posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 09:51 PM
At the end of the day it's about proximity.
The FI are much closer to Argentina than any other country, so own them by natural right.
The British claim to them is a spurious one based on ancient history and has no validity in the modern context.
The argument that the islanders are an independent people who can determine their nationality and allegiance is the same the British gov have always
used to hang on to Northern Ireland.
And it's bollocks.
Immigrate a load of Brits to any area of the planet and obviously they are going to show allegiance to Britain. Duh.
And anyway - hasn't this argument been shot down countless times in Britain already in regard to immigration?
"Us whites are the real British cos we were here first....all these foreigners are imposters and should be booted out."
"No, you're wrong! Stop being racist, we're all the same really, regardless of colour, nationality, religion, or how long we've lived here. Just
because you're Celts and have been here for thousands of years doesn't give you a better claim to the country than Africans and Indians who just got
off the plane, blah-blah-blah-blah........."
[subtext: Shut up complaining about immigration, we're making millions...]
When it suits them, the British establishment shift the goal posts.