April 2, 2012

Britain Can Still Work with Argentina

William Hague, Daily Telegraph

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'We have apparently reliable evidence that an Argentine task force will gather off Cape Pembroke [East Falkland] early tomorrow morning, 2 April. You will wish to make your dispositions accordingly.” So read the characteristically understated telegram from the Foreign Office to the Falkland Islands’ Governor, Rex Hunt,...

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Thirty years ago today General Leopoldo Galtieri's tottering, gold-braided regime started a military adventure in the South Atlantic, hoping a quick victory in Port Stanley would keep the military in charge of the Casa Rosata in... more ››
April 1, 2012
How the U.S. Almost Betrayed Britain
John O'Sullivan, Wall St. Journal
Alexander Haig wanted Reagan to side with the Argentines over the Falklands, newly released papers show. more ››
April 2, 2012
Falklands Cast Long Shadow Over Britain
Gerry Hassan, The Scotsman
THE battle for the Falklands still casts a long shadow over political life in Britain, but it’s not great The 30th anniversary of the beginning of the Falklands war is next week, a conflict that matters to this day. Like many... more ››
April 1, 2012
Argentina Hurts Itself in Falklands
Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald
Instead of scaring off the islanders with constant threats, Argentina should try to seduce them. It should offer them free medical airlifts and first-class medical treatment in Argentina for islanders with health emergencies,... more ››
March 22, 2012
The Battle for Britain's Budget
The Spectator
For the past couple of months, government business has been bogged down in the detail of taxation policy. Higher personal tax allowances, a lower top rate, more stamp duty for £2 million mansions, a tycoon tax — all have been... more ››