Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has been told by doctors to take a month off after recently suffering a head injury, her spokesman said Saturday.
The spokesman, Alfredo Scoccimarro, said in a statement that Mrs. Kirchner, 60, had suffered a “skull trauma” on Aug. 12, and that doctors submitted Mrs. Kirchner to a neurological exam on Saturday after she presented symptoms of a migraine during a routine exam for an abnormal heart rhythm. Read more »
The Argie ratbags have been vetoed by the family from attending Maggie’s funeral. Good stuff, especially as Cristina Kircher keeps demanding the Falkland Islands back in increasingly shrill statements designed to distract her silly citizens from the financial problems besetting Argentina.
Baroness Thatcher’s family have vetoed representatives of the Argentine government attending her funeral next week.
Whitehall officials proposed the presence of Argentine officials at a meeting of the committee which is organising the funeral, code-named Operation True Blue.
The Telegraph understands that Lady Thatcher’s children, Sir Mark and Carol, believe that such protocol would be “inappropriate”. Read more »
Apart from smashing the unions Margaret Thatcher also smashed the Argentines after they invaded the Falkland Islands. The Telegraph has some good coverage and the ITN video above is a great summary as well.
Margaret Thatcher served as prime minister for more than 11 years, but it was arguably the 74 days she spent evicting the Argentine invaders from the Falkland Islands that did most to fix the image of an unbending, uncompromising leader in the British popular imagination.
…Several Tory MPs, including Ken Clarke, then a junior minister, warned against fighting. Sir Ian Gilmour, a Tory wet, predicted that “it will make Suez look like common sense” — and a secret memo from defence chiefs spelled out both the expense and “serious risk” of fighting a conflict so far from home.
Overruling those voices of caution, Mrs Thatcher gave the order for the Task Force to sail on April 5 with the aircraft carriers Hermes and Invincible at the centre of a fleet that would ultimately contain 38 warships, 77 auxiliary vessel and 11,000 soldiers and marines.
“We have to recover those islands,” she said. “We have to recover them for the people on them are British and British stock and they still owe allegiance to the Crown and want to be British.”
The cover of that month’s Newsweek magazine was a picture of Hermes beneath the headline “The Empire Strikes Back”. Read more »
Cristina Kircher must be getting social media advice from Trevor Mallard. Someone needs to tell the silly bint the only way they are going to get the Falklands back is to fight for them, and that doesn’t go so well when your army likes marching backwards.
Territorio inglés a más de 12 mil kms de distancia? La pregunta no aguanta ni jardín de infantes de 3 años.
The president of Argentina has lashed out at Britain’s sovereignty of the Falkland Islands in an extraordinary Twitter rant, claiming that “even three-year-old children” would dismiss the UK’s position.
Cristina Kirchner, the firebrand ruler of Argentina, took to the social media site following a meeting of the UN special committee of decolonisation, firing off a stream of 27 tweets in under two hours.
“An English territory more than 12,000km away? The question is not even worthy of a kindergarten of three year olds,” she wrote on Wednesday night. Read more »
The Falklands referendum came out exactly as expected, a Briton shall never be a slave and the argies got a good kick in the cods.
The emphatic Yes-vote is a public relations setback for Cristina Kirchner, president of Argentina, who has reignited the dispute over sovereignty, maintaining that the islanders are an “implanted” population lacking the right to self-determination. Read more »
What one did not hear from any senior member of the Argentine hierarchy was any expression of regret for the church’s collaboration and in these crimes. The extent of the church’s complicity in the dark deeds was excellently set out by Horacio Verbitsky, one of Argentina’s most notable journalists, in his book El Silencio (Silence). He recounts how the Argentine navy with the connivance of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now the Jesuit archbishop of Buenos Aires, hid from a visiting delegation of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission the dictatorship’s political prisoners. Read more »