Argies told to nick off

The Falkland Islanders have voted. The Argies cop one in the cods – big time.  Time to retreat with their tail between their legs, just like in 1982.


Defiant Falkland Islanders voted overwhelmingly last night to remain part of the United Kingdom.

Some 1,517 British citizens out of a population of about 2,900 cast their ballots in the landmark poll. The yes votes numbered 1,513 while only three voted no to remaining part of the UK.

David Cameron today called on Argentina to respect the wishes of the people of the Falkland Islands after they voted overwhelmingly to remain a British overseas territory. 

The Prime Minister said that Argentina should take ‘careful note’ of the referendum result and that Britain would always be there to defend the Falkland Islanders.

Although the result of the referendum was widely seen as a foregone conclusion, the landslide delivered a resounding message.

Nigel Haywood, governor of the Falkland Islands, said the referendum was a ‘massive demonstration of the way the Falkland Islanders feel and of the way they see their future’.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.