An angry bumboat woman with a broom handle could defend the Falklands against the Argies

There are claims that defence cuts in the UK have left the Falkland Islands vulnerable.

There are growing fears over the security of the Falkland Islands after questions emerged over the level of Royal Navy protection given to the islands in the face of renewed Argentinian territorial claims.

There are claims that the islands, which were invaded by Argentina 34 years ago to the day, have been left without adequate protection after it emerged there is currently no British frigate or destroyer on route to the islands, leaving them with only the small and lightly armed offshore patrol vessel HMS Clyde.

Emily Thornberry, the shadow defence secretary, described the situation as “unacceptable” and demanded that the Government “immediately” send a warship to the region.

She said: “In one area after another we have seen the impact of the savage cuts made to our armed forces since David Cameron came to office, but even by those low standards, it is unacceptable that the government is failing to provide the protection for the Falkland Islands that has been promised, and that that Islands have a right to expect as British citizens.

“The Ministry of Defence must rectify the situation immediately.”

I don’t think there is much to worry about.

An angry bumboat woman with a broom handle could defend the Falklands against the Argies.

Most of their Navy has sunk at the wharf, the Army is broke and the Airforce is non-operational.


– The Telegraph


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  • Orca

    Surely the answer is blatantly obvious. Jeremy Clarkson and crew can be sent down to do a new show, albeit using a different numberplate this time, so as not to be so obtrusive. They almost got away with it last time.

  • Vlad

    I would just like to say as a footnote in defence of Argentina that it’s a great country, they make the very best steaks in the world and their people, one on one, are great.

    They have a dud government though.

    • I’m planning a trip to Cordoba some time soon.

  • symgardiner

    What the Navy doesn’t say is that there will be a sub sitting off the coast.

  • Keyser Soze

    Is this a shadow minister from the loony left Labour Party who under Corban would disestablish the entire British armed forces and rather engage in cuppa tea diplomacy? Yep, no one does hypocrisy like the left!