Who were the three Argie loving ratbags who voted no?

The hunt is on in the Falkland Islands for the three ratbags who voted no. The British media are looking hard for the Argie loving scum:

After the victory – the speculation.

So who exactly are the ‘Falklands Three’, the trio of dissenters who voted ‘No’ to the Falkland Islands remaining as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom? 

That was the inevitable subject of conversation in Port Stanley, together with satisfaction at the resounding victory for the Yes-vote in a referendum on the future of the territory. Of 1,518 votes cast during the two-day poll, 1,513 came out in favour of maintaining the islands’ current political status, representing 99.8 per cent of the vote. One ballot paper was rejected and one remained unaccounted for after the count on Monday night. That left three people who desire either immediate independence from Britain or a transfer of sovereignty, presumably to Argentina, which claims the islands as its own.

Stanley is a small place – the entire Falklands enjoy a population of only 2,900 permanent and guest residents – and most things do not remain secret for long, but a secret ballot is a secret ballot.

“There will be some people who will do their best to find out,” says John Fowler of the islands’ newspaper, Penguin News. “I hope they don’t succeed because those three people added a certain validity to the whole exercise.”

 


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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. 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.

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