Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Congratulations to the people of the Falklands

I, for one, am glad the Falkland Islanders had their referendum and pleased they wish to remain British.

Its now up to the weak Cameron to put the sort of Naval and Air assets down South that would end any more Argentine colonial agression in short order.

There is a significant long term problem with one airfield and a long and predictable supply chain ....

2 comments:

Tony G said...

I disagree, the referendum is a nonsense - what other outcome could there have been? On the other point I'm sure the islands airfield and harbour infrastructure will be upgraded as soon as the oil starts to flow.

Man in a Shed said...

Given that the Falklands population is more mixed than often realised it could have been quite different.

The analogy is with Gibraltar, where a referendum stopped Blair's attempt to sell the population out.

The British government , of all colours, is notoriously bad at making appropriate defence preparations. Its the genius and bravery of our forces that usually pulls the iron from the fire.

But the Falklands could go the way of Crete ...