Falkland Islands

War Veterans Hold Protest Against Stan Collymore After Falklands Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK

War veterans have called on former England and Liverpool striker Stan Collymore to apologise and resign from his radio job after his comments that Bri...

Argentina's Falklands Banner Sparks Anger Ahead Of World Cup

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Sport

Argentina and England are unlikely to meet at the World Cup finals, however their rivalry was reignited at the weekend when the Argentine national sid...

British Cruise Liner Told To Take Down Flag After Docking In Buenos Aires

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

Argentinean authorities demanded a British cruise liner take down the British flag after it docked in Buenos Aires, according to a Channel 4 News repo...

This Is The Man Argentina Have Appointed To Prize Back The Falklands

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Argentina has taken the unprecedented step of appointing a secretary for the Malvinas, a role designed to assert pressure on the British and internati...

Argentina Rejects British Protest Over Threats To Imprison Oil Companies Working Near To Falkland Islands

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Yet another incident is threatening to push Britain’s already strained relationship with Argentina further into antipathy with the rejection of a co...

UK Lodges Formal Complaint With Spain Over Gibraltar Delays

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK

The Foreign Office is lodging a formal complaint with Spain over the latest "unacceptable" delays at the border with Gibraltar. The Royal Gibraltar...

Spain To Go To UN Over Gibraltar Row

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK

Spain will seek to take its dispute with the UK over Gibraltar to the UN - with the support of Argentina. Spanish foreign minister Jose Garcia-Mar...

Licence To Kill

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK

Britain has supplied £12bn of arms to some of the world's most brutal dictatorships and human rights abusers, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe,...

What Price, Greatness?

Francis Hoar | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics
Francis Hoar

Mrs Thatcher had immense achievements: bringing harmony to industrial relations (reducing tenfold the number of days lost to strikes), liberating the Falklands, rejuvenating and modernising our manufacturing sector (and increasing its output), controlling inflation, almost halving unemployment in her time in office and, most significantly of all, preparing the way for the final decline and defeat of Soviet tyranny.

Margaret Thatcher: The Last Iron Lady of International Politics

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Politics
Preetam Kaushik

The final chapter of Margaret Thatcher's remarkable life story could never have been a simple RIP. It would have been a disappointing ending that would have concealed the love and loathing that she aroused in equal measure as the first woman and the longest serving Prime Minister of post-war Britain.

Who Have Been The Other Casualties, A Week On From Thatcher's Death?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK

Lavish tributes from Conservative MPs, a ceremonial funeral and bellicose Daily Mail headlines calling out the disrespectful - these were the most pre...

Reflections on Lady Thatcher - Leadership, Feminism and Legacy

Dame Tessa Jowell | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Politics
Dame Tessa Jowell

Lady Thatcher famously observed that women had to "show [men] that we're better than they are". This was not the feminism which promotes diversity in a world of women's frequently unrealised talent, where women at work juggle the competing, sometimes almost irresolvable, demands of work, parenthood and caring. She was, for sure, a great woman in a man's world, but she did it by beating them at their own game. She was no feminist icon, nor any role model for the many young women who, we must hope, will believe strongly enough in the decent power of politics to bring about change...

Margaret Thatcher and the Falkland Islands

Professor Klaus Dodds | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Klaus Dodds

The Falklands Referendum of March 2013 owes much to Margaret Thatcher. She created and maintained a political orthodoxy which remains unchallenged today. Every subsequent British government has publicly reaffirmed the right of the Falklands community to self-determine their future.

'There Is No Such Thing As Society'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK

Perhaps more than any other post-war politician, Baroness Thatcher fiercely divided opinions, but the Iron Lady did not shy from controversial headlin...

Falkland Invasion Thatcher's 'Greatest Trauma'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics

The defeat of Argentina's Falkland Islands invaders marked both the summit and the greatest trauma of Margaret Thatcher's tempestuous premiership. ...

Margaret Thatcher and the Falklands War: A Lesson in Leadership

Luke Coffey | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Politics
Luke Coffey

These papers offer a valuable lesson for any student of leadership. Perhaps the biggest lesson one can learn is that making the right decision is not necessarily the same as making the most popular decision. Leadership is not a popularity contest. Leadership is about selflessly acting in the best interests of those that you lead.

White Puffs of Smoke? The Falkland Islands Referendum

Professor Klaus Dodds | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Klaus Dodds

The legacy of the referendum will be much more difficult to predict than the voting itself. For the Falkland Islanders, they have both reaffirmed the status quo but also prepared the ground for possible future referenda, which might one day include independence as an option.

Land Of Pope And Glory?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK

Argentina's president, Cristina Kirchner, has called on Pope Francis, with whom she is reported to have "frosty" relations , to intervene over the Fal...

'Go Kiss This Land Which Is Ours'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK

The first Argentinian-born Pope is a stauch defender of his country's rights to the Falkland Islands, once telling followers at a Mass for veterans of...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Pope Francis, Friend Of Dictators?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Thursday 14 March 2013... 1) POPE FRANCIS, FRIEND OF DICTATORS? Surprise, surprise, this morning's newspaper ...

Hands Off Our Islands! Debunking Argentine Claims to the Falklands

Mahmood Naji | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Mahmood Naji

Argentine claims to the Falklands do not stand up to scrutiny when judged by the laws, rules and precedents set at the time.

The US State Department Ignores the 99.8% of Falkland Islanders Who Want to Remain British

Luke Coffey | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Politics
Luke Coffey

Of course, neither the Falkland Islanders nor the UK need America's support for the referendum but the US should back its allies. All the Falkland Islanders are asking for is recognition of their right to self-determination - a right guaranteed by the United Nations Charter and a key principle on which America was founded in 1776.

Falkland Islanders Are 'Illegal Squatters'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK

Argentina's president Cristina Kirchner, has once again been rattling her sabre, this time by equating Falkland Islanders with squatters. In the wa...

Cameron: We Will Always Defend The Falklands

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

Britain will "always be there" to defend the Falkland Islands, David Cameron has said, after 99.7% of the 1,513 residents voted to remain under Britis...

Falkland Islanders Vote To Stay British

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK

The people of the Falkland Islands have voted overwhelmingly to remain a British overseas territory, with 99.8% declaring themselves in favour during ...