NEVER ABANDON THE BRITISH FALKLAND ISLANDS TO ARGENTINE PRESSURE.

I SWEAR I WILL NEVER AGAIN VOTE FOR ANY BRITISH POLITICAL PARTY THAT EVEN CONSIDERS RELINQUISHING OUR CLAIM TO THE FALKLAND ISLANDS AND ITS BRITSH OCCUPANTS.

THE FALKLAND ISLANDS HAVE BEEN UNDER BRITISH CONTROL SINCE 1833. IN 1982 TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY FIVE BRAVE BRITISH SERVICEMEN DIED RECAPTURING THE FALKLANDS AFTER AN UNPROVOKED INVASION FROM A CORRUPT AND UNPOPULAR ARGENTINIAN REGIME.

RECENTLY THE ARGENTINIAN GOVERNMENT HAS DISPUTED OUR RIGHT TO CONDUCT A DRILLING OPERATION OFFSHORE FROM OUR OWN ISLANDS AND ARE ONCE AGAIN MAKING A CLAIM TO THEM.

THE ISLANDS ARE BRITISH, THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE ARE PROUD TO BE BRITISH AND WISH TO REMAIN BRITISH. THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN OFFERED ARGENTINIAN CITIZENSHIP AND HAVE TURNED IT DOWN OF THEIR OWN FREE WILL. THE WATERS SURROUNDING THE ISLANDS ARE ALSO BRITISH AND WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO USE THEM HOWEVER WE SEE FIT WITHOUT INTERFERENCE.

WE SIMPLY HAVE NO CASE TO ANSWER BEFORE THE UN OR ANYONE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER.

I WOULD ALSO HOPE FOR AN IMMEDIATE STATEMENT OF UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM OUR ALLIES IN THE USA. WE HAVE STOOD SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH THEM SINCE SEPTEMBER 11TH 2001 AND HAVE SACRIFICED THE LIVES OF OUR SOLDIERS (NOT TO MENTION BILLIONS OF POUNDS) AFTER THEY WERE THE VICTIMS OF AN UNPROVOKED ATTACK. SO FAR THEY HAVE BEEN VERY QUIET ON THIS ISSUE (THIS IS NOT AN ATTACK ON THE USA... JUST A FACT).

MAYBE THE ARGENTINE GOVERNMENT SHOULD SPEND MORE TIME ADDRESSING ITS OWN MASSIVE INTERNAL PROBLEMS WITH ABJECT POVERTY, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND ABUSE OF WOMEN AND MINORITIES THAN LAYING CLAIM TO A CHAIN OF ISLANDS IT HAS NOT CONTROLLED FOR TWO HUNDRED YEARS.

DON'T DISRESPECT THE MEMORY OF THE SOLDIERS WHO DIED IN THE FALKLANDS CONFLICT... KEEP THEM BRITISH!!!