Remind me why we think they’re ours?

Thursday, 29th March 2007 at 19:54 UTC 3 comments

I’ve just take the Falklands mini-quiz on the BBC news website. While I rarely get more than 7 questions in these quizzes correct, scoring exactly 1 out of 10 makes me wonder how everyone else is doing. The answer, I suspect, is ‘not very well’. Once again I’m left with just one question on my mind: “why does anyone think these Islands are ours?”. Given how little we know about them, perhaps its time we gave them back to the nation who’s school children do actually learn about them, rather than trying to make some immature statement by holding on to them.

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  • 1. The Clever Clogs  |  Friday, 30th March 2007 at 9:03 UTC

    I scored an amazing 4!

    But surely it should be up to the Falklanders themselves which country rules them (if any). I’m not saying we should, but without a vote from the people who live on the island, I’d be just as unenthusiastic about Argentina ruling them.

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  • 2. Betty  |  Friday, 30th March 2007 at 9:19 UTC

    I got six.

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  • 3. Graham Martin  |  Saturday, 31st March 2007 at 2:20 UTC

    I’d say maybe independence would be a good idea, or the kind of joint ownership we’ve been working on getting for Gibraltar. And after my dismal 1 I decided to take the quiz again and got 10!

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