The Argies are going to be really upset over this, statue of Maggie erected in Falklands

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A statue of Margaret Thatcher has been erected in the Falkland Islands, a move sure to upset the Argies.

A statue honouring Margaret Thatcher has been unveiled in the Falkland Islands for the first time.

The tribute to the former Prime Minister – who lead Britain to victory in the 1982 conflict to defend the islands – was revealed in the island’s capital Stanley on Saturday.

After Baroness Thatcher died in 2013 the population of the Falkland Islands were consulted about how they wished to commemorate the leader.

The overwhelming response was for a statue which was unveiled at a ceremony on what is Margaret Thatcher Day on the island by her son Sir Mark Thatcher.

Local sculptor Steve Masson was commissioned to carry out the work which cost around £40,000 and stands eight foot high on a stone plinth.

The bronze statue bears a brass plaque with a quote from Baroness Thatcher on April 3, 1982: “They are few in number, but they have the right to live in peace, to choose their own way of life and determine their own allegiance.”

The bust is at the end of Thatcher Drive, next to the Liberation Monument, which honours 255 UK servicemen and three Falklands civilians who died in the conflict.

Last month Argentina’s ambassador to Britain Alicia Castro condemned the statue “in our Malvinas Islands” as a provocative move.

The Mail On Sunday reported she said: “What the UK is doing is celebrating war.”

Stupid Argies, what the UK is celebrating is winning a war…something they have no experience of.

 

– The Telegraph


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