Why fund the bludging Argies?

The Argentinians have more cheek than a fat man’s bum:

Did you know that your taxes are supporting loans going to Argentina? As President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner continues to make waves over the sovereignty of the Falklands, the British Government continues to vote through billions of pounds in international aid to her country, primarily through the World Bank and the EU. According to a poll by ComRes, of those few British adults who are aware of such expenditure, barely 6 per cent support it.

Barack Obama’s administration certainly isn’t in favour of such action. It has started voting against loans to Argentina from international financial institutions, and is looking for allies in its tough stance. Britain should be first in line.

While I strongly support foreign assistance – and Britain’s determination to meet the UN agreement on development aid is an example to the world – such funds need to be focused on eliminating poverty and conflict, not fattening government wallets in a G20 country that refuses to meet its global obligations.

What a waste of money. Shows the way Argies think. They are almost as shameless as Winston Peters. They have the shit kicked out of them, then they stick their hands out and keep them stuck out, then they start going on about taking back the falklands when they are known to be about as good as the Italians in a scrap.


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  • Mandbmunro

    Your being a bit harsh on the Italians WO.
    How do you know they’re no good at fighting as we’ve never seen them fight.
    I do know they’re brilliant at surrendering , my stepfather having accidentally wandered into one their camps at Casino.
    He had an empty rifle and their were 20 of them.
    They decided the odds were against them and surrendered.

    •  I’ve heard that story before – always thought it was an urban legend…..My Dad used to talk of it when I was growing up.

  • On topic – was there some sort of joint
    deal with the USA
    and the Argies after the Allende regime and then again with the Brits after the Falklands war?

  • Johnboy

    The Pom’s would probably relish a chance to check out the HMS Astute in a real situation.
    Got to justify all those cost overruns somehow.

  • miller solapher

    Neil I hope you can read maps, but Allende was president of Chile.