According to yesterday’s Buenos Aires Herald, the G77 + China has made a statement insisting that Britain returns to the negotiating table and discusses the Falkland Islands with Argentina.
How many times does Britain have to say ‘No’ before the message finally gets through?
The Group of 77 + China, which makes 78 according to my maths, apparently now has 132 members. Made up of supposedly ‘developing’ countries, the list of members includes such notable advocates of freedom and democracy as China, Afghanistan, Cuba, North Korea and Zimbabwe. Indeed, a large proportion of them fall under the general heading of ‘flawed democracies’, if not downright dictatorships.
And they presume to try to tell Britain that it should ignore the United Nation’s founding Charter and ride roughshod over the wishes and the interests of a Non-self Governing Territory, that the same UN has committed the United Kingdom to take care of under Article 73.
Shouting about a ‘colony’ in an attempt to fudge the issue of the Islanders’ right to determine their own future, we have a bunch of lame banana Republics attempting to apply pressure on the one country that sustains a fair few of them. The same country that allowed those ex-colonies of the British Empire to fully exercise their own rights to an independent future. Good enough for them but not for the Falkland Islanders’ apparently. Why? Maybe because the Falkland Islanders are not the correct colour to have any rights. Not dark enough to be seen as a colonial peoples.
But that’s what they are.
Britain should defiantly wave two fingers at the ridiculous G131+ China, and look to immediately stop any development money that it still forks out to this ungrateful bunch.
After all, the money saved could be better employed on a few more missiles in the South Atlantic.
We’ll get out of the Falklands when China gets out of Tibet !