“We will never negotiate on the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands unless you, the Falkland Islanders, so wish. No democracy could ever do otherwise.” – British PM David Cameron
December 25, 2011
David Cameron today pledged Britain would never surrender sovereignty of the Falklands against the wishes of the islanders.
In his Christmas message to the islands, the Prime Minister said he could not accept challenges by Argentina to their right to self-determination.
He condemned what he described as “unjustified and counterproductive” efforts by the government in Buenos Aires to disrupt shipping links to the islands.
His intervention comes after Argentina led a group of South American nations in banning ships flying the Falklands flag from docking at their ports.