Sunday, 20 January 2013

The Falklands THE BIG QUESTION Announced

The Falkland Island's Government have announced the question for their referendum on their political status taking place on March 10th and 11th.

The question that will be put to Falkland Islanders is: 

"Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political status as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom?"
“YES or NO”

Over 2400 Falkland Islanders will go to the polls to decide the future of the Island indisputably.  Under the Island's constitution residents have the right to self determination and the vote will send out a message loud and clear on the wishes of the native population.
Whilst it is fairly clear that residents are going to vote yes in the referendum, the result is likely to cause increasing diplomatic friction between the UK and Argentina and military plans have already been put in place to ensure the safety and defence of the Islands over the coming months.
As a nation we have a proud history of allowing self determination to our overseas territory but also of following the principle that British soil is British soil where ever it is found on the globe. We will defend British citizens and territory whether its on the banks of the Thames or islands in the south Atlantic.
In the next few years the oil reserves found around the Falklands are going to become a important resource for residents and the world economy and its important politically that we maintain our strong links and relationship with the Island's government and residents.
 I for one are proud of my British subjects across the sea who have put up a stiff upper lip to the Argentinian aggression and maintained their little bit of quintessential Britain on the edge of the subarctic maritime climate zone three cheers for the Falklands.
Hip Hip Hooray
Hip Hip Hooray
Hip Hip Hooray
and God save the Queen.

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