Thursday, 14 June 2012

14 June 1982 - end of the Falklands War

Thirty years ago today the Argentines surrendered in Port Stanley, on 14 June 1982, and returned the Falkland islands to British control. 649 Argentine military personnel, 255 British military personnel and three Falkland Islanders died during the conflict. We should remember them all.
Yesterday the Falkland Islanders announced that there will be a referendum on self determination. I hope that they vote very strongly to remain British and stop the Argentinian colonialists from blockading their trade and making life difficult for people who just want to live in peace.
Would be only too happy to go to the islands as an election monitor [they will need some monitors as the vote matters so much] but suspect that I have plenty to do here!