‘The Falkland Islands: Referendum rewound’ | J.B.- The Economist

‘The Falkland Islands: Referendum rewound’ | J.B.- The Economist

All parties agreed on one thing: that the political dispute is “anachronistic”. The speeches of nearly every petitioner or delegation used that term to decry the “colonial situation” of the islands, as Mr Timerman and others put it. Amid all the huffing and puffing, the people at the centre of the dispute are struggling to get a hearing. To the outrage of some Latin American delegates, Mike Summers of the Falkland Islands government pointed out that the committee risked becoming an anachronism itself if it failed to listen to the concerns of islanders, whose views it appears to weigh rather lightly.

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