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Falklands to hold Referendum

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davepoth

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26,137 posts

106 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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Just announced on BBC News. I wonder what the result might be?

Laughingman21

590 posts

118 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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link?

Iceman82

1,309 posts

143 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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It's on the breaking news part of the BBC website

Asterix

24,438 posts

135 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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Why do I think the Government of the Falkland Islands looks like this?


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Edinburger

6,534 posts

75 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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For the benefit of contributors to the ‘Scottish Referendum / Independence’ thread (mainly the Englanders)...

So the Falklanders want a referendum, do they? Why do 0.000000001% of the British population think that they have the right to vote on their future. Let me tell you this, I’m not paying for it. It’s not being paid for from my taxes. Who in the Falklands is capable of running a government and economy? What do they manufacture? What’s their GDP and unemployment levels? How will they survive? This is an outrage... blah, blah, blah...

Just kidding, folks smile



Edited by Edinburger on Tuesday 12th June 15:21

davepoth

Original Poster:

26,137 posts

106 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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Asterix said:
Why do I think the Government of the Falkland Islands looks like this?

Couldn't find an "in session" picture, but the outside looks like this:



You probably aren't that far off. wink

wolves_wanderer

10,341 posts

144 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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Edinburger said:
For the benefit of contributors to the ‘Scottish Referendum / Independence’ thread (mainly the Englanders)...

So the Falklanders want a referendum, do they? Why do 0.000000001% of the British population think that they have the right to vote on their future. Let me tell you this, I’m not paying for it. It’s not being paid for from my taxes. Who in the Falklands is capable of running a government and economy? What do they manufacture? What’s their GDP and unemployment levels? How will they survive? This is an outrage... blah, blah, blah...

Just kidding, folks smile



Edited by Edinburger on Tuesday 12th June 15:21
I wonder if they would accept Scotland in lieu of The Falklands? wink

el stovey

18,191 posts

170 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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So they're having a referendum on their "political status" ? What does that mean, could they actually legally vote to go it alone with their oil and whatever?

They're going to end up like s that have won the lottery, like rich Arabs driving around in Ferraris and wearing gold Rolexes but with big wooly jumpers on. hehe




fadeaway

1,456 posts

133 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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el stovey said:
So they're having a referendum on their "political status" ? What does that mean, could they actually legally vote to go it alone with their oil and whatever?

They're going to end up like s that have won the lottery, like rich Arabs driving around in Ferraris and wearing gold Rolexes but with big wooly jumpers on. hehe
Their having a vote so that they can all say they want to say British. Then we can post the results to Argentina and UN and tell them to shut up wink

Snowboy

8,028 posts

58 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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fadeaway said:
Their having a vote so that they can all say they want to say British. Then we can post the results to Argentina and UN and tell them to shut up wink
This.

But with better spelling of “They’re”. smile

thinfourth2

32,414 posts

111 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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I just hope the EU doesn't get wind of this

They will have to keep voting until they get the right answer

unrepentant

17,710 posts

163 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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The result will be that 99.9%* of the populus wish to remain British and it will hopefully send a clear message to the Junta that their presence on the Islands is not required and they can naff off.




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0a

17,199 posts

101 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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I wonder what Argentina's reaction to this news will be.

They won't like it up them.

eldar

10,038 posts

103 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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0a said:
I wonder what Argentina's reaction to this news will be.

They won't like it up them.
They'll move to Scotland, and vote for it to become part of Argentina in 2014.

Sway

5,728 posts

101 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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The Argentinians won't care what the result is.

They will merely state that its obvious an imported population would vote that way.

They've said all along they don't mind if the Islanders want to remain British, they just want to own the land and sea...

Can't think why.

Oh, and are the Falklands part of the United Kingdom, or a protectorate/commonwealth member etc.?

ralphrj

2,098 posts

98 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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Sway said:
Oh, and are the Falklands part of the United Kingdom, or a protectorate/commonwealth member etc.?
The Falkland Islands are a self-governing British Overseas Territory. HM the Queen is the Head of State but they are not part of the United Kingdom or a member of the Commonwealth.

In simple terms, when the British Empire dissolved they chose a halfway house between independence and remaining as a colony.

The current status gives them local government control and an identity separate from the rest of the United Kingdom but at the same time they are officially British so can enjoy our protection (if they wish) and can avoid some of the expensive bureaucracy of a fully independent nation.

Sway

5,728 posts

101 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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ralphrj said:
Sway said:
Oh, and are the Falklands part of the United Kingdom, or a protectorate/commonwealth member etc.?
The Falkland Islands are a self-governing British Overseas Territory. HM the Queen is the Head of State but they are not part of the United Kingdom or a member of the Commonwealth.

In simple terms, when the British Empire dissolved they chose a halfway house between independence and remaining as a colony.

The current status gives them local government control and an identity separate from the rest of the United Kingdom but at the same time they are officially British so can enjoy our protection (if they wish) and can avoid some of the expensive bureaucracy of a fully independent nation.
Mucho gracias senor.

wink

V88Dicky

5,829 posts

90 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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ralphrj said:
The Falkland Islands are a self-governing British Overseas Territory. HM the Queen is the Head of State but they are not part of the United Kingdom or a member of the Commonwealth.

In simple terms, when the British Empire dissolved they chose a halfway house between independence and remaining as a colony.

The current status gives them local government control and an identity separate from the rest of the United Kingdom but at the same time they are officially British so can enjoy our protection (if they wish) and can avoid some of the expensive bureaucracy of a fully independent nation.
Bit like the Isle of Man with better weather but no women frown

NDA

12,024 posts

132 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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I assume this is a precursor to a human rights defence in terms of self-governance. Not that the Argies probably worry too much about human rights.