Thirty years on

I was very moved by the TV reports of the commemoration ceremonies on the Falkland Islands to mark the 30th anniversary of the liberation of the islands from a fascist dictatorship.

I note that the Falklands government is to hold a referendum next year on the future of the islands.

I would be willing to bet that

1) It produces a vote of 90% or more to stay British and

2) The Argentine government will take no notice.

Holding the referendum is nevertheless the right thing to do, because instead of people speculating about what the Islanders want we will know for a fact.


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