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Always wrong, about everything

Argentinian firebrand Javier Milei is right about one thing: British sovereignty of the Falklands must end
Simon Jenkins

The settled position is that the Falkland Islanders get to make the decision.
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And, of course, no Argentinian President is ever going to say anything other than that they are Argentinian. It’s like a British PM is never going to say “Well, you know, I don’t really like cooked breakfasts, warm beer or old maids cycling to communion through the mist.” The truth could be whatever, but they’re not going to come out and say it.

25 thoughts on “Always wrong, about everything”

  1. So he’s not right about letting Argentinians keep more of their own money, because that’s far right and mental.

    But he is right about wanting to colonise some far-off islands his country doesn’t own and raise the Argie flag over a British population that doesn’t want to join the Argentine Union. Because, uh, Brexit or gammons or something.

    …all this according to a ‘British’ newspaper that last week (?) was arguing against the right of British people to fly the British flag in London (technically still part of Britain).

    And I’m not even surprised. Every day is a Tuesday when you’re Raul Julia enough, eh?

    Big Love to our Argie pals, who fought and lost like men in ’82. They and we have far bigger problems now than the status of the Falkland Islands.

    It’s like a British PM is never going to say “Well, you know, I don’t really like cooked breakfasts, warm beer or old maids cycling to communion through the mist

    “I HOPE YOU LIKE HAMAS SUPPORTERS CYCLING THROUGH THE ULEZ TO SUPPORT JUST STOP OIL, HOO HOO HOO, GORA!” – Rishibald Aloo Sunak

  2. Btw – a few years ago, when Porky Dave was creaming himself at the dispatch box over his own raceplay fantasy of being replaced by a brown man.

    We didn’t realise at the time it was because Dave fucking hates us, did we?

    Never trust a Tory or a pervert (and they’re frequently the same thing – do you personally know anyone who has had coitus with a pig? Me neither.).

  3. From the article:

    “The Foreign Office seems to have unlimited sums for imperial gestures. Social care ministers can eat their hearts out. Carriers are sent to the South China Sea, destroyers to the Black Sea and a patrol boat to the Falklands.”

    They’ve also got extravagant fortunes to spend on River Class offshore patrol vessels, which we see most days from our living room window as they wait, tea urn and doughnuts at the ready, to pounce on any illegal immigrants unable to make it to shore under their own power.

  4. Sam Vara – it is an interesting point of fact that Britain’s sea borders would be considerably more secure if the Russian navy was patrolling them.

    One ping only, pleashe.

  5. When looking at a map I am always struck by how far away the Falkland Islands are from Argentina; it’s not like the Isle of Wight. As well as historical claims geographical ones are also made: on that basis Trinidad must belong to Venezuela.

  6. Ironically, if he somehow manages to turn Argentina around, the Falklanders might actually agree to become Malvinians;)

    But until and unless that happens, well . . . the Argentinian military ain’t exactly in a *better* condition than it was in the 1980’s.

  7. The Rowlands, Ridley and Peruvian plans offered the islanders security. The UN and other Latin American countries were to share in guarantees.

    As if the UN and Latin America would have guaranteed anything other than fuckery and failure.

    Almost as stupid as Ukraine being persuaded by unreliable new friends to give up its nukes to its big ugly neighbour in exchange for the big ugly neighbour and the unreliable friends guaranteeing its borders.
    Amazingly, that didn’t work out well.

  8. @jgh
    Not to mention the territory of Paraguay annexed as a result of the 1864-70 war. Maybe they should also consider war crime reparations;

  9. Steve,

    “But he is right about wanting to colonise some far-off islands his country doesn’t own and raise the Argie flag over a British population that doesn’t want to join the Argentine Union. Because, uh, Brexit or gammons or something.”

    Who says he wants to do this? Talk is cheap. This is like the Tories appointing Johnny Mercer as Minister for Veterans. Johnny seemed pleased as punch that the government was taking veterans concerns seriously, but in truth, they just hired a military man for a PR job to make it looked like they cared. Cost? I guess a few quid on some headed notepaper and a website. And they probably got a few thousand votes for that.

    Same with Esther McVey as “minister for common sense”. She’ll just turn up on GB News now and again talking about woke stuff and doing nothing. But a few people will think Rishi cares about this stuff. Again, how cheap can someone at the civil service knock up a website?

    Milei will appoint some alcoholic who does sod all except the odd handshake with a foreign politician and talk about progress on the Malvinas while achieving nothing. Argentina has more to gain from flogging reasonably priced Malbec to Britain than gaining a lot of sheep and penguins. I would bet my house that not even a boy scout with a pea shooter will land at Port Stanley while Milei is in power.

  10. Harry Haddock's Ghost

    The extremist libertarian nazi child eating nutter bloke’s (© The BBC /Guardian) position on the Falklands is almost identical to our own.

    He thinks they are Argentinian, but says any change in sovereignty must come with the agreement of the inhabitants.

    We think they stay British while that is the wish of the inhabitants.

    They seem both a) sensible and b) similar, positions to me

  11. Isn’t there a bunch of oil under the Falklands and that’s why the Argies want them?

    Don’t know if it’s true or not.

    Also heard there was a load of oil and that under Donbass.

    Again, read it on the internets so take with a truckload of salt.

    Governments the world over simply do not give a fuck about their populations.* Usually they’re just after resources.

    * El Salvador maybe? Probably not, probably just clearing out the gangs because they were becoming big enough to be a threat.

  12. WB – I just assumed that was the standard Argentinian Bloke martial fantasy, just as you should never trust any Englishman who honestly enjoys peace with France.

  13. Western Bloke

    Who told you about the Amazonian Commando elite mercenaries in the Argentine Army ( El Scoutos ) all armed with blowpipes ?

  14. Steve,

    “WB – I just assumed that was the standard Argentinian Bloke martial fantasy, just as you should never trust any Englishman who honestly enjoys peace with France.”

    I think his fantasy is getting a Ford Granada, a sheepskin coat and nicking villains with Dennis Waterman.

  15. “the Argentinian military ain’t exactly in a *better* condition than it was in the 1980’s.“

    Neither is the British military,

  16. Bloke in North Dorset

    BniC,

    As things stand, the difference is that next time they wouldn’t get near the Falklands – they probably wouldn’t get far outside their [12*] mile limit.

    *Or whatever the current limit is for accepted territorial waters.

  17. Tbf, Milei had to say something like that otherwise the Peronistas would have gone all Alastair Campbell on him. He’s already got enough Peronista-caused sh1t to deal with at home without getting into foreign policy

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