and passion that has circulated around this referendum process, ever since it was announced in June 2012. Lusty renditions of 'We are sailing', 'Rule Britannia' and 'God Save the Queen' were accompanied by...

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Return to Sender?

(6) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 6:00 PM

Sometimes it might be wiser to keep the content of a letter private. But President Kirchner is not someone to be discreet about an issue she cares deeply about - the 'recovery' of the Falkland Islands.

In her open letter to David Cameron, she rails against British colonialism and this...

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