30 years next year our brave troops retook the Falkland Islands after the Argentinian invasion - many lives were lost on both sides. Next year, in particular, we will remember the troops who we lost.
The Argentinian President has been stirring the pot lately as she tries to ensure her re-election. She forgets one thing: all of the Falkland Islanders want to stay British. I met with the representatives of the Falkland Islands Association in October, and support them 100%- I have not been myself but hope to remedy that in 2012. My thoughts at Christmas, in particular, go out to our troops providing the Islands with protection, led by Brigadier Bill Aldridge, of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. If you have not been to the Falklands go soon - it is an amazing place and Falkland Island Holidays [findable on the web]can help with tourism.
More details of Argentina's behaviour are set out today on the BBC
Good to hear the Prime Minister making it clear that sovereignty remains totally non negotiable