'Falkland Islands constitute an appendage of British colonialism'

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This is a monstrosity and is no longer tenable for successive British governments to refuse to even negotiate the sovereignty of Falkland Islands with Argentina, says political commentator and writer John Wight.

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RT: The UN commission has ruled the Falkland Islands are in Argentinian territorial waters. How significant could this be for Buenos Aires and UK?

John Wight: This is massively significant, this UN Commission judgment nearly confirms what all right- thinking people have known all along, namely that these islands constitute an appendage of British colonialism and that in 2016 if 3,000 white settlers living 8,000 miles from mainland Britain want to continue to enjoy the dubious privilege of prancing around in Union Jack underpants let them move back to Britain and do it here. Let them experience the… dwindling infrastructure and disintegrating NHS and dwindling jobs and lack of housing that the rest of us are experiencing in the UK. Let me see if they like being British then.

This is a monstrosity and is no longer tenable for successive British governments to refuse to even negotiate the sovereignty of these islands with Argentina. Three thousand people are directing the foreign policy of a country of 65 million and they have succeeded in poisoning relations between Britain and Latin America for far too long now. And given Britain’s role now as a gendarme, pointing the finger at other countries… It is really shocking hypocrisy on the part of the British state and it can no longer continue.

Political analyst Sergio Caplan told RT: “There is a great deal of natural resources in that area and nowadays the UK is exploiting them. It’s clearly a case of colonization. And this type of colonization is almost unthinkable in the 21st century, but the United Kingdom insists on it anyway.”

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