Anorak | How Maradona can prevent the next Falklands War

How Maradona can prevent the next Falklands War

by | 18th, January 2012

FROM dodgy synth pop to leggings there has been a lot of 80s revivalism going on of late and quite frankly I have had more than enough of it. The first half of the decade did at least have a little colour, but from 1985 through to the arrival of the Stone Roses in 1989 the UK was a grey old place run by cold and uncaring goverment. It was a society ravaged by unemployment, terrible pessimism, AIDS and of worst of all Stock, Aitken and Waterman.

Rant over. However there’s one 80s revival that I absolutely don’t want to see and that’s a Falklands War.

And yet with us drilling for oil in the area it seems that the Argies (our great mates and most natural South American ally) are getting very upset and are calling for the ownership of the island to be placed right back on the political agenda.

Of course we are a long way from having to put together a new task force but this is one issue that really needs to be nipped in the bud.

Owning an fairly inhospitable rock or two in the South Atlantic seems faintly ludicrous now just because of what happenned 30 years ago.

However it is pretty clear that there is oil down there and it would be churlish to threw away any rights we have to that liquid gold.

I think then the way forward is clear

1 We cede The Falklands to Argentina on a 30 year land lease deal (bit like Hong Kong)

2 For that concession we get to drill

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