Falkland Islands Referendum debate

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Speaking in a debate on the Falkland Islands referendum, Charles Walker suggests that the Argentine President has been exposed as trying to divert attention from her own Government’s problems at home.

Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne) (Con): Is not the Argentine President playing a cruel trick on her electorate by trying to divert attention from her own failings? There is not a chance in hell that the Falkland Islands will return to Argentina during her presidency, or any other presidency.

Guy Opperman: That was the problem in 1982, was it not? A President struggling to maintain domestic order was trying to divert attention from the realities of problems at home by attracting it to matters abroad. One is nervous about the potential for that to happen again.

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