Not at first, but we're paying for it now.We didn't pay for England either...
And the Argies don't live on Falkland, the first colonisers were French. One of the main supporters of the Argies in this are the Spaniards, who recently raised the subject of Gib again. The Argies main claim to Falkland is via Spanish colonisation and one of the reasons the Spanish aren't keen on the idea of Britain keeping Falkland is that we use the argument of, 'the wishes of the population.'No, but we live here!
Lots of folks here nattering about somewhere a long way from the UK, who've never actually been there. I spent two weeks on the islands a couple of years ago and I can tell you that the population of the Falklands is more British than we are, which is really the crux of the issue...whilst they want to remain tied to the UK, HMG will do what's necessary to see that's the case. The fact that a Trafalgar class hunter-killer sub has been deployed is just upping the game, we actually have no idea how many submarines have been deployed in that area since 1982...I suspect it's many more than just this one. The British base at MPA is also vast with around 2000 or so personnel including a then squadron of Tornados (now Typhoons) I went all over the islands...Goose Green, the British cemetery at Blue Beach, the Argentinian cemetery, Stanley and was taken on a personal guided tour of Mount Harriet, one of the battlefields and taken by 42 Commando.Alan Jones":t1aab8vd said:
Given we have no resources of our and the Scots are seeking independence, I think your point may have a bearing on it!Blister":1vp9d5ut said: