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  • Argentine government to undermine Falklands Referendum

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...eferendum.html

    In recent days, the country’s foreign ministry has launched an action plan to thwart the success of a March referendum to be held by the islanders, Argentine and regional media reported.

    The 3000-strong population of the Falklands are overwhelmingly pro-British and the vote is expected to deliver a resounding rejection of Argentine efforts to claim the South Atlantic archipelago.

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman summoned Argentina’s ambassador in London, Alicia Castro, to Buenos Aires to devise an “anti-referendum” campaign in Britain, according to daily La Nación.

    The aim is to dissuade British political personalities from attending the vote as observers, therefore detracting from its legitimacy.



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    Argentine embassies around the world have meanwhile received instructions to alert political leaders in their host countries to the “illegitimacy” of the vote. The government has reportedly been working hard to implement the plan for the last two weeks, amid growing concern that the referendum could shore up international support for Britain’s sovereignty over the islands.




    Any thoughts, gents?
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Selous View Post
    I think...... wrs

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    • #3
      What do the Argentine ambassadors intend to do, bribe the British political personalities to stay away?

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      • #4
        They don't seem to have many cards to play do they?
        Any metaphor will tear if stretched over too much reality.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Gorque View Post
          What do the Argentine ambassadors intend to do, bribe the British political personalities to stay away?
          Don't think the Argentinians have any money left to bribe anyone.

          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20531444
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Surrey View Post
            Don't think the Argentinians have any money left to bribe anyone.

            http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20531444
            Which is probably why they are turning up the heat on the Falklands/Malvinas
            question.
            "I dogmatise and am contradicted, and in this conflict of opinions and sentiments I find delight".
            Samuel Johnson.

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            • #7
              'Political personalities' probably means radical back-benchers, champaign socialists, that Galloway fellow, and ageing 'right-on' pop stars like Geldoff, McCartney, someone from Genesis, etc.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Selous View Post
                'Political personalities' probably means radical back-benchers, champaign socialists, that Galloway fellow, and ageing 'right-on' pop stars like Geldoff, McCartney, someone from Genesis, etc.
                Billy Bragg?
                Кто там?
                Это я - Почтальон Печкин!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Surrey View Post
                  Don't think the Argentinians have any money left to bribe anyone.

                  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20531444
                  Money is just one method available for bribing someone.

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                  • #10
                    Leave it to Argentina to have a problem with people voting...
                    "Why is the Rum gone?"

                    -Captain Jack

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gorque View Post
                      Money is just one method available for bribing someone.
                      No islander is going to want to shg Mrs Kirshner

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by copenhagen View Post
                        No islander is going to want to shg Mrs Kirshner
                        Eewww!!!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Stryker 19K30 View Post
                          Billy Bragg?
                          He is the kind of celebrity to do so, but I haven't heard of Bragg becoming involved with the Falklands issue. And whilst I can't say as I know anything about his political causes or his backing or what have you, I know much, much less about his music.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Selous View Post
                            He is the kind of celebrity to do so, but I haven't heard of Bragg becoming involved with the Falklands issue. And whilst I can't say as I know anything about his political causes or his backing or what have you, I know much, much less about his music.
                            I just know he is the poster child Champagne Socialist. Makes good music, but to me (even if I don't agree with the message) it is an empty one when he lives the lifestyle he speaks out against.
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                            • #15
                              I think in that regard Mr Bragg is like most of these celebrities, as you say, he's something of a poster child, I'd expect that to be the case, I've always thought the likes of Geldoff and that fellow from Genesis, and that other ****...Morrisey, were the archetype, I wouldn't be surprised Bragg was in their number. Especially Morrisey; http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/ma...tina-morrissey
                              Grrr
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